Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)

A new wonder botanical

Whilst it may be new to the UK, in Australia Lemon Myrtle has been used as a bush food and natural remedy for centuries. Recently the value of this important botanical has been rediscovered and it is now being organically and sustainably farmed in eastern Australia. From this cultivation, the leaves are harvested and then distilled or dried.

The essential oil derived from distillation has been shown to have strong anti-bacterial, anti- fungal and anti-viral properties. In fact studies carried out by scientists at the Charles Sturt University of NSW have confirmed that it has around 30% higher anti-microbial activity than Tea tree essential oil. These properties lend the oil to being an excellent active within soaps, body care, household cleaners and air fresheners. In addition to its strength, Lemon Myrtle oil has a pleasant, uplifting citrus aroma, a quality that sets it aside from Tea tree and Eucalyptus based products.

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Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on a lemon myrtle tree. Photo courtesy of Bareego

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

Essential Oil

The exquisitely uplifting and refreshing aroma of this essential oil is only the beginning of how beneficial it can be.

Beyond the aroma is a potent anti-microbial agent with one of the highest levels of Citral (up to 98%) in a natural essential oil. In topical use Lemon Myrtle oil should be diluted with a carrier oil at a level of 0ne drop to 10ml carrier oil. This diluted oil can be used for various skin conditions and fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. If irritation occurs then discontinue use.

Suggested Uses:

  • Aromatherapy, Oil burner – for invigorating and revitalising air freshness.
  • Massage oil – 1 drop per 20ml carrier oil, discontinue use if irritation occurs.
  • Topical use – 1 drop per 10ml carrier oil, discontinue use if irritation occurs.
  • Potpourri – add a few drops for a freshening, cleansing scent.
  • Household use, Air freshener – add a few drops to water in spray bottle.
  • Kitchen Smells – use oil burner to freshen kitchen after cooking.
  • Floor washing – several drops into bucket of hot water.
  • Mould remover – add drops to remover bottle, spray and walk away.
  • Vacuum bag cloths – add 2 or 3 drops to cleanse and freshen.
  • Unpleasant odours – a drop in the toilet or sink.

Other uses

  • Out and about – add a few drops onto a handkerchief.
  • Add 2 drops to screen wash reservoir in car.
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Lemon Myrtle Soap

Lemon Myrtle Soap Box

This traditional handmade soap contains certified organic Lemon Myrtle leaf & essential oil.

It is ideal for use by people with sensitive skin and the natural anti-bacterial properties of this moisturising soap will help cleanse and protect the skin beyond that of normal soap.

Whilst being stronger and more effective than soap containing Tea tree oil, the natural citrus lemon aroma makes using this soap an all together more pleasant experience. The inclusion of cut leaf adds to the overall effectiveness and may offer a slight exfoliating action to help cleanse and replenish the skin.

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Lemon Myrtle Liquid Soap

500ml Liquid Soap

This simple multi-purpose liquid soap is designed to replace the need for several different body and hair cleansing products.

The all natural ingredients make it suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, whilst the inclusion of organic Lemon Myrtle essential oil offers total cleansing protection for hair, body and scalp. Use it as an excellent barrier soap for extra confidence when washing hands and face. Take it in the shower and use as an invigorating all over body wash that cleanses and protects. Add a few drops to your bath water and relax in the luxurious suds to ease away aches and pains whilst thoroughly cleansing. Used as a shampoo, it not only gives a glossy clean shine to your hair but also helps clear and prevent dandruff on the scalp.

This one stop liquid soap is so versatile and effective you will never need to use any other soap again. Another use of this pure and natural soap is to add a couple of drops to water in a spray bottle and use it on your fruit, veg and plants in the garden as a safe and bio-degradable form of pest control.

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Lemon Myrtle All-Surface Cleaner

500ml Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleaner

A 100% bio-degradable, all natural multi-purpose cleaner that can be used around the house for effective cleaning and long lasting protection of all surfaces. Its gentle cleansing action combined with the strong anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of Lemon Myrtle essential oil make it the perfect way to ensure work surfaces are both clean and safe.

Simply spray on, leave for a few seconds, then wipe over all the areas you wish to clean and protect. No need to wipe off any residue as this will help to keep surfaces clear of germs for longer. Use in the bathroom for clean and germ free toilets, sinks, baths and tiles.

Also excellent as a toilet freshener, simple spray into the toilet bowl between flushes to help keep it clean and fresh. Further peace of mind comes from the fact that this product is proven to be environmentally friendly and has not been tested on animals.

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Lemon Myrtle Atomiser Spray

125ml Spray

This all natural combination of purified water, plant derived ethanol and Lemon Myrtle essential oil provides a fine mist that acts as an excellent deodoriser when sprayed into any affected room. The mist works by destroying airborne germs associated with bad odours and refreshing the air with the uplifting scent of Lemon Myrtle.

The atomiser may also be used to spray on the skin to act as an effective, natural insect repelant. It is also an effective spray to help de-odorise and refresh feet and footwear. Also very effective at removing bathroom mould, simply spray on and leave. In fact it will help remove all kinds of mould from most types of materials.

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Anti Bacterial Hand Wash

This Antibacterial Hand Wash kills 99.9% of all harmful bacteria including E-Coli, Salmonella and MRSA. Whilst it may be potent it is also gentle on the skin and suitable for those with sensitive skin conditions. Formulated without any of the common harsh chemicals usually found in anti-bacterial products this hand wash contains only naturally derived surfactants, no petrochemicals, no preserves, no phosphates or synthetic fragrances.
Hypoallergenic, BUAV and Vegan approved.

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Anti Bacterial Foaming Hand & Face Wash

Bio-Nature’s hand and face wash is a soap-free foaming cleanser with natural ingredients that gently cleanse the skin to remove a build up of excessive oils. Whilst it may be potent it is also gentle on the skin and suitable for problem complexions, daily face cleansing, oily skin and those with sensitive skin conditions. Formulated without any of the common harsh chemicals usually found in anti-bacterial products this hand and face wash contains only naturally derived surfactants, no petrochemicals, no preserves, no phosphates or synthetic fragrances. This Antibacterial hand and face wash kills 99.9% of all harmful bacteria includingm E-Coli, Salmonella and MRSA.

Hypoallergenic, BUAV and Vegan approved.

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