AKA Sweet Verbena Tree, lemon-scented myrtle, lemon ironwood
Grown and steam distilled in Australia from leaves of wild plants on organic land.
Antiseptic world in a bottle! Backhousia oil is fresh and lemony in a hyper kind of alpha way, it's the lemony-est of all, including lemon itself! Used primarily in the flavoring industry, lemon myrtle is quickly securing its own aromatherapy niche. And it's not even really a myrtle!
Lemon myrtle is a pale yellow or yellow mobile liquid of intensely fresh lemon-like odor with a pleasant sweet-green undertone. The main constituent is citral, which is present in amounts more than 90%.
There is a long tradition of medicinal use of the herb in Australia, and is now very popular in modern Australian cuisine as a fresh herb.
He gives some nice blending tips and information in his book The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
This oil is non-toxic but its high citral content means there could be some issues with dermal sensitization and as an irritant.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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