Steam-distilled from a flowering plant native to Australia, Lemon myrtle is known for its sweet lemony scent that is at once refreshing and uplifting. Historically, this "Queen of lemon herbs" was used as a zesty food flavouring and as a natural deodorant for shoe cabinets, dressers, and cars. Today, you'll often find it as a common ingredient in skincare products, toiletries, air fresheners, perfumery, household cleaners, and more.
Lemon myrtle is one of those oils that are beneficial from head to toe and this is largely due to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. Some of its most common uses include treatment for acne, cold sores, Athlete’s foot, asthma, sore throats, sinus, arthritis, insect bites, bad breath, body odour, cuts and wounds, headache, flu, and more.
This oil is also 70-90% citral which is why many describe it to smell "more lemony than lemon". It is this clean and sharp fragrance plus the sedative property that makes Lemon Myrle helpful in combating depression, negativity, and anxiety. It's also a great mood and concentration booster!
100% Pure Backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) oil
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Country Of Origin: Australia
Method Of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Major constituents: A typical analysis of Backhousia citriadora essential oil is as follows: Î²-pinene (trace - 0.5 %), linalool (trace - 0.4 %), Î²-carophylene (trace - 0.4 %), neral (35.0 - 40.0 %), geranial (55.0 - 60.0 %), citronellal (0.01 - 1.0 %), methyl heptonone (trace - 0.4 %), cyclocitral (trace - 0.5 %), myrcene (trace - 0.5 %).
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Add 5-7 drops to your diffuser or create your own blend with other pure essential oils.
For a relaxing massage, add 5 drops to every 10ml of your favourite carrier oil.
Blends Well With: Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Bush Mint, Fragonia, Kunzea, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Australian sandalwood, Rosemary, Tea tree, and all of the eucalyptus oils.
Caution: Do not use undiluted on the skin. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.
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