Cheers to 5 fab years and why supporting family-owned businesses is ou - Lemon Myrtle Fragrances

Cheers to 5 fab years and why supporting family-owned businesses is our priority

September 12, 2023 3 min read

Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Family Owned Business

A double celebration

As National Family Business Day on 19th September was celebrated by Australian family businesses everywhere, we have two big reasons to celebrate. Firstly, we're excited to honour the very heart and spirit of family-run businesses. Secondly, this year we marked our 5th anniversary of being the proud owners of Lemon Myrtle Fragrances, and these milestones wouldn't be possible without you—our loyal community. So thank you for your continued support!

De Pagter's family picture

Our legacy

Like many of you, we've been fans of Lemon Myrtle products for 15 years. When we heard that the previous owners, Michael and Maria, were planning to step back, we knew we had to seize the opportunity to contribute to the brand's legacy.

In 2018, our family, the de Pagters, took over Lemon Myrtle Fragrances, continuing the traditions set by the Bird and Pickles families. With our kids, Cassi and Ben, by our side, we're dedicated to upholding the core values and unique essence of Lemon Myrtle Fragrances. 

Our plans for the future

It’s our fifth year and we’re really excited to keep going with plans that have worked well for us. But, here's what we're planning next:

  • Rolling out new products. We can't wait to show you some fabulous new additions to our Lemon Myrtle Fragrances products in the months ahead—keep an eye on our newsletters and be the first to try them outwhen they hit the shelves! Our newest product launched this week - the incredible FOAMING HAND WASH -click here to find out more. 
  • Keeping you in the loop: We'll keep sharing news and really want to hear what you think. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter (no spam, just news and updates that you won’t want to miss, only 1x per month) and follow us on our socials! Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube and LinkedIn
  • Valuing your input: We always want to hear your suggestions orfeedback for making our products and services even better. Your ideas or reviews help us grow, so please leave a review on our Google Business Profile orFacebook!

Why support family-owned businesses: A look at the benefits

  1. Community network: Our goal has always been to collaborate with other family businesses. From our manufacturers to packaging designers and our treasured stockists, we choose partners who share our commitment to community.
  2. Investing in community: When you support a family business, you're investing in more than just a product. You’re supporting a dream, traditions, and the future of a local community.
  3. Stability: Family businesses like ours are often stable and committed to long-term growth. We aim to be a constant presence in your life, now and in the future.
  4. Trust and authenticity: In an age of scepticism, family-run businesses offer something genuine: trust. We stand by our commitment to provide quality and transparent service.
  5. Beyond profits: We're focused on more than just financial gains. Issues like sustainability, ethical sourcing, and community engagement are at the forefront of our long-term vision.

New product alert: Foaming Hand Wash

To mark our 5th anniversary, we’re thrilled to launch our newest Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Foaming Hand Wash product, infused with lemon myrtle oil to keep your hands clean, and your spirit uplifted, so you might just feel five (or 55!) years younger!

Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Foaming Hand Wash

So, as we celebrate both our 5th anniversary and National Family Business Day, we reaffirm our commitment to quality, trust, and a brighter future for all. Thank you for being a significant part of our journey. Here’s to achieving many more milestones together!