Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil - 4 Great Uses & Benefits

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4 Reasons to Love Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

The light, citrusy aroma of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil makes it a popular choice for many unique applications.

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a flowering plant native to the subtropical rainforests of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Noted for its sweet, lemony scent, Lemon Myrtle is extremely uplifting and vibrant, so it’s perfect for a range of aromatic applications. The beneficial oil is steam-distilled from Lemon Myrtle leaves and branches. Other common names for this lovely natural oil are lemon scented myrtle, sweet verbena myrtle, lemon scented backhousia, and lemon ironwood.

Lemon Myrtle is Packed with Good Stuff

The number one reason to love Lemon Myrtle is that it’s jam-packed with beneficial compounds that provide a range of therapeutic uses. In fact, it is mostly made of geranial and neral, two aromatic compounds that are extremely useful in aromatherapy. These constituents provide Lemon Myrtle with properties that help to deodorize the air, support the respiratory system, ward off seasonal threats, and so much more!

Lemon Myrtle can also help ward off harmful free radicals that may lead to damaging health and skin issues. But these health benefits are hardly new. Lemon Myrtle tea has been used by indigenous Australians in native foods and medicinal applications for more than 40,000 years!

It’s All About Full-Body Support

All of the above properties make this leaf particularly beneficial for supporting the immune and digestive systems. Lemon Myrtle is great for supporting a quicker recovery during times of seasonal illness, including seasonal pollen threats. It’s also known for providing you with a burst of energy and helping you breathe easier when respiratory concerns arise.

Plus, the nature of this natural wonder makes it perfect for supporting the immune system and may even help soothe skin irritation and breakouts.

Speaking of the skin, it’s the largest organ of the body, so of course it can benefit from some of this wonderful oil, too! This amazing oil is often employed to combat oily skin, clogged pores and blemish-causing free radicals, so it’s great for adding to your skincare routine.

There are also several studies that indicate that lemon myrtle can be used to satiate the insatiable (appetite, that is). We pair Lemon Myrtle with other natural appetite fighters like Grapefruit, Turmeric, and Copaiba Oleoresin in our popular Munchy Stop Synergy Blend.

Lemon Myrtle Smells Great!

If you’re like many of us and love essential oils purely for their aromatic bounty, you’ll definitely want to give Australian Lemon Myrtle a chance. Featuring a clean, uplifting scent, lemon myrtle is perfect for adding to household cleaners and natural air fresheners for a safe and gentle way to deodorize. Even though we love the bright scent of this Australian plant, insects don’t particularly enjoy it, so it’s great for taking with you when you’re exploring the great outdoors.

Soaking Up the Benefits of Lemon Myrtle

Just like any essential oil, there are many great ways to enjoy the benefits of Lemon Myrtle, but you should know which applications are best for your ailment to get the most out of any oil. If you want to enjoy Lemon Myrtle’s skin-boosting benefits, we always recommend directly applying it diluted in your favorite carrier oil to the skin as long as it’s safely diluted for topical use (we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7 percent). If you want to naturally deodorize, misting it into the air via diffuser is the best way to go. Whether you diffuse it, rub it on your skin or sprinkle it on potatoes, there’s almost nothing this sweet-smelling herb can’t do!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


30 thoughts on “4 Reasons to Love Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil”

  • I got this oil last week. I’ve ordered a bunch lately ,but this smells like Melissa oil to me! Can’t wait to put it in my laundry detergent!

  • This will definitely be on my next order after reading about it! Can’t wait to try it and explore with it and tell everyone about it!

  • Growing Lemon Balm ourselves, this is on a fragrance level, is precisely the same fragrance. Obviously with different therapeutic properties. Useful as a substitute for fragrance value.

  • Lemon Myrtle has such a great scent, it really gives me a boost in the afternoon and uplifts my spirits. It is also great at deodorizing the air when you have cooked something stinky.

  • I love Lemon Myrtle and so does everyone I have smell it! I actually make a Shampoo Bar with this oil 🙂

  • I’ve had Lemon Myrtle for awhile, and I use it frequently!! It is so fresh and bright and uplifting. I use it in homemade cleaning products, put a drop in the shower in the morning, and just smell out of the bottle now and then for putting a smile on my face. Definitely recommend this one, and I’ll be getting more soon!

  • Lemon myrtle is a favorite to diffuse while cleaning. It makes the whole house smell cleaner.

    1. Lemon Myrtle is the perfect choice for freshening the air and for use in DIY cleaners. We hope you love it as much as we do!

  • Very excited to try this out as a bug repellent! We have a bit of a bug problem where I live during the summer!

    1. Unfortunately right now none of our aromatherapists are trained in the safe use of aromatherapy with animals so we cannot guarantee safety.

  • Lemon Myrtle is my new favorite for a cleaning spray. In a 8 oz spray bottle, mix 4ml polysorbate 20 with 25 drops of Lemon Myrtle & 10 drops of Pine EO. Swirl to combine. Then fill with 4 oz rubbing alcohol and 4 oz vinegar. Shake well to mix.
    Works great for the glass top stove and countertops. Use in the bathroom for mirrors and countertops. Fresh and clean!

    1. They are very different. 🙂 I would describe Lemon Myrtle as more medicial and herby rather than citrusy.

  • LOVE THIS OIL. I make it into a room freshening spray ( 2 cups warm distilled water, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 TBSP vodka and 30-40 drops of this oil in a glass spray bottle). It’s so refreshing and it doesn’t bother my lungs like commercial room/ fabric sprays.

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