Backhousia citridora -unsprayed- Australia
Lemon myrtle has the most pure sweet lemon aroma. It is a wonderfully uplifting and refreshing oil and is great for stress.
Physically it is extremely antibacterial (it has a very high citral content), which makes it a powerful oil to use for the respiratory system and also in cleaning around the house.
Because of the high citral content it should be prepared with a very low dilution, especially for sensitive skins.
It blends well with native oils, cedarwood, citrus oils, geranium, lavender, myrtle & peppermint.
It is steam distilled from leaves
It will keep for around 3 years if stored with lid tightly closed in a cool, dark area.
The photo is courtesy of essentially Australia by Greg Trevena