Botanical Name - Myrtus communis
Aroma - Clear, lemony, sweet with herbal tones and a hint of camphor
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Leaves and twigs
Country of Origin - Tunisia
Chemical Constituents - 1,8 cineol, a-pinene, myrtenyl acetate
Also known as - Green Myrtle
Traditional Uses - Very clearing and strengthening to the respiratory system, it is a little gentler and more soothing than eucalyptus, so better for children. It helps to open the lungs and clear sinusitis and has a tonic effect on oily, congested skin.
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 Associationís 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.