Myrtle, Lemon Essential Oil (Backhousia citriodora)


Myrtle, Lemon may also be referred to as lemon ironwood, lemon-scented myrtle, and sweet verbena tree. It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Lemon myrtle oil comes from the Backhousia citriodora plant. It has a lemony scent. It has an antibacterial and germicidal effect.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Citrus Lemony Strong

  • Common Name(s): lemon ironwood, lemon-scented myrtle, and sweet verbena tree
  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Backhousia
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Bad Breath

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Myrtle, Lemon:

Possible dangers of lemon myrtle oil are not well documented.