Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Lemon Myrtle
Backhousia citriodora – Aussie bush remedy

Therapeutic actions

Antiseptic, antioxidant, expectorant, antiviral, sedative, general tonic.

  • Enhances: Awareness, energy, vigour.
  • Reduces: Depression, fatigue, lethargy.
  • Respiratory system: Chest congestion, colds and flu, sinusitis, bronchitis.
  • Nervous system: Nervous exhaustion, depression, sedative.
  • Cardiovascular system: Poor circulation.
  • Skin: Oily skin, acne, cold sores.
  • Insect repellent: Moths, silverfish.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use up to 10 drops in 50mL of massage oil base.
  • Aromatic Bath: Add 5-8 drops in water, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used


Method of extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety precautions
  • Non-toxic but may cause dermal irritation or sensitisation. Do not use in on skin in concentrations higher than 1%.