Lemon Myrtle Oil Safety
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil
Leaves - Steam Distilled
Influenza, bronchitis, herpes simplex, antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, carminative. [Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy(Australia: The Perfect Potion, 2003), 292.]
Shelf Life of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Lemon Myrtle essential oil will last for 2-3 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Lemon Myrtle essential oil is adored for being more “lemony” than an actual lemon, the strong aroma is followed by cleansing, purifying and clarifying properties. Lemon Myrtle oil has a crisp, clean and concentrated aroma. This exotic essential oil is known for its effectiveness as a germicide. In fact its anti-microbial properties are one of the highest for any essential oil due to its citral content.
Lemon Myrtle essential oil blends perfectly well with almost every other essential oil.
Hazards: Drug interaction; teratogenicity, skin sensitization.
Cautions: Drugs metabolized by CYP2B6
Maximum dermal level: 0.7%
A dermal maximum of 0.7% is recommended to avoid skin sensitization and based on 90% citral content with a dermal limit of 0.6%.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.