INGREDIENT

Lemon Myrtle Oil

Backhousia citriodora

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Uplifting and refreshing
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Lemon myrtle helps to cleanse the skin and hair. It has a sunny fragrance that can help to uplift the mind and put a spring in your step.

Description

Description

Lemon myrtle contains over 90% citral, one of the key characteristic components of lemon oil and the source of lemon myrtles strong citrus scent. Citral can be isolated from the leaves for use in soap and detergent perfumery. The complete essential oil produced from lemon myrtle is used in perfumes and products for its fresh herbal citrus quality. Also known as lemon-scented verbena and lemon-scented backhousia the essential oil is distilled from the leaves of the Australian Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) and has a clean and sweet lemon scent. The tree grows wild in Australian rainforests and there are also large plantations in New South Wales. Its short trunk is covered in greyish bark, which flakes to reveal orange new bark. The leaves are glossy and spiky and the whitish flowers form bell-shaped clusters.  

At a glance

At a glance

Benefit
Astringent and uplifting
Lemon Myrtle Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Lemon Myrtle Oil can be found in these products
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