Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


(51 customer reviews)

A truly wonderful, uplifting, refreshing lemon aroma for men or women.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is one of Australia’s newest and most exciting aromas. It is wonderfully uplifting and refreshing. This beautiful essential oil will help to freshen the air in a home or room, while the aroma will appeal to both men and women.

Botanical name:  Backhousia citriodora

Ingredients: 100% v/v pure Lemon Myrtle essential oil.

Please take a look at our Lemon Myrtle essential oil video.


Uplifting lemon aroma; a wonderful yet smooth and rich lemon smell. Pleasant for men, women and children.


Uplifting and relaxing, it can also be sedative and calming; improves concentration and is anti-depressive. It soothes the symptoms of hypertension; aids happiness and promotes rest; removes bad room smells, and may help to calm noisy children.


Use in an oil burner, air purifier, air freshener, in potpourri, massage oil or a bath.
You can also use the oil for cleaning. Add a couple drops to your vacuum cloth bag, in the water you use to wash your floors or into your dish washing liquid.


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil

2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser
1 drop into a bath
Add to your own skin care products for an uplifting lemon aroma, add at no more than 1%.

Blend Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil with

Lemon Myrtle oil is simply excellent on its own or blend with woody, spicy, floral oils but not citrus. Use Lemon Myrtle sparingly in blends to avoid overpowering.

Try blending Lemon Myrtle essential oil with Australian Blue Cypress, Emerald Cypress, Eucalyptus varieties, Niaouli, Rosalina, Sandalwood or Tea Tree.

Lemon Myrtle flower

Lemon Myrtle flowers, Byron Bay, NSW


5 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Food Flavouring

Use the oil as both a food and drink flavouring – simply add 6 to 9 drops per 1000ml (1 litre) of liquid.
It also adds a wonderful flavour to cooking oils like Olive or Macadamia oil. Use at a rate of 8 to 12 drops per 1000ml (1 litre) of cooking oil.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Australian lemon myrtle plantation

Greg Trevena at his Lemon Myrtle Plantation, Byron Bay hinterland.

Main Actives of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Contains upto 98% citral, containing: geranial, neral, cis citral, (In comparison Lemongrass 30-70% Citrals, Lemon Verbena 40 %, Lemon Balm 70%)

Citral has been shown to be anti-microbial, particularly anti fungal, anti-viral, sedative.


Do not use Lemon Myrtle essential oil at a rate greater than 1% in body products, as skin sensitisation occurs.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Lemon Ironwood, Lemon Scented Myrtle.

Natural Occurrence in Australia                                                                                         

Lemon Myrtle trees naturally occur in the rainforests of Queensland from Brisbane to the Atherton Tablelands. The tree is not common and generally grows to a maximum height of 30 metres in the wild. It prefers high and regular rainfall and soils with good drainage to flourish.

Characteristics of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Clear to amber yellow in colour; watery consistency; scented citrus/lemony.

essentially australia oil droplet

Just one drop of Lemon Myrtle essential oil can immediately freshen a room or bathroom

Extraction and Farming Method

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets. The tree is grown in plantations in northern New South Wales and Queensland for both tea and oil production. The trees are kept to a maximum height of 4 metres so they can be machine harvested. The green material is steam distilled immediately after harvest to maintain the highest quality Lemon Myrtle essential oil.

History – Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Traditional Usage

There is no evidence of indigenous use of this coastal rain forest tree, as this tree occurred close to the coast, where European first settlement took place, however it is reasonable to assume indigenous people used the leaves in water and also flavouring.

Early European Usage

Lemon Myrtle was first discovered by white settlers in 1856 around the Moreton Bay area of south east Queensland and recorded by renowned Australian botanist Ferdinand von Mueller. By 1888 the first Lemon Myrtle essential oil distillation is thought to have occurred. Several small distillations plants sourcing wild populations of Lemon Myrtle trees, operated around the Gympie area through to the end of World War 1. When raw materials (lemon essences) were in short supply during World War 2, Lemon Myrtle distillation began again but ceased after World War 2.

Present Day Usage

In the late 1980’s a Byron Bay based native food pioneer rediscovered the tree and used it in the newly emerging ‘bush food’ or ‘bush tucker’ industry. The niche food industry jumped at this remarkably delicious and flavoursome herb and it was eventually planted out in small plantations during the 1990’s.
By the early 2000s, some good cultivars had been developed as well as simple but effective harvesting and processing equipment. Lemon Myrtle tea had also become a small but popular part of the market. From these plantations comes Essentially Australia’s wonderful and rich Lemon Myrtle essential oil.

Typical Chemical Profile (Australian Standard 4941-2001)                      

6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one                                      trace – 2.9%
2,3-dehydro-1,8-cineole                                        trace – 0.9%
myrcene                                                                trace – 0.7%
linalool                                                                  trace – 1.0%
exo -isocitral                                                         trace – 2.0%
citronellal                                                              trace – 1.0%
cis -isocitral                                                          trace – 2.7%
trans -isocitral                                                      trace – 4.3%
neral                                                                          32.0% +
geranial                                                                     44.0% +

CITRAL TOTAL                                                 95.0% or above

Relative Density: 0.880-0.910
Refractive Index @ 20 C 1.4880-1.4900
Optical Rotation +3.5-+12.0

Bioactivity of Backhousia citriodora: Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity Report

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml

Additional Information

51 reviews for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

  1. Michelle

    I love this essential oil – so pure, fresh, uplifting and invigorating. By far the best Lemon Myrtle essential oil I have ever come across.

  2. Lizzie (verified owner)

    I use a few drops in every wash to purify my washing and make it smell lovely – particularly great for clothes that have been worn to the gym!!

  3. Leon

    Great service Great product

  4. santaanaboi (verified owner)

    Great service, Great product.

  5. Peter

    The Lemon Myrtle is the oil we regularly buy as it is so refreshing and I find it very cleansing for my sinuses. Thank you for such a great product.

  6. Tania B

    Delighted to use this oil for my handmade soap and kitchen cleaner as well as in the rinse cycle of the laundry. A fresh and clean aroma remind me of all the beautiful things in life.

  7. Karen

    I love diffusing Essentially Australia’s Lemon Myrtle with their Kunzea, such a fresh and restorative blend that makes the whole house smell beautiful. I also like to take advantage of its anti bacterial properties and wipe my benches down with a drop of Lemon Myrtle on my kitchen cloth.

  8. Jennifer Fielding

    At the beginning of the cv isolation I utilised the lemon myrtle essential oil with my self created hand sanitiser. Apart from its superior properties it has also been a source of uplift for the people surrounding me.
    I’m so grateful. Thank You

  9. Vicki-Lee Cayrouse

    I don’t like to play favourites, but when pressed… lemon myrtle essential oil is ‘holy’ in my eyes. This clean, healing scent is a staple in my household. A little bottle of this liquid gold bestowed upon another would make a truly valuable gift. I add it to a eucalyptus solution and use it to spray upon all my bedding and drift off to sleep amidst its uplifting yet calming aroma.

  10. Jane

    I bought the lemon myrtle to use to mop my house and replace unneeded use of chemicals- but then I used it for everything, removing smells, freshen sheets, cleaning, or even just to diffuse. This is now a staple oil in my house. I have tried a couple of other brands and none have came close to matching the quality from essentially Australia

  11. Kara

    Essentially Australia’s Lemon Myrtle is an absolute must have…I totally rely on its powerful cleansing properties, especially wonderful for the bathroom and kitchen and is unmatched in its ability to literally clean up any unwanted smells…this is truly a household hero no home should be without!

  12. Carmen Martin

    This is a beautiful oil, its a great mood lifter, has fantastic properties and is one oil that i have a constant bottle of in my supplies

  13. Lizzie Morrison

    3-4 drops of this oil in every load of washing I do! Your washing smells great, and the anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties mean that your clothes are super clean. You also get a lovely smell in the whole laundry too. Great for towels and linen.

  14. Nicole

    A favourite of mine for keeping in the car. I can’t get enough of the smell, it’s amazing. I have a dog so I frequently splash it around to make my car smell delicious, it’s probably less about the dog and more that I just love the smell.

  15. Helen

    A few drops of lemon myrtle oil in a mister/difuser refreshes the whole house and lifts your spirits. It’s also great in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Fabulous!

  16. Cheryl gatt

    I have Been using lemon Myrtle at night lately. I’m finding it to be relaxing, calming and great for switching my mind off to sleep.. Your Lemon Myrtle has a wonderful lemon aroma which is not overpowering like some other brands I have tried.. Highly recommend..

  17. katalin ganzler

    I order the products of EA from Hungary because they are the best quality available on the market. The lemon myrtle oil is fantastic in creams weather for hands or for face. Aromatherapy is my hobby, so I prepare products for friends only. Since using lemon myrtle, my friends’ friends and their friends also would like to have from my creams and ointments. I blends very well with lavender and helychrisum (the scent of helychrysum is irritant for many but this oil masks it). Also if you want to use melaleuca quinqinervia for sun protection -this oil masks the strong scent of melaleuca.

  18. Stefania Netcu

    This lemon myrtle is wonderfully uplifting and energising to the mind and soul. I totally love it, particularly for its clean and pure scent. It’s also an effective skin antiseptic and antifungal, it has worked wonders on my itchy toes.

  19. Michelle Taylor

    I work at a Chiropractic Clinic in Palm Beach we use Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil in a diffuser, I personally believe it promotes a calm positive atmosphere in the clinic for the wellbeing of our patients and us the staff as well! Everyone stays happy and healthy ‘Win Win!’

  20. Scott Gibbons

    This oil is great, it’s fresh and really lightens my mood whilst working at home, I love it!

  21. Jessica Briansky

    I have done the research and Essentially Australia oils win in all categories, particularly the lemon myrtle oil. Myrtle is my favourite scent and EA are the only suppliers that really capture the uniquely native aroma and transport me to a tranquil setting with nothing more than a few drops. There is nothing chemical or pedestrian about it, this is a high end product at very accessible pricing.

  22. Coraline Wells

    For an absolutely divine and uplifting scent to defuse mix a few drops of lemon myrtle, sandalwood and fragonia. Like strolling thru the bush after a refreshing shower of rain. Beautiful!

  23. Cathy (verified owner)

    I really enjoy using all Essentially Australia oil, particularly Lemon Myrtle, I diffuse it most days, put a few drops on the mop when I do floors, it leaves a lovely crisp, light and fresh scent through the house which is not heavy like some flowery oils.. I put a quarter cup of Lemon Myrtle hydrosol through the washing machine rinse cycle, which freshens towels and sheets beautifully. I love the fact it is Australian owned and made.

  24. Sharon

    Lemon Myrtle is such a uplifting & refreshing Australian essential oil. I love it’s amazing antibacterial properties that make it a beautifully versatile oil that can help support healing ailments, mood enhancing and cleaning.

  25. Sandy D. (verified owner)

  26. Venu C. (verified owner)

    This Lemon Myrtle oil is so so great. I just love Lemon Myrtle and this is the best one I’ve found. The smell, so uplifting, and great value

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks for the great review much appreciated ,regards Greg

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Beautiful! Thanks Venu 🙂

  27. Cheryl Gatt (verified owner)

  28. Susan B. (verified owner)

    Helps me focus…great

  29. Kathy S. (verified owner)

  30. Ashleigh H. (verified owner)

  31. Fay (verified owner)

    We just love the smell of this.

  32. Lisa Noda (verified owner)

    I love this for cleaning

  33. Stephen (verified owner)

    Great gift item for upcoming Christmas!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Stephen, much appreciated!

  34. Camilla (verified owner)

  35. Ann (verified owner)

    This is one of my long time favourite oils, refreshing, uplifting, sunny oil, guarenteed to make you smile.
    Thank you for prompt service and quality oils!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes Ann, it is a real nice one, uplifting and refreshing, best regards, Greg

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Ann, yes its a very popular, uplifting oil, best wishes.

  36. BONNY JACOB (verified owner)

    Excellent quick service

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Bonny, yes we try and get orders out in 24 hours, best wishes.

  37. Ruth (verified owner)

    Love this oil, I mix it in my diffuser with Fragonia, it has become my favourite mixing the two

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      That’s an interesting combination Ruth, thanks for mentioning.

  38. Malcolm (verified owner)

    Lovely refreshing and uplifting lemon aroma.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank You Malcolm

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Malcolm, yes Lemon Myrtle is definitely uplifting and refreshing, thanks for the review.

  39. Camilla (verified owner)

    Fresh scent.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Camilla, regards, Greg

  40. Amanda (verified owner)

    All my ordered oils smell amazing! Came very promptly and highly recommended to all my friends and family. Thankyou

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Amanda!

  41. Katelyn (verified owner)

  42. Judy Weekes (verified owner)

    Love the secent

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Judy, its nice when we get good feedback on something we grow, regards, Greg

  43. Suhaill Reed (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase. I love it

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Suhaill, we take a lot of pride in our oils, we enjoy growing and harvesting this plant, regards Greg

  44. Tracey Penza-love (verified owner)

    Love the smell

  45. Beth (verified owner)

    A favourite for my oil burner – so uplifting! Service and packaging excellent.

  46. Bruce (verified owner)

    Very pleasant

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Bruce

  47. Judy R. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love Essentially Australia’s Lemon Myrtle oil. It’s one of my favourite oils. I get many comments when diffusing it. It is such a beautiful oil.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Judy, yes we get great comments on this oil also, male and female, thanks for buying, best wishes!

  48. Vicki (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Vicki

  49. James Beattie (verified owner)

    Fresh and lovely!

  50. Vanessa Wright (verified owner)

    I have always loved the scent of lemon myrtle

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Vanessa, it is one of our popular oils!

  51. Donna Duncan OAM (verified owner)

    Always great service from you guys! Thank you. Hope the flooding down your way didn’t affect you?

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Donna, we always try and get orders out in 24 hours of receiving.

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