Lemon Myrtle Oil Australia Backhousia citriodora

  • Description

    Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil - Backhousia citriodora - is processed from the Lemon Myrtle tree, The highly aromatic Lemon Myrtle oil is steam distilled from the glassy bright green leaves, exuding a strong lemon note which extends a freshness and lemon scented astringent aroma. This oil has a high percentage of citral - 90-97% This oil is well known for its fresh, strong citrus note is popular for diffusing especially in large areas.

    Lemon myrtle oil is thought to have a number of therapeutic ans aromatherapy benefits in particular to skin benefits. Reduces clogged pores, balances oily skin, reduce the appearance of pores, makes you smell great, helps boost your mood. This oil is very useful in definite reduction in cold and flu symptoms, reduction in sinus problem.

    This tree is an everlasting tree it can grow upto 66 feet high which is often referred to as the Lemon Scented Myrtle tree. Indigenous to the warmer, wetter southern Queensland region, this evergreen tree is now grown commercially in the Northern Rivers area. There are some stands in the cooler climates of Australia, although this tree doesn't tolerate frosts well so should be well managed in these regions.  

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Backhousia citriodora
    • Origin: Australia
    • Crop Season: June - August
    • Plant/part used: Leaf
    • Method of extraction: Steam Distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 84775-80-4
    • EINECS: 283-909-7
    • Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow colourless mobile liquid
    • Density: 0878-0.898 @20ºC
    • Refractive index: 1.476-1.496 @20ºC
    • Optical rotation: -10º to +10º
    • Chemical constituents: Citral Myrcene Linalool Methyl Heptenone Citronellal
  • Latest Market Information December 26, 2019

    This oil has been in a bit of trouble with large quantities of synthetic material infiltrating the markets. In fact, C14 tests have identified several samples with synthetic adulterations. The natural material is in low supply; therefore, quantities of oil are nothing to write home about. GGN has made significant effort and investment towards establishing a 60-hectare plantation to improve oil production and increase volumes. Compared to oil, the dry leaves offer better returns. This has shifted the focus of growers and most of the major plantations are moving towards dry leaf production to address the growing needs of the culinary industry.

    Market price AUD 350.00 /kilo
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