LEMON MYRTLE Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Method: Steam distillation from wild leaves of the tree
Note: Lemon Myrtle is a fairly new arrival on the aromatherapy scene. It is a very strongly lemon-scented oil that contains over 95% citral, which is more than any other oil currently known (including lemon). It is known to be even more potent in its germicidal properties than Tea Tree oil.
In Australia, Lemon Myrtle essential oil is used to make a delicious tea. It’s lemony flavor and aroma have been used for centuries to flavor everything from cakes to meats to beverages.
Diffusing it can bring mental clarity and relieve fatigue.
Homeopathic Properties: Analgesic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-oxidant • Anti-microbial • Anti-septic • Anti-catarrhal • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-fungal • Anti-viral • Expectorant • Febrifuge • Immune Tonic • Liver Stimulant • Prostate • Thyroid • Hormones • Arthritis/Muscle Pain • Tonic-prostrate, endocrine system
Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion
External–topical application, skin treatment, massage, bath, local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Top Note: Lemon, citrusy, fresh notes
Heart Note: Citrusy, lemon, green notes
Base Note: Sweeter lemon, herbaceous notes
Classification: Top or heart note
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Lemon Myrtle essential oil is very effective for relieving sinus and hay fever symptoms, when used through inhalation. It is an ideal choice for relieving asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and mucus in the respiratory system.
It makes a fine oil for spinal application, as it works on the muscles to relax and release holding patterns. It is a liver stimulant.
It is also very useful for certain skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. It must be well diluted for this type of application.
Lemon Myrtle essential oil has an affinity for the prostate gland, and can relieve congestion in the gland. Similarly, it can work to balance thyroid, ovaries, and hormonal issues in general.
• Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
• Avoid use for infants or small children.
• Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
• Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
• All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.