The product of steam distillation of the leaves of a rare Australian plant, lemon myrtle oil has an exceptionally lemony and crisp aroma. Indeed, some say that its intense citrus fragrance is more lemony than true lemon oil. In therapeutic use, it shares many properties with its Australian cousin, tea tree oil, but is reputed to be even more effective.
Lemon myrtle oil blends well with woody oils such as cypress and eucalyptus. Floral or spicy oils are also worth trying. The trick is not to overdo the lemon myrtle as it tends to overpower more delicate scents.
|Botanical name||Backhousia citriodora|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Lemon myrtle oil has a lemony and crisp aroma which is stronger than true Lemon oil.|