Lemon myrtle helps to cleanse the skin and hair. It has a sunny and herbal fragrance that can help to uplift the mind and put a spring in your step.
Also known as lemon-scented verbena and lemon-scented backhousia, the essential oil is distilled from the leaves and small twigs of the Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora). It contains over 90% citral, one of the key characteristic components of lemon oil, which gives lemon myrtle oil its fresh, zesty scent and its antimicrobial properties.
The tree grows wild in Australian rainforests and its short trunk is covered in greyish bark, which flakes to reveal orange new bark. The leaves are glossy and spiky and the whitish flowers form bell-shaped clusters. Lush buy lemon myrtle oil produced in Australia.