Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Backhousia Citriodora

Country of Origin: Coastal Rainforest from Brisbane to Cairns, Queensland - Australia

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled from the leaves and twigs of Backhousia Citriodora (plantation trees)

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Description: Extremely lemony and crisp. More “lemony” than true Lemon (Citrus limonum) oil.

Perfumery Note: Top

Aromatherapy Properties: Unlike the medicinal aromas of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle's divine citrusy aromas will make you to come back for more. It's an alluring scent described as more lemony than lemon, and for you citrus-lovers this definitely will top your list.

Blends well with: Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Globulus, Orange 5 Fold (or Orange Sweet)

History: Lemon myrtle was given the botanical name Backhousia citriodora in 1853 after the English botanist, James Backhouse. The common name reflects the strong lemon smell of the crushed leaves. Lemon myrtle is sometimes confused with "lemon ironbark", which is Eucalyptus staigeriana.

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