When we first sampled this Lemon Myrtle essential oil, organic grown and artisan distilled in Australia, the unanimous opinion was this is a powerful expression of lemon aroma, even more than Lemon essential oil.
Lemon Myrtle with its beautiful crisp, clean, cheerful, slightly sweet, extremely tenacious lemon aroma contains >95% Citral, the primary component responsible for giving it a lemon scent. Comparatively, Lemon essential oil from cold pressed lemon peels contains <10% Citral. Because of the high level of Citral this essential oil should be diluted 0.04-0.07% prior to use on skin or in any product intended for skin application.
Lemon Myrtle is helpful when diffused for conditions of cold, flu, and chest congestion. As a potent antiviral and germicidal, it is THE best essential oil to diffuse during the winter cold and flu season. The most antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal of all Australian essential oils.
An added benefit of using Lemon Myrtle in a diffuser is its ability to cut through odors. Use to dispel fish odors in the kitchen, or clear stale aromas indoors. Only a few drops in an oil diffuser or diffuser will purify and cleanse the air to give an area a pleasant and refreshing crisp lemony smell.