Cleaning is probably up there on the “things we’d rather not be doing” list with sitting in traffic and getting a checkup. But, with Lemon Myrtle, cleaning may not be so bad.
Add a few drops into your favorite household cleaner and let the fresh and tart aroma fill the room. It even adds extra strength to cleansers because of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, meaning you don’t have to work as hard! Lemon Myrtle can also help sharpen the mind during foggy moments.
It was first distilled by a German doctor in 1890 and is native to Southern Queensland, Lemon Myrtle trees sprout grassy aromatic leaves that are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil.
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle - Top
Synonym: Lemon-Scented Myrtle; Sweet Verbena
Blends Well With: Lime, and other citrus oils
Aroma: Lemony, sweet, tart, and fresh
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Possible drug interactions. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin.
Adult Max Dilution: 0.7%
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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UPLIFT: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lemon Myrtle, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add Lemon Myrtle to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MENTAL FATIGUE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lemon Myrtle, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add 5-6 drops of Lemon Myrtle to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
CLEANING SPRAY: To an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 25 drops of Lemon Myrtle, 40 drops of Citronella and 30 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus, then fill with 6 oz distilled water and 2 oz grain alcohol. Shake well before each use.
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