3 Top Reasons Lemon Myrtle is the Best Natural Deodorant 0

In 2017 Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is the leading key ingredient in natural deodorants. What are  the unique qualities of Australian Lemon Myrtle which make it so effective?


  1. Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriadora) possesses powerful antimicrobial properties, meaning it can slow or stop the growth of a broad spectrum of microbes such as bacterial and fungal outbreaks and infections.
  2. Lemon Myrtle is 16 times stronger than phenol which is a chemical antibacterial agent. Lemon Myrtle is considerably stronger than tea tree oil which is also antibacterial.
  3. Lemon Myrtle contains the highest concentration of citral found in any plant in the world. Citral, a naturally occurring property, accounts for the incredibly powerful lemony scent of Lemon Myrtle. It is far more intense than lemon, with crisp and spicy tones.

How do antimicrobial and antibacterial agents work as deodorant?


Well, odors are created from the waste of bacterial activity. Certain conditions such as darkness, warmth and dampness promote increased bacterial activity.


Humans have sweat glands located in our armpits, groin and feet. These areas often provide the perfect conditions for bacteria and other microbes to thrive and cause body odor.


The application of a Lemon Myrtle essential oil based deodorant kills unwanted bacteria, fungus and even viruses which inhabit those warm moist areas, leaving only a fresh zesty lemon aroma.


Lemon Myrtle oil is intensely strong and could be injurious to your skin     if applied undiluted.


Unsafe and Unnatural Ingredients in Deodorants


Check the ingredients labels of your deodorants before purchase.


It is best to avoid deodorants containing talc which tends to clog pores and block perspiration and potentially lead to hair follicle infections.


Avoid products containing Aluminium which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease and although not conclusive it is better to be cautious.


Avoid Parabens in deodorants due to the suspected interference parabens have with estrogen production. Parabens also have potential link to breast cancer and other possible adverse cumulative effects with prolonged exposure.


Avoid cosmetic products containing animal fats, thus reducing animal cruelty.


Avoid Petro chemicals in deodorants and other personal products because of the three fold side effects of environmental degradation, known carcinogens and skin irritation.


Avoid Synthetic perfumes and mineral oils which are by product of petroleum production.

The Alternative to Chemical Deodorants.

The simple, safe and therapeutic alternative to chemical based cosmetics and deodorants is essential oils and plant blends from herbs, nuts, seeds and flowers.


The fresh, uplifting scent of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil        appeals to women and men.


The all Australian company Lemon Myrtle Fragrances have been producing personal care products since 1990, incorporating Lemon Myrtle essential oil as the key active ingredient.


Their all natural deodorants also contain the supporting ingredients of Eucalyptus oil,  organic Aloe Juice and the beautiful soothing power of Camomile Flower extract to protect the sensitive underarm areas.


 Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Deodorant comes in a handy roll on bottle or a pump spray bottle. The pump spray is ideal for applying deodorant to your feet and inside shoes to control bacteria and odor.

Deodorise Your Home with Lemon Myrtle.


We all have other places around the home where unwanted odors persist, especially during damp conditions. The team at Lemon Myrtle Fragrances have other solutions to eliminate common household odors.

  • Lemon Myrtle Antibacterial Air Freshener  is an instant and delightful deodoriser in a pump spray and suitable for every room in your chemical free home. I like to leave a bottle in the smallest room and use the tiniest drop  to wipe over the seat and floor and basin each day to quickly freshen up the room.
  • Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is 100% pure undiluted oil. Add a few drops into your laundry wash, your oil diffuser, spray the pet bed with a dilution of Lemon Myrtle Oil or leave a drop on a tissue under your pillow for easy breathing and contented dreams.

3 Easy Ways to Buy all Natural Lemon Myrtle Deodorant

1.   Visit our online store Lemon Myrtle

2.   Find a Lemon Myrtle Stockist near you.

3.   Come see, touch and smell our beautiful range of Lemon Myrtle Products at your local markets. Click here for the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances local market calendar.


We welcome your feedback and questions about Lemon Myrtle and natural deodorants.

Please leave your comments below.


Stay well, from the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Team.

The Shocking Truth about the Most Expensive Body Wash. 0

Be warned! What you are about to learn about your everyday body wash may shock you. Yes, that one in your shower right now is the most expensive body wash you can find. See why.

The shocking truth.

The modern world loves body wash. It feels luxurious, smells heavenly and doesn’t clog up drains with soap. It is estimated 80% of the population use body wash and shower gels every day.

But did you know that 80% of body wash users, especially children and the less coordinated among us, spill 40% of their potions on the shower walls and 10% on the floor!

So you think you paid a good price for your body wash? Wrong, you paid double, because half of it went down the drain, like your money.

But there is a darker hidden expense we pay for our body wash.

Look closely at the ingredients on your body wash label. See a long list of cheap, man made chemicals.

Some of them you have heard of before, usually in relation to health risks and disease.These sweet smelling chemical cocktails could be a hazard to your health.

David Suzuki calls these Chemicals the ‘Dirty Dozen’

Dr. Suzuki investigated the obvious connection  most of us overlook while we are lathering up in the shower. He showed the awful downstream effects these chemicals have on our water ecology and biosystems…. exposing fish, frogs and wildlife to toxic risk.

12 Chemicals Found in Body Wash, the High Cost of ‘Luxury’.

  • Parabens...a synthetic preservative used to control bacterial growth... Able to be absorbed by the skin... possesses estrogen mimicking properties...found in tumors and linked to breast cancer….harmful to fish and wildlife.(source 1)

  • Synthetic colors and Fragrances. ...on labels represented as D & C or F, D & C derived from the by products of petroleum and coal tar...suspected carcinogens...harmful to fish and wildlife. (source 2)

  • Phthalates.... a chemical additive to fragrances...helps soften to be absorbed through the skin and stored in the body….known to be involved in endocrine activity and possibly the cause of early breast development in girls, breast cancer and birth defects….3 eyed fish? (source 3)

  • Triclosan. ...a synthetic antimicrobial synthetic with dubious efficacy...capable of interfering with endocrine activity in the thyroid, ovaries and pituitary….suspected of contributing to bacterial resistance of antibiotics. (source 4)

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). ..a synthetic lathering agent...a known skin, eye and lung irritant...ability to mix with other chemicals and mutate to form carcinogens...affecting kidney and lung function. (source 5)

Other ingredients used in the chemical production of body washes can be Formaldehyde, Toluene, DEA, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, BHA & BHT, PEG Compounds (source 6)

How to avoid toxins and waste in the shower?

Use plant based, chemical free body wash with gentle cleansing formula, natural scents from essential oils and ingredients which support and nourish your skin without risk to the environment.

Who makes Chemical Free, all Natural Body Wash?

The all Australian company Lemon Myrtle Fragrances have just released their new soap free  Lemon Myrtle Body and Hand Wash.

Lemon Myrtle Body and Hand Wash contains three superior essential oils.

  • Lemon Myrtle oil for gentle antibacterial cleansing
  • Thyme oil for antioxidant and pore cleansing
  • Rosemary oil for skin protection from sun damage and free radicals.

Imagine the heavenly fresh scent this essential oil combination exudes in the shower.

The plant derived ingredients are blended in a soothing organic Aloe base along with kelp minerals and seed extracts to clean and nourish your skin.

Is Lemon Myrtle Body and Hand Wash the Most Expensive?

No way! Because of the gel texture and the pump design it won’t be wasted on your shower walls!

Use only 1 to 2 mls of gel on a shower flower making a deliciously aromatic lather. Or place a few drops under the running tap when you draw your next bubble bath.

Also an environment friendly hand wash in the kitchen and bathroom.

3 Easy Ways to Buy Lemon Myrtle Body and Hand Wash

  • Visit our online store Lemon Myrtle

  • Find a Lemon Myrtle Stockist near you.

  • Come see, touch and smell the beautiful range of Lemon Myrtle Products at your local markets. Click here for the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances local market calendar.

  • We welcome your feedback and questions about Lemon Myrtle chemical free products.

    Please leave your comments below.

    Stay well, from the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Team.

    Lemon Myrtle Oil and Molluscum Contagiosum. 0


    Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is one of the strongest natural with anti bacterial, anti fungal and germicidal oils. Lemon Myrtle Fragrance oil is 100% essential, not blended with other oils, and has a high citral content of over 95%  (C of A verified) which is referred to as therapeutic grade in the lay community.

    These qualifies make Lemon Myrtle Essential oil one of the strongest antiseptic natural oils in the world. Research being conducted in Australian Universities provide us with many potential commercial uses, such as a cleaner where there are germs resistant to chemicals like Staphylococcus aureus,, and an anti fungal in the therapeutic and in the agricultural sector.

    Studies have shown that Lemon Myrtle Oil is highly effective in the treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum. This skin disease is caused by a virus manifested with small bumps on the skin. You can find out more about the symptoms and progress of the disease see  Victorian Health Better Health Channel and for more detail see The Clinical Advisor 

    Treatments can be invasive including freezing, laser therapy and acidic topical applications.

    Lemon Myrtle offers a safer effective solution.

    Directions - regular washing and application of lemon myrtle oil is recommended. Do not leave breaks in the application or the virus will not be reduced.

    Wash the skin regularly with anti bacterial soaps …you could use the Foaming Face Cleanser or Soap.

    Mix Lemon Myrtle Oil will a carrier such as a cooking oil or moisturizer at a maximum of 10 %. That is 10 mls per 100 mls. Test the mixture on the skin before applying, if the mixture causes redness reduce the concentration to 5 mls per 100 mls of carrier. Never apply Lemon Myrtle Oil directly to the skin.

    Apply to the lesions after washing in the evening and again in the morning.

    For added protection, you can use the Lip Balm on the lesions.

    Remember sheets, clothing etc can also carry the virus, so wash all regularly.

    Lemon Myrtle Tea, Benefits of an Ancient Natural Sedative 0

    Lemon Myrtle Farm

    Thanks to Joseph Maiden you can find giant specimens   of  Backhousia Citriadora, Lemon Myrtle at the southern entrance to Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. While modern tea cultivation sees the Lemon Myrtle reach 1 to 2 metres, the well cared for Sydney specimens has grown to a grand 20 metres or more.

    I can tell you that the dead brown leaves under the tree today are also heavily loaded with the precious Lemon Myrtle oil and the scent is indeed calming and fresh.

    Gardens  has a splendid photo gallery of the remarkable tree.

    Recording Tradition

    Who is Joseph H Maiden? He was Director of the Sydney Botanical Gardens during the late 1800’s, where he curated the collection and planting of thousands of botanical species.

    He observed the Australian aboriginals using these various plant species in their traditional cooking and medicinal applications.

    He noted Lemon Myrtle was a useful ingredient.

    The leaf was used for food flavoring and as an insect repellent when the volatile leaves were burned on the campfire. A natural antiseptic paste was made with Lemon Myrtle leaves to help heal aboriginal wounds.

    Joseph Maiden’s observations led to the inclusion of Lemon Myrtle in his book “Useful Native Plants of Australia”, where he also recorded the extremely high citral purity of the oil.

    Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

    The essential oil distilled from Lemon Myrtle is a potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and  antiviral agent.

    Natural Pain Relief and Sedative for Aboriginals.

    While Aboriginal uses of Lemon Myrtle as a topical application are well reported, there is little documented evidence of a tea or infusions with Lemon Myrtle for internal medicinal use. It is believed that Aboriginals used Lemon Myrtle Tea as a natural sedative for thousands of years. Traditionally, Aboriginal information was not written in books. It was stored in the cultural stories and songs of each clan and shared as part of everyday life.

    I recently met a woman from the Worrimi who regularly uses the leaves from the Lemon Myrtle trees growing in the forests to make a calming tea, and mixes with Aniseed Myrtle Leaves for an extra sedation effect when someone is injured or stressed. We tried the Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed tea at lunch time and felt so relaxed we had an afternoon nap.

    The Scientific Story of Lemon Myrtle Leaf.

    With no available indigenous stories of Lemon Myrtle tea, I turned to modern medical science to see how the Lemon Myrtle compounds might contribute to the reported benefits of sedation and pain relief in Lemon Myrtle Tea.

    The New ‘Super Tea’

    In recent years the dry leaf Lemon Myrtle tea has been shown to produce a variety of health benefits to rival any well known ‘superfood’. Leaf analysis shows Australian Lemon Myrtle contains the highest quality essential oil and many other important and beneficial compounds.

    Lemon Myrtle leaf has high concentrations of                        Calcium and Magnesium, Zinc, vitamins A & E plus antioxidants.

    Calcium helps muscles contract and Magnesium helps them relax. In balance they act smooth and rhythmically like a healthy heart beat.

    Magnesium is found in every part of the body and is credited with being the possible answer to almost every ailment.

    Calcium and Magnesium in Lemon Myrtle Tea Leaf

    help to calm, relax and gently sedate.

    Pharmacist, Scott Gravura writes for  Science Based

    In  “Magnesium, the Cure To All Diseases?” he lists many conditions assisted by Magnesium.

    “muscle pain, anxiety, insomnia, toothache, childbirth, pre eclampsia, bursitis, cancer, depression, blood pressure and blood sugar control, back pain,  osteoarthritis, asthma.”

    Gravura questions the prevalence of vitamin supplements in modern health treatments and graciously looks back to the wisdom of tradition for a safer solution in managing disease in his conclusion;

    ”There is another approach that has an attractive risk/benefit perspective; Boosting Magnesium intake through diet.”

    Lemon Myrtle Tea has antibacterial properties to sooth a sore throat and clear a congested chest. It may be the high calcium and magnesium content naturally found in lemon myrtle which relieves pain and calms nerves.

    How to make Lemon Myrtle Tea

    Hot;  Add a teaspoon of fresh cut Lemon Myrtle Tea to your favorite black or green tea and steep in a pot of boiling water. Allow to draw. Serve hot with honey.

    Cold;  Brew the leaf in a pot for a few minutes, add honey to taste, allow to cool, strain off liquid and refrigerate. Serve over ice with chopped mint leaf.

    Freshly harvested lemon myrtle leaf tea comes in a sealed bag... 50 grams or 100 grams. Count on 50 grams = 50 cups of zesty, relaxing tea.

    Lemon Myrtle Tea leaf can be ground to use as spice and flavoring in ice cream, biscuits, confectionery, cheese, vegetable oils and sauces, mayo, tangy dukkah and vinaigrettes and so much more.

    3 Easy Ways to Buy Lemon Myrtle Tea

  • Visit our online store Lemon Myrtle

  • Find a Lemon Myrtle Stockist near you.

  • Come see, touch and smell the beautiful range of Lemon Myrtle Products at your local markets. Click here for the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances local market calendar.

  • We welcome your feedback and questions about Lemon Myrtle chemical free products.

    Please leave your comments below.

    Stay well, from the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Team.

    International Delivery of Lemon Myrtle Products from Australia 0

    New Zealanders looking to buy Lemon Myrtle Fragrance products can have better access under the reviewed Australia Post Rates.

    We have also qualified for better rates to Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.

    Each order is customised for the best rate possible and you can see this before you check out. 

    Uses for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil 0

    Using 1OO% Essential Lemon Myrtle Oil for Cleaning and Deodorising

    Lemon Myrtle Fragrance Oil is 100% Essential oil with a high citral
    content over 96%. Please read instructions carefully.

    All bottles come with one drop drippers to and should not be
    decanted into other containers.


    Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a natural cleaner with anti bacterial, anti fungal and germicidal benefits. Lemon Myrtle has a high proportion of citral, more than eucalyptus, tea tree and other Australian Natives. This makes Lemon Myrtle Essential oil one of the strongest antiseptic natural oils in the world. Research being conducted in Australian Universities provide us with many potential commercial uses, such as a cleaner where there are germs resistant to chemicals like Staphylococcus aureus,, and an anti fungal in the agricultural sector.

    Use of lemon myrtle essential oil around the home is recommended as it is a natural cleaner, and you do not  need to use chemicals, plus you and your family have he benefit of the refreshing aroma of lemon myrtle. Surface cleaning especially now winter is coming on and there are more viruses around, if a family member is coughing and sneezing you may be able to reduce infection by keeping surfaces clean, and also using Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Air Freshener. 

    Floor Cleaning: 1 bucket ( 10 litres) of hot water, 2 cups Vinegar and 6 Drops

    Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Essential Oil. The vinegar is optional, the oil is an
    effective cleaner on its own however if the surfaces are extra dirty vinegar will
    make the cleaning easier.
    Ring out the mop well and wash the floor. Dry off. Can be used on all surfaces
    including tiles.
    Do not mix with chemicals or other products especially chlorine based products.
    Use separately from other commercial cleaning products.

    Surface Cleaner: 2 cups (500 mls) Water, 125 mls Vinegar 6-10 Drops Lemon
    Myrtle Essential Oil- this mixture can be used in a spray bottle, or
    mixed with a bucket of water.
    Warning: Do not allow direct contact with skin, if the skin is contacted
    immediately rinse with water. Do not ingest, if the oil has been ingested rinse
    out the mouth with water immediately and seek medical advice.
    Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidizing agents.

    Linen and Towels: 2-5 Drops in the Washing Machine - If you use Lemon Myrtle oil in the wash or the final rinse you will find your linen retains the great aroma for some washes, you can also be assured that the oil reduces bacteria and other germs. 

    You can buy lemon myrtle essential oil online or at one of our stockists.