Lemon Myrtle

Plant Origin: Australia

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves

Historical Data: The aboriginal people of Australia valued lemon myrtle's flavor in cooking, calling it "bush food." It is also known as the "queen of lemon herbs." Lemon myrtle can replace lemon in milk-based foods, as it does not have lemon's curdling problems. Lemon myrtle has the highest natural source of the constituent citral. Since citral, consisting of isomers geranial and neral, has a strong and sweet lemon scent, lemon myrtle continues to be valued in perfumery. It is used in health care and cleaning products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. Lemon myrtle is cultivated in Queensland and the north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Fragrant Influence: Uplifting and invigorating, lemon myrtle's fresh and sweet lemon scent encourages follow-through with goals.

Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 4 parts V-6 or other carrier oil; apply 1-2 drops on location, apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points; inhale directly, diffuse

Refer to the Essential Oils Desk or Pocket Reference for more information.