Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Essential Oil

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Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil 

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Botanical binomial: Backhousia citriodora

Family: Myrtaceae

Other names:  Lemon scented myrtle, lemon scented iron wood, sweet verbena tree, sweet verbena myrtle.

Country of Origin: Australia

Part of plant used in production: Leaves

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Characteristics: Clear yellow liquid with typical high citral scent and lemon like undertone.
Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant,and sedative on the nervous system, tonic.
Constituents: Geranial, neral, nerol
Uses: It's leaves are used in a wide variety of food and beverage products including very popular tea. The essential oil is used in the cosmetic and household products industries.
Blends well with Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, and tea tree.
Interesting Facts: Contains 90-98% citral and is the highest natural source of citral.
Safety: Non-toxic. Can be sensitizing and irritating for some individuals therefore should not be applied to the skin at dilutions over 3%. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.