Physical & Chemical Properties:
Color: Colorless to Pale Yellow
Odor: Fresh sparkling citrus character with its slight herbaceous twist.
Specific Gravity: 0.82 to 0.0
Solubility (Water): Negligible
Flash Point: (Closed Cup): greater than 60.5 C, not classified Dangerous Goods.
Essential oil typically containing:
myrcene 9.8%, terpinen-4-ol 3.4%, (E)-isocitral 2.4%, citral 68.9% (neral 29.1% and geranial 38.8%) ang geraniol 2.1%.
A unique, newly released West Australian essential oil with a beautiful, light citral scent.
The oil is harvested and steam distilled from Melaleuca teretifolia (marsh honey myrtle), a small tree to 5m. It grows naturally on the property, at Harvey.
Research with Wollongbar University and a joint paper (I.A. Southwell, M.F. Russell, R. L. Smith, J.J. Brophy, and J. Day, Melaleuca teretifolia Chemovars: New Australian Sources of Citral and 1.8-Cineole. Journal of Essential Oil Research 2002, 14, in press.) has been written about this exciting new oil.
The oil has the highest citral (neral and geranial) content of all Melaleucas, and has significant perfumery and therapeutic potential.
The above information was from the distiller's MSDS data and GC.