Zest Myrtle Essential Oil


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An exclusive, new, invigorating, zesty lemon Australian essential oil.

SKU: ZM Category:
Brand: Essentially Australia®


Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

Zest Myrtle is a new Australian essential oil, released for the first time ever in 2016. It is an invigorating essential oil, with an earthy citronella lemon like aroma highlighted by some unique woody notes.

Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora ‘Variety A’

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


Zest Myrtle Essential Oil Aroma

Initially an invigorating lemon aroma, followed by a woody note. Some may also detect traces of pine or rose geranium elements. Invigorating for men, women and children.


Invigorating, stimulating, calming, inspiring; a pep up; freshen and remove bad room smells.


Zest Myrtle Plantation

Zest Myrtle Plantation


Add 1 or 2 drops to a diffuser, oil burner, air purifier, air freshener, potpourri, bath, vacuum cloth bag, floor washing water or dishwashing liquid.

Zest Myrtle flower

Zest Myrtle flower


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil

1 to 2 drops in a diffuser, oil burner or vaporiser for an invigorating zesty lemon aroma.

Blend Zest Myrtle Essential Oil with

Essentially Australia Oils: Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Lemon Ironbark Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Australiana Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Blue Gum Essential Oil, Niaouli Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil

Main Actives of Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

Contains laevo-citronellal, iso-pulegol, pulegol, citrals (geranial, neral, cis citral), citronellol.

Zest Myrtle Plantation Through The Trees

Zest Myrtle Plantation Through The Trees


Keep out of reach of children.
Do not apply direct to the skin as this may cause skin irritation.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

No other established common names.
Botanical names, Backhousia citriodora Variety ‘A’, Backhousia citriodora Type ‘A’

Natural Occurrence in Australia                                                                                                          

Zest Myrtle is a rainforest tree which naturally occurs in only a couple of areas of south east Queensland. The tree is extremely rare; Zest Myrtle can be found near Gympie and in the Noosa Heads National Park where it grows to a maximum height of 30 metres in the wild.

Characteristics of Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

Clear to amber yellow in colour; watery consistency; a unique citronella type aroma with a woody undertone.


Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Research & History

Research on Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

The oil of Zest Myrtle oil has been analysed by chemists several decades ago.

Extraction and Farming Method

Zest Myrtle oil is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets. Zest Myrtle is grown on a single plantations in northern New South Wales. Plantation trees are planted in rows, they are hand harvested and are then steam distilled immediately to maintain quality essential oil.

History – Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

Traditional Usage

Sadly at present there is no evidence of indigenous use of this plant. This may be because the tree is rare in the wild and the local population of indigenous were largely removed from the direct area of the populations of this tree a very long time ago for the purposes of introduced agriculture. Possibly also being a coastal forest tree, these areas were cleared of forest for settlement.

Early European Usage

There is no record of Zest Myrtle oil being produced and sold previously.

Present Day Usage

Zest Myrtle oil was exclusively launched by Essentially Australia in 2016

Chemical Profile of  Zest Myrtle Essential Oil                                                              

citronellal                                                                       82.0%
iso-pulegol                                                                       5.6%
linalool                                                                             0.4%
myrcene                                                                           0.3%
geraniol                                                                            2.1%
neral                                                                                1.3%
geranial                                                                            2.1%
Relative Density: 0.93-0.97
Refractive Index @ 20 C
Optical Rotation +

10 reviews for Zest Myrtle Essential Oil

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    • Than you Stacy

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    First time I’ve tried this oil; beautiful refreshing scent with a slightly woody undertone.

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