Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil

Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil

What is it? 

Lemon myrtle has been traditionally used by indigenous Australians for cooking and healing. More recently, lemon myrtle leaves are used as a dry or fresh herb in food applications and the essential oil (EO) used as a flavouring agent in food and beverages. The leaf of the lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is steam distilled to produce the EO. Lemon myrtle EO is known for its characteristic lemon flavour and the major chemical component contributing to the aroma is citral. 


What are the benefits? 

  • Contains the highest natural source of citral 
  • More powerful than tea tree oil
  • Fresh scent and uplifting benefits on your emotions and the ability to soothe, body and mind. 
  • Antioxidant 
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Antifungal 


            EWG’s Skin Deep score = 1