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Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Lemon Myrtle: Australia’s brightest and most popular Australian essential oil

It is such a delight to have so many aromatic friends and colleagues in Australia! Lovely sweetheart people surrounded by amazing plants!

Australia has many unique and emerging essential oils of great value and interest to the aromatherapy and essential oil world. One of the strongest and currently the most popular native Australian essential oil amongst Australians in Australia is Lemon Myrtle essential oil. It is so popular because of its remarkably fresh lemon scent. A substantial percentage (around 90%) of those who inhale it – male or female, young or old, and of any country – find it uplifting and refreshing.

In the Winter edition of AROMATIKA we welcome Australian essential oil specialist and distiller Greg Trevena who comes with an insider's profile on Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora). Greg runs Essentially Australia and has been learning about Australia’s native (or indigenous) plants for 25 years, and now brings us his expertise and highly exciting details on Lemon Myrtle's history, botany, growing areas, and… of course distilling, essential oil yields, qualities and properties, traditional and modern medicinal uses, safety and all. Thank you so much Greg for sharing your special expertise with our AROMATIKA readers!

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