Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


Extracted from the leaves of the lemon myrtle tree (Backhousia citriodor) via steam distillation, our certified-organic Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a popular choice if you’re looking to boost your overall health & wellness. Its natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a must-add to your oil collection.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil helps alleviate respiratory issues and promote healthy digestion. With a high concentration of citral, the zesty & powerful scent also stimulates focus, concentration, and energy.

Our Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is organically-certified in Australia, ensuring the highest quality and potency. Add a few drops to your diffuser, bath, or massage oil for a refreshing and healing experience.

Key Benefits

  • Cold & flu – Treats common colds & flus, bronchitis, asthma, and sinus infections.
  • Cleaning – Instantly cleans & disinfects surfaces, killing germs, bacteria, and fungi.
  • Skin – Reduces acne, oily skin, and water warts.
  • Mood – Alleviates depressing thoughts and dispels negative feelings.
  • Sleep – Relaxes & calms mind before bed, helping you to fall asleep & stay asleep.

How to Use

  • Bottle – Place your nose directly over the bottle and take 1-2 deep breaths through your nose to inhale the refreshing aroma.
  • Diffuser – Fill your diffuser with water and add 3-5 drops of Lemon Myrtle Oil for traditional aromatherapy.
  • Evaporation – Add 3-4 drops to a cotton ball or tissue and allow the scent to evaporate naturally around you.
  • Steam – Add 2-3 drops to a steaming pot of water, then place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Breathe deeply through your nose for 2 minutes, rest for 2 minutes, then repeat.
  • Topical – Mix 1-2 drops of Lemon Myrtle Oil per teaspoon of carrier oil, then massage gently into your skin or scalp.

Pairs with: eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and lavender

Precautions: Always patch test on a small area of skin before applying to a larger area of skin or scalp. Lemon myrtle essential oil is generally safe for use during pregnancy and on children, but it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. We do not recommend taking essential oils internally.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a premium, versatile essential oil distilled from the leaves of the Backhousia citriodora tree, native to the subtropical rainforests of eastern Australia. Renowned for its fresh, vibrant lemon scent that surpasses even that of lemon fruits, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is not only a delight for the senses but also a powerhouse of benefits.

Garden Use:

Lemon Myrtle can be a delightful addition to any garden, thriving in well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. It is relatively hardy but prefers a sheltered position to protect it from harsh frosts. As a garden plant, Lemon Myrtle attracts pollinators while its strong lemon scent can naturally repel pests.

Culinary Use:

In the kitchen, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil can transform simple dishes into culinary masterpieces. Just a drop can infuse desserts, teas, and dressings with a bright, lemony zest. It is particularly popular in Australian cuisine but is versatile enough to enhance a wide range of dishes, offering a herbal twist to both sweet and savory recipes.

Medicinal Use:

Lemon Myrtle is highly regarded for its antimicrobial properties. Studies, such as those published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, have demonstrated its effectiveness against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This makes it a valuable natural remedy for everything from skin irritations to respiratory conditions. It is also used in aromatherapy to help reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

Traditional Uses:

Traditionally, Indigenous Australians have used Lemon Myrtle for a range of applications, from flavoring food to treating ailments. The leaves were used in bush medicine for their antiseptic properties and to make a soothing tea.

Other Uses:

Beyond its primary uses, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a popular choice in eco-friendly cleaning products due to its potent antimicrobial and fresh scent. It’s also used in personal care products like soaps, shampoos, and lotions, providing fragrance and skin benefits.

For those preparing for survival scenarios, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is an invaluable asset. Its antimicrobial properties make it essential for natural first aid, capable of treating cuts, skin infections, and even purifying water. Its strong scent can also be used to mask human scent from wildlife. Compact and long-lasting, it is easy to store and transport, making it a practical choice for any survival kit.

Interesting Facts:

  • Lemon Myrtle has the highest citral purity of any known plant, making its oil incredibly fragrant and potent.
  • The plant is not only useful but also ornamental, with attractive dark green foliage and clusters of white flowers in summer.



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