The sweet, warm lemon aroma of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is cheerful, fresh and revitalising - rather evocative of its native Australia. You probably know of its traditional inhalation or topical use for easing chest congestion, but did you also know that as a potent antibacterial agent, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil has been shown to be even more effective than tea tree oil?
Also prized for its anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, Lemon Myrtle Oil is fantastic to help ease muscle pains and inflammation. Try a couple of drops in a warm foot bath after a long day on your feet, or blended with a carrier oil and massaged into sore muscles.
For the mind, Lemon Myrtle Oil has a reputation for being mentally uplifting and a natural antidepressant, and its sedative properties help to relax and calm the mind in times of stress. It can also help concentration and focus the mind.
Distilled from the tree growing naturally in our northern rainforests, lemon myrtle’s lovely fragrance is also prized in high end perfumery.
Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Add a few drops of Lemon Myrtle Oil to your Aromatherapy.
Topical Use: Add Lemon Myrtle Oil to your carrier oil of choice at a 1-2% maximum dilution and apply topically. For facial application, we recommend a 0.5% dilution.
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Plant Part: Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Australia
Safety: Not to be Taken. Possible skin sensitivity - dilute well prior to topical application. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated and powerful oils, and have the ability to cause serious harm if ingested without the necessary expertise required - for this reason, ingestion of essential oils is NOT recommended for the general public.