Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil
100% Pure & Natural
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Country of Origin: Australia
Part of Plant Used: Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Available in 10mls $16.99, 30mls 39.99 & 100mls $79.99
This standard oil is created to obtain a consistent standard using a single or a number of different batches.
- Lemon Myrtle essential oil is one of Australia’s best. Not only does its vivid lemony aroma have a brilliant uplifting effect, it is also more antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal than any other Australian essential oil, even teatree. Its high citral content makes a good insect repellant as well as being an effective treatment in a number of additional complaints such as cold and flu viruses and cuts and stings. It can help relaxation and by putting one or two drops in a litre of water, the refreshing drink can help to aid digestion and ease bloating.
- A powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-fungal with a list of applications to assist with the treatment of throat and skin infections and boost the immune system. Lemon Myrtle essential oil is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant and expectorant.
- Lemon Myrtle essential oil has been used for treating acne, oily skin, and loose pores especially around the Mediterranean even from the Middle Ages (Li et al. 2018; Battaglia 1997), being known as a soft, mild sort of oil with effects for reproduction, convergence, and prevention of allergy (Aleksic and Knezevic 2014).
- In aromatherapy, it is valued for its fresh scent with uplifting benefits on your emotions and the ability to soothe, body and mind. Use a drop of lemon myrtle in your palms, rub vigorously and inhale deeply to clear and calm the mind.
- Lemon Myrtle can be applied topically, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Soak a cloth in a few drops of myrtle oil and very warm water for a refreshing face wash.
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 603.
A great site to read up on is The American College of Healthcare Service