The Lemon Myrtle, or Backhousia Citriodora, Tree is native to Australia. It is medium in size and grows lance-shaped, dark green leaves which stay on the tree all year round. It also grows creamy white flowers in clusters on the ends of its branches between summer and autumn.
In order to extract essential oil, the leaves are harvested. Whilst this can be carried out at any time of year, it is usually avoided during the wet season. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves immediately after harvesting to ensure that the oil is of the highest quality.
Lemon Myrtle has a long history of use by Aboriginal Australians, who recognised its benefits as a herbal solution for various purposes. It is a cleansing essential oil, making it ideal for purifying and disinfecting the home. When applied topically, it also cleanses the skin. Alternatively, use aromatically to incite feelings of calmness and positivity.
Add a few drops to a diffuser.
Dilute with a carrier oil or add one to two drops to a facial cleanser or moisturiser.
Dilution is required before topical application, due to possible skins sensitivity.
Blends well with
Cleanses and disinfects surfaces
Add a few drops of Lemon Myrtle essential oil to your home cleaning products, or a spray bottle of water to cleanse surfaces and protect against environmental threats whilst giving your home a delightful aroma.
To give your skin a cleansing boost, add a few drops of Lemon Myrtle essential oil to your usual cleanser or moisturiser.
Lifts the mood
The invigorating aroma of Lemon Myrtle can lift your mood if you’re feeling down. Add a few drops to a diffuser.
Reduces feelings of anxiety and stress
Lemon Myrtle has a calming, relaxing aroma that can soothe and relax when used in a diffuser.
Helps to remove unwanted household odours
Diffusing Lemon Myrtle essential oil around your home will help to remove unwanted smells, and replace them with a sweet, citrusy aroma.
Supports healthy liver
Lemon Myrtle helps to maintain liver health. Use aromatically in a diffuser, or mix with a carrier oil and apply topically over the liver.