Lemon Myrtle essential oil is manufactured from the leaves (Backhousia citriodora) of the Family Lamiaceae, the same as Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. It is grown predominantly in Northern Australia
The plant is named after the English Botanist, James Backhouse.
Lemon Myrtle shares the same antiseptic and antimicrobial properties as Tea Tree and Eucalyptus but has a much more pleasant lemon smell.
It has recently started to become known by aromatherapists.
Lemon Myrtle is used in cooking as well as in healthcare but should be avoided during pregnancy.