Lemon Myrtle essential oil Backhousia citriodora
Backhousia citriodora essential oil is a wonderfully fresh and pleasant-smelling essential oil from Australia. It is empirically known as Lemon Myrtle, or lemon myrtle essential oil, because it smells particularly citrusy, seemingly even fresher and sweeter than citrus itself, and has a pleasant green apple note. Lemon myrtle essential oil is incomparably more fragrant, pleasant, green and lively than many other lemon-scented essential oils.
This essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the lemon tree and is an excellent aromatherapy remedy.
- Air purifier & freshener.
Cosmetics and aromatherapy
Lemon balm essential oil's special composition makes it an excellent remedy for a wide range of skin problems, and its extremely fresh and pleasant scent makes it ideal for air purification, cleansing and mild inhalation.
The emotional effects of lemongrass essential oil have also been studied and it has excellent mood-elevating and pleasantly relaxing effects. As well as being perfect for breathing and purifying indoor air, lemon balm essential oil is also a great relief from bad, depressed moods.
Lemon balm essential oil is also an excellent perfumery substance – its freshness and volatility make it ideal for the top citrus note and its duration for the middle note, but safety recommendations should be observed due to its extremely high citral content.
Not all the properties of this product are mentioned here. Unfortunately, due to EU regulation of health claims, we cannot inform you in detail, even if the benefits of this product are scientifically proven.
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- do not use pure on the skin as it may cause irritation; dilute with vegetable oil or butter; maximum concentration for use on the skin is 18.2% (R. Tisserand, R. Young "Essential Oil Safety"); use our concentration calculator;
- protect the eyes;
- effects on pregnant and lactating women are unknown; essential oils should be avoided for the first 3 months of pregnancy and for infants under 3 months of age unless necessary;
- despite the high phyto-, aromatherapeutic quality of this oil, the aromatherapy community cannot recommend internal use for therapeutic purposes, but such use is possible if prescribed by a phyto/ aromatherapist;
- do not use on cats, birds, fish, rodents, reptiles (evaporate in small quantities at home or use on your own); do not use on dogs, horses, muzzle, genitals, vaccinate;
- this essential oil is not registered as a medicinal product;
- this essential oil is not registered as a biocide;
- keep tightly closed in a dark, cool place.
- bottle: glass
- cap/dropper: plastic
- label: paper or plastic PVC