High five for wanting to learn more about Lemon Myrtle essential oil!
- Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
- Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid
- Strength: Moderate
- Description: Invigorating and strong lemon-like aroma with a light crisp green touch. While there is no ISO standard for Lemon Myrtle at this time, maximum dilution of 0.7% for all leave on applications is recommended. Not appropriate for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Want to learn more about this essential oil? Here’s some of my favorite resources:
- Robert Tisserand’s Essential Oil Safety, Pages 360 – 361
- The Good Scents Company
Every essential oil contains constituents, and every batch of essential oil can be different. For Lemon Myrtle essential oil, we compiled constituent rates from several gas chromatograph analyses and cross-referenced with medical/science literature and studies. Each rate was then weighted in the higher range to ensure restrictions covered for general safe usage. Your specific Lemon Myrtle essential oil may or may not contain all of the following constituents or contain them at these rates.
Here are the constituents and rates used in the calculator for Lemon Myrtle essential oil:
- Citral (Contains 50%)
- Geraniol (Contains 1.5%)
- Lemon Myrtle IFRA (Contains 50%)
- Linalool (Contains 0.5%)
Contains: Lemon Myrtle, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Grapefruit (Pink), Geranium, Bergamot (FCF)