The plant is native to Australia; it is a rare plant, restricted to Queensland, and considered endangered. It is cultivated since the early nineties. Two close relatives of lemon myrtle are also grown to produce essential oils: anise myrtle (Backhousia anisata) and cinnamon myrtle (Backhousia myrtifolia).
Botanical Name:Backhousia citriodora
Extraction Method:Steam Distillation
Aromatic Scent:Extremely lemony and crisp. More 'lemony' than true Lemon (Citrus limonum) oil.
Common Uses:Not formally documented in readily available publications, though there is evidence that it is an effective germicide.
History:An extremely potent antibacterial and germicide, Lemon Scented Myrtle is reputed to be a much more effective germ killer than the more familiar Tea Tree.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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