Pineapple Myrtle®

Pineapple Myrtle®

Leptospermum petersonii (Variety B)

Background & Origin

Pineapple Myrtle® is a plant cultivar related to the Lemon-Scented Tea Tree and is native to the Eastern side of Australia, recently developed with the help of Southern Cross University, in New South Wales. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family, which is extremely diverse, consisting of over 1400 species. Traditionally, this species has been used as a tea, topical medicine and insect repellant by first nations people of Australia. Topical preparations were used for healing skin wounds. It also has calming and sleep-inducing properties that are useful in Massage and Bath Oils for an uplifting and restoring benefit.


The unique essence of pineapple myrtle or Leptospermum petersonii chemotype “Variety B” is one of Australia’s newest and rarest essential oils, and only available from one partner company. The aroma has been described as “initially uplifting like Lemon Myrtle, followed by an array of fruity aromas of pineapple, banana, fruit salad, citrus with a very gentle hint of rose”. The essential oil composition has yielded a mix of geranyl acetate, γ-terpinene, geraniol, terpinolene, α-pinene, p-cimene, and linalool (Caputo et al., 2020). It confers good antimicrobial activity (Caputo et al., 2020) and can be considered as assisting with skin cleansing, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant (Saifullah et al, 2023) actions that also help with rashes, pimples and some allergic reactions.


For Normal, dry & combination skin, except for people allergic to myrtles.

Uses in our products

Antioxidant, smoothing, cleansing, Freshening

Featured In

  1. Caputo et al. Front Microbiol. 2020 Apr 15;11:409.
  2. Saifullah et al. Food Rev Int. 2023 – 39(9): 6934-6954.