COMMON NAME: Lemon Myrtle
BOTANICAL NAME: Backhousia citriodora
PLANT PART USED: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
COLOUR: Clear to pale yellow
AROMATIC SCENT: Ultra fresh and crisp potent lemon scent. More "lemony" than true Lemon essential oil
Introducing our premium Lemon Myrtle essential oil, sourced from the botanical variety of Backhousia citriodora, native to the pristine regions of Australia. Renowned for its refreshing and uplifting scent, this essential oil is a prized addition to any aromatherapy collection.
Lemon Myrtle's zesty aroma, reminiscent of freshly squeezed lemons with delicate herbal undertones, offers a multitude of uses and benefits. Extracted from the leaves of the Lemon Myrtle plant, our essential oil is carefully crafted to deliver a pure and authentic aromatic experience, bringing the essence of the Australian wilderness into your home.
History and Plant:
Lemon Myrtle, also known as Backhousia citriodora, has a rich history dating back to ancient Australian Indigenous cultures. The Aboriginal people have long used the leaves of this plant for their medicinal and aromatic properties. In more recent times, essential oil gained popularity in the mid-1800s when European settlers recognised its extraordinary scent and therapeutic potential. Today, Lemon Myrtle is sustainably cultivated in various regions of Australia, where its leaves are carefully harvested to extract the potent essential oil.
The aromatic scent of Lemon Myrtle essential oil is refreshing and bright, with a citrusy solid top note reminiscent of fresh lemons. It possesses a vibrant, zesty character that instantly uplifts the spirit. Accompanied by subtle herbal notes, the fragrance offers a sense of clarity and freshness, making it an ideal choice for aromatherapy and natural perfumery.
The key constituents of Lemon Myrtle essential oil include:
- Citral: The primary component responsible for the distinct citrus aroma and various therapeutic properties.
- Citronellal: Adds to the lemony fragrance and contributes to its antimicrobial properties.
- Geranial: Another vital compound that enhances the citrus scent and possesses antimicrobial qualities.
The main therapeutic properties of Lemon Myrtle essential oil include the following:
- Antimicrobial: Helps combat harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
- Relaxant: Calms the mind and eases tension, promoting relaxation and sleep.
- Antiseptic: Assists in cleansing wounds and preventing infection.
- Antioxidant: Fights free radicals, contributing to overall skin health.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin.
Uses and Beneficial Properties:
Lemon Myrtle essential oil boasts a wide array of uses and beneficial properties. Aromatherapy commonly employs it to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mood. Its antimicrobial and antiviral properties make it valuable for maintaining a healthy environment. Lemon Myrtle oil is often incorporated into skincare routines due to its cleansing and purifying abilities. The refreshing scent also serves as a natural air freshener and deodoriser, enhancing any living space with its pleasant aroma.
For topical application, Lemon Myrtle essential oil should always be diluted in a base carrier oil such as apricot, almond or jojoba oil to avoid skin irritation. Once diluted, it can be massaged into the skin to address minor wounds and irritations or to experience its cleansing and aromatic benefits.
Add a few drops of Lemon Myrtle essential oil to a diffuser or vaporiser to enjoy the uplifting and refreshing aroma throughout your space. The diffused oil will create a vibrant atmosphere, enhancing mood and reducing stress.
While Lemon Myrtle essential oil is generally considered safe, a few precautions should be noted:
- Always perform a patch test before topical use to check for allergic reactions.
- Avoid using undiluted oil directly on the skin.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Consult your doctor before use during pregnancy or if you have any underlying medical conditions.
Lemon Myrtle essential oil, derived from the Australian Backhousia citriodora, offers an invigorating and refreshing experience with its vibrant citrus aroma and subtle herbal notes. Its versatile uses, therapeutic properties, and captivating fragrance make it a sought-after essential oil for aromatherapy, skin care, and natural home remedies. Embrace the essence of the Australian wilderness and elevate your well-being with the pure and authentic Lemon Myrtle essential oil.
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I love using Tanah lemon myrtle in my soaps. The high quality provides lasting scents from start to finish. I purchase Tanah essential oils in large qualities & have never been disappointed.
Uplifting aroma works great in a diffuser or wax warmer.
Lovely fresh fragrance
Its perfect 👌
It smells amazing