Name: LEMON MYRTLE OIL (AUSTRALIA) - 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL (STEAM DISTILLED) - AROMATHERAPY GRADE - (BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA)
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Country of Origin: Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma/ Blending Note: Top
Blending Factor: 4
Blends well with: Lemon, Lime, Orange,
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Frankinscense
Lemon Myrtle is a tree and grows up to 30 metres in the wild and only grows in Australia. Lemon Myrtle is naturally found in coastal subtropical and tropical rainforests on the east coast of Australia and is quite rare in the wild. It is an evergreen tree with a soft leaf.
Lemon Myrtle has an amazingly fresh and vitalizing citrus aroma which has been said boosts your emotional mood. ‘Citrio’ is latin for citrus and ‘dora’ is latin for odour. The Backhousia name comes from a 19th century Australian botanist, James Backhouse. Plantations of Lemon Myrtle were established in the hinterland around Byron Bay in the mid 1990’s by independent farmers looking to diversify their farm income and grow something that is native to Australia. The essential oil of Lemon Myrtle contains well over 50 different chemical compounds. However the most significant oil compounds appears to be a number of types of Citral. Lemon Myrtle is much higher in Citrals compared to other plant sources e.g. Lemon peel, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Scented Eucalyptus, however the mix of components appear to make Lemon Myrtle oil more striking and far more attractive than other lemon aromas.
Research by the Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) has also demonstrated that the essential oil of Lemon Myrtle is more anti-bacterial and anti-fungal than that of Tea Tree oil.
Please be advised these are not direct recommendations for use from us. Please consult a qualified and reputable aroma therapist regarding your condition before administering any specific treatments using our products.
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