What is Lemon Myrtle Used For? - Lemon Myrtle Fragrances

What is Lemon Myrtle Used For?

March 11, 2024 3 min read

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Lemon Myrtle is so diverse, having incredible benefits for each one of its uses. As a plant native to Australia, it was first used by Indigenous Australians in cooking, tea and medicinal remedies, and has since only grown in its application to our daily lives, becoming an essential part of our day-to-day lives. So what exactly is Lemon Myrtle used for today?

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Lemon Myrtle is naturally antibacterial thanks to its high citral content (>90%, the highest of any plant known in the world), helping kill bacteria and fungi on the skin that can cause infections and irritation. According to Azur:

“[Lemon Myrtle] can be especially beneficial for people with acne, dandruff, and other skin conditions that are caused by bacteria or fungi.”

It also has a lovely lemony scent, making it the perfect product for cleansers, toothpastes and deodorants to keep you looking and feeling fresh.

Beyond cleansing our skin, Lemon Myrtle contains anti-inflammatory properties, reducing inflammation which can be caused by any number of factors, such as sun exposure. Simultaneously, lemon myrtle soothes and energises the skin for an overall healthy result. This naturally repairs the skin, improving your overall appearance without sacrificing health. 

Not only is it antibacterial, Lemon Myrtle also has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, making it highly beneficial for cleaning anything from surfaces to air. Better yet, it is safe for the whole family! Cleaning products with Lemon Myrtle will be good at removing dirt and potential nasties, deodorising bad smells and leaving a fresh and clean scent. 

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is a naturally mosquito repellent because of its strong citrus scent, covering the smell of blood and leaving a smell mosquitos find repulsive. In addition to reducing the attraction of mosquitoes, its soothing properties we mentioned above are a great remedy for skin irritations caused by mosquito bites.

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  • Medicine

Lemon Myrtle’s ability to eliminate germs and reduce inflammation has made it a valuable tool in medicine from the origins of its uses. It can be used to treat abrasions on the skin, clear and soothe sinuses and sore throats, and more. The health benefits are truly not lacking with Lemon Myrtle!

  • Food and Drink

Lemon Myrtle is considered a superfood because of its versatility and immune-boosting properties. Thanks to the high concentration of citral, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, meaning “consuming Lemon Myrtle regularly can help strengthen the immune system, fight off infections, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases”. It also is high in Vitamin C, which is essential for the repair of body tissue and the body’s absorption of iron. Plus, it tastes amazing! 

(Tip: If you want some easy Lemon Myrtle recipes, check out our blog for new ideas monthly!)

  • Aromatherapy

Aromatic plant oils have been known to bring about physiological and emotional changes, and Lemon Myrtle is no different. Known for its calming and refreshing properties, Lemon Myrtle blends the mental health benefits with physical, aiding both your internal and external body systems all at once.

Lemon Myrtle has a myriad of uses that are beneficial to our mind, body and the spaces around us. Connect with us to let us know your favourite ways to use the plant, or if there are any uses we missed on this list!