Botanical Name - Backhousia citriodora
Caution - Avoid in pregnancy. Possible skin sensitiser, use in moderation. Avoid if using diabetic medications.
Aroma - Intense, rich, lemony aroma
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Leaves
Country of Origin - Australia
Chemical Constituents - Citral, trans isocitral, geraniol
Uses - Antibacterial, antiseptic and cleansing. Deeply soothing, yet uplifting. Has deodorant properties. An important oil for the winter season, said to be even more powerful as a germ killer than Tea Tree.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.