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Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia)

While most of the Melaleuca species offer anti-fungal properties, they all vary in their chemical compositions. Honey Myrtle Oil (Melaleuca teretifolia) has the highest citral content of all the Melaleucas, it's the only Melaleuca species of the four carried by Aromatics International that contains citral. Citral contributes its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties to the essential oil. Other oils high in Citral are Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) and Melissa Oil (Melissa officinalis)

Introducing Honey Myrtle Oil

Honey Myrtle has a significant amount of B-Myrcene. B-Myrcene has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and CNS sedative action. There have been studies showing that Honey Myrtle has even more antimicrobial properties than Tea Tree and this is due to its citral content. Honey Myrtle is an appropriate name for this Melaleuca species as its aroma is reminiscent of warmed honey and lemon. I find it very refreshing and uplifting and use it in my diffuser. I love it for a room deodorizer, especially if someone is sick. Honey Myrtle is a shrub that can grow up to 20 feet tall with small white or cream flowers. Commonly known as "Banbar" or "Marsh Honey Myrtle" this tea tree is native to Southwestern Australia.

Honey Myrtle Oil (Melaleuca teretifolia) is one of the four Melaleuca species offered by Aromatics International.

The others are:

Honey Myrtle Recipes

Safety

Be sure to use other skin and mucous membrane nourishing oils within a blend of oils high in Citral (Geranial and Neral) and use with oils high in limonene or a-pinene to help reduce the risk of possible skin sensitization.

REFERENCES
  1. Southwell, M. Russell, R.L. Smith, J.J. Brophy, J. Day, MELALEUCA TERETIFOLIA, A NOVEL AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANT FROM AUSTRALIA
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