Lemon myrtle is a rare evergreen tree restricted to Southern Queensland, with glassy, green, aromatic leaves that grows to a height of 15 meters. The species name citriodora ‘lemon-scented’, is a neo-Latin formation of ‘citrus’ and ‘odor’.
About The Oil
The oil is one of the purest natural sources of citral (either a pair or mixture of terpenoids) that accounts for the potent, bright lemony aroma. While you’ll find similar notes in Lemon Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena, Lemon Myrtle may have the freshest, cleanest scent of them all.
Lemon myrtle was traditionally used as a source of citral-rich essential oil for lemon flavoring and fragrance. However, it has been supplanted by more economical sources such as May Chang and Lemongrass.