Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Lemon Myrtle

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

Lemon myrtle leaves
Lemon myrtle leaves
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)


Backhousia citriodora essential oil.


May help oily skin.


  • Possible dangers of lemon myrtle oil are not well documented.