Lemon Myrtle Backhousia Citrodora is an Australian native rainforest tree that provides a highly versatile and engaging aromatic oil derived from its leaves and branches.
We use high quality Lemon Myrtle essential oil in our products which has a great lasting aroma, and antibacterial effects.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a hot topic in research and development in the areas of aroma therapy, medical science and antibacterial/anti germicidal uses. Results of testing have found a direct effect on reducing bacteria and some viruses. The Lemon Myrtle Fragrance oil has a high citral content (above 95%), which means that the benefits of the oil are at the high end, that means the oil is more effective as a deodoriser, sanitiser, anti bacterial and anti germicidal cleanser. We all need a clean, safe environment to live and grow, that is why the lemon myrtle industry and Lemon Myrtle Fragrances is so passionate about bringing this simple, natural and highly effective oil to people looking for safe, natural solutions for everyday living.
The uses of Lemon Myrtle essential oil are extensive and you will find details on each of our product descriptions however more generally the main uses are;
Deodorizer and sanitiser – in oil burners and household sprays
Skin protection and strengthening when mixed with other oils like macadamia oil
Chemical free safe and effective household cleaning
Washing linen, pillows and doonas to reduce bacteria and get rid of mites
Best of all the natural lemon myrtle essential oil can be used safely around the home and will not adversely affect members of the family with allergies and reactions to chemcials. Keeping the home chemical free and clean at the same time can be achieved with Lemon Myrtle reducing allergic reactions.
How to use Lemon Myrtle Oil to the best advantage and effect.
Lemon Myrtle Oil should be stored in a dark glass container in a cool dry storage area or kept under refrigeration. Exposure to sunlight will also lead to oil deterioration. The Lemon Myrtle Oil volatises when heated and so should not be exposed to heat. Our bottles come with dipolators so that you can count each drop and save on using too much.
General Guide for using Lemon Myrtle Oil –Start with a minimum you can always add more.
Do not apply directly undiluted to the skin as this will burn and irritate.
If you are using on the skin the dilution recommended is generally 1-2% that is for each 100mls of oil such as olive oil, or a skin cream add 1-2 drops.
For chemical free cleaning of floors, kitchen and other surfaces - 5 - 10 drops, and ½ cup of vinegar in a 9 litre bucket of water for cleaning surfaces or add a few drops to a 500 mls or water in a spray bottle
Oil Burner or diffuser - 5 drops in water
Laundry detergent – Add 2-5 drops per litre for a lasting fragrance on your clothes and linen
Linen rinse - 2-5 drops in the last rinse
Cooking - dilution of oil is highly important in cooking, only use a maximum of 2-3 drops in a 1000 ml cooking oil or if using directly into cakes follow the recipe closely.