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Myrtle- Lemon Essential Oil

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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

Origin: Australia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Middle - Top

Family: Myrtaceae

Synonym: Lemon-Scented Myrtle; Sweet Verbena

Blends Well With: Lime, and other citrus oils

Aroma: Lemony, sweet, tart, and fresh

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear – Pale Yellow

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Lemon Myrtle batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Backhousia citriodora. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Possible drug interactions.

Adult Max Dilution: 0.7%

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Lemon Myrtle essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Lemon Myrtle essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Lemon Myrtle and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
What blend well with Lemon Myrtle essential oil?
  • Lemon Myrtle is lemony, sweet, tart, and fresh. Add few drops of Lemon Myrtle to your essential oil diffuser and let the fresh and tart aroma fill the room. Its bright and fresh aroma blends exceptionally well with Lime and other citrus oils such as Mandarin, Tangerine, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Yuzu and Clementine. For a fresh and uplifting blend idea, add 5 drops Lemon Myrtle and 5 drops Pine to your diffuser. Lemon Myrtle can also be experienced in Bliss essential oil blend – an uplifting and inspiring blend of pure joy.
Can you ingest Lemon Myrtle essential oil?
  • Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Lemon Myrtle essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
Is Lemon Myrtle essential oil phototoxic?
  • Certain essential oils contain natural components known as furanocoumarins. This is more common in citrus essential oils but does occur in other oils as well such as Angelica Root. Furanocoumarins cause essential oils to be phototoxic, meaning the oil can cause burns and skin irritation if sun and UV light exposure occur. Not all citrus-sounding essential oils are phototoxic, however, including Lemon Myrtle. Therefore, this oil can safely be worn in the sun so long as it’s properly diluted.
What is Lemon Myrtle essential oil good for?
  • Lemon Myrtle essential oil (Backhousia citriodora) offers several healing benefits that make it a worthy addition to your aromatherapy arsenal. In your space, Lemon Myrtle acts as a disinfectant, an anti-fungal agent and deodorizer. Applied topically, it assists with pain and skincare. Diffused, Lemon Myrtle offers respiratory support, sleep, anxiety relief and cold symptom support. To enjoy its benefits effectively, diffuse Lemon Myrtle or dilute it and apply it topically.
How to Use

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.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

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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