Honey Myrtle Essential Oil (Australia)
Active Ingredient: Neral: 28.9%, Geranial: 38%
Botanical Name: Melaleuca teretifolia
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Melaleuca teretifolia is a small to medium shrub from 1 to 3 metres high. The linear leaves are rounded in cross section (terete), 40-60 mm long and tapering to a sharp point. The flowers occur in globular-shaped clusters about 20 mm in diameter. The clusters are usually borne on the older branches.
Color: Pale yellow
Common Uses: Honey Myrtle is an invigorating 'feel good' essential oil with an uplifting, lemony scent, effective in treating the subtle aspects of skin disorders without risk of photosensitization. Since its properties include being an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-septic, it can be used as an insect repellant, air deodorizer, natural antiseptic and a car freshener. It can be Added in small quantities, or diluted, to skin creams, lotions, gels and sprays for its anti-septic and anti-fungal actions as well as for its gentle and uplifting, lemony scent. It is said to be effective in treating the psychosomatic aspects of skin disorders without the photosensitizing dangers of most citrus oils.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lemongrass and Melissa; Citrusy, Woodsy and Camphorous oils.
Aromatic Scent: A mellow, deep lemon scent with a soft touch of sweet wood and camphor.
History: Honey Myrtle is grown in the southwest of Australia, and is a relatively new essential oil.
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