Lemon Myrtle's (backhousia citriodora) uniquely refreshing citrusy fragrance is wonderfully relaxing, uplifting and soothing. Scientific tests show it to be a potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, more powerful than tea tree oil. Diffuse in the air to freshen and purify the air. Natural insect repellent. 100% pure and organic.
Applications of lemon myrtle:
in aromatherapy burners to emotionally calm and uplift
chase away the blues
reduce the incidence of colds and flus
purify and cleanse the air - kills bacteria & fungus & odours
apply to cuts and stings
add a refreshing zing to drinking water (1 drop only for a litre water)
ground leaves make a tasty herbal spice in food
calm indigestion and gas or bloating
relieve cold sores and warts
relieve bronchitis and chest congestions
delicious as a herbal tea
flavouring in food - salad dressings, sorbets, icecream, but very potent - 1-2 drops is plenty!
a pleasant insect repellent!
Lemon Myrtle Essentials organic body care are made in small batches for freshness and potency. These products are meant to be enjoyed and used frequently, not hoarded! If not using straightaway, store in the refrigerator for prolonging the exuberant freshness of the product. Natural preservatives are effective, however freshness is maximised when products are stored in cool dark places, especially during summertime!
Lemon Myrtle essential oil has especially high citral content, hence the lovely citrusy aroma. Citral belongs to the family of aldehydes which are potentially skin sensitising, hence the caution not to apply neat on skin (as for many other essential oils).
Lemon Myrtle Essentials organic bodycare products are formulated with gentleness and skin friendliness in mind. Whilst there are generous amounts of essential oils in these products, we have trialled the optimum amount in these formulations to ensure skin-friendly experiences! I've extensively tested on my own and others' sensitive and eczema-prone skin with positive and benign results. As with any products, people with known sensitivies or allergies should test before using.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 September, 2007.