Botanical Name: Backhousia Citriodora
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Colour: Pale yellow
Scent: Oil smells fresh, sweet and has an intense lemony aroma
Blends: With Camphoraceous, citrus, floral, herby, minty, spicy and woodsy oils.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil Uses
- Herpes Simplex
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is an absolute aromatic delight to lemon lovers. Containing upwards of 96% of the aldehyde citral (geranial and neral), it possesses a clear, strong lemon aroma that far surpasses Lemon Essential Oil in lemony intensity.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a strongly potent anti-bacterial essential oil. It is wonderful to include in inhaler and diffusion blends. It can be helpful for use with acne and oily skin, but it must be used very carefully and at very low dilutions. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.7%.
Emotionally, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a wonderfully uplifting oil. When used in low dilutions, it can simultaneously help to calm fragile nerves and help with anxiety.