Honey Myrtle Essential Oil

Melaleuca teretifolia

Studied Properties

citral 65 - 72% (neral and geranial),
myrcene (9-11%),
geraniol 1.9 – 4.0%,
(E)-isocitral up to 2.5%,
limonene (0.5–2.0%),
alpha pinene (0.5–1.5%)
linalool (0.5%)

APPEARANCE Colorless to pale yellow liquid
ODOUR Sweet, fresh, herbaceous, lemony aroma with slight undertones of honey
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C .850 - 0.900 @ 20°C
REFRACTIVE INDEX @25°C 1.460 - 1.495 @ 20°C
SOLUBILITY Soluble in alcohols and fixed oils; Insoluble in water

Common Uses

It is a warm, delicate oil known best for its properties as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, sedative, anti-fungal, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory. Honey Myrtle Essential Oil has the highest Citral content of any of the other essential oils distilled from plants in the Melaleuca family. Great for acne, cuts, burns and minor infections. For aromatherapy, it helps to uplift the mind, body and spirit.

Perfumery: Sweet lemon notes
Smooth and soft citrus
Effective as fragrance in skin care

Aromatherapy: Anti-inflammatory & anti-fungal, Uplifting and refreshing

Blends well with wood oils, mint oils, citrus oils, and Tea Tree oil

Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia) is a unique species from Western Australian. Its essential oil is rich in citral (typically 70 – 85%). This essential oil has a beautiful fresh, sweet lemon fragrance with soft citrus undertones with a hint of honey notes coming through. It presents a pleasant and surprising complexity not usually associated with the more traditional lemon-scented essential oils.

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More about Honey Myrtle Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Calming

Common Uses

  • Blemish
  • Aromatherapy
  • Fragrance
  • Skin Care

Feature Constituents

  • myrcene
  • geraniol
  • linalool
  • limonene
  • citral

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