Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a rainforest tree which grows natively in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia's East coast although it now cultivated in several other regions of the world including South Africa, Europe and The southern regions of the USA.


Its essential oil which is derived by steam distillation is not widely used as some essential oils, but its therapeutic benefits are becoming increasingly appreciated. It is especially well known for its uplifting and calming properties as well as potent anti-viral activity and has been listed as a therapeutic product under Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration Act.


As well as its therapeutic uses, lemon myrtle essential oil has a wonderful, uplifting and rich lemon aroma that even people that do not like citric aromas find refreshing and