Lemon Myrtle Basics

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Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Australia -Natural Skin Care 

At Lemon Myrtle Fragrances we specialize in using Lemon Myrtle oil to create a range of natural skin, hair and household products. The cleansing, antibacterial and germicidal properties of Lemon Myrtle essential oil are mixed with plant derived ingredients to produce naturally cleansing and nourishing products safe for the whole family.

Lemon Myrtle Fragrances has been researching and producing essential lemon myrtle oils and products since 1990 using ingredients harvested from Australian farms including Certified Organic farms where possible. The best macadamia, jojob and other oils have been paired with lemon myrtle to produce a natural range of products for skin, hair and the household.

The Lemon Myrtle essential oil is distilled from the leaves and young branches using the natural process of heat and water. There are no chemicals used in the process. We use lemon myrtle from the original Lemon Myrtle Fragrances farm and also oils distilled from local growers in the northern rivers area.

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora), is an Australian native rainforest tree grown on environmentally responsible plantations. Lemon Myrtle contains a minimum of 85% natural citrol and as high as 97% being the highest plant citral known, which makes it high in antibacterial and antifungal properties. (Ref: Charles Sturt University) The oils we include in our products are at the higher end of citrol content to ensure lasting fragrance and higher level anitbacterial and anti fungal effects. Customers regularly attest to the improvements in skin conditions and effectiveness of using non chemical based cleaners around the home.

More on the benefits

Lemon Myrtle is naturally antibacterial with highly efficient effect on a range of bacteria. This makes the ingredient effective in deodorizers, air fresheners, cleansers and for insect protection.

There are a number of studies however one of the most recent conducted by Griffith University found that “ B. citriodora leaf methanolic extract proved to be a versatile antibacterial agent inhibiting the growth of 12 of the 14 bacteria tested (86%).”and, “ The broad range of microbial susceptibilities indicates the potential of B. citriodora leaf extract as a surface disinfectant as well as for medicinal purposes and as food additives to inhibit spoilage. However, further studies are needed before these extracts can be applied to these purposes. In particular, further toxicity studies using human cells are needed to determine the suitability of these extracts for use as antiseptic agents and as a food additive”. Pharmacognosy Communications Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Apr–Jun 2013

Lemon Myrtle tea has an anti-oxidant affect, that is good for promoting healthy liver function. So it is refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating.

The anti-fungal properties of Lemon Myrtle have been found in some studies, with specific positive outcomes for Aspergillus. Watch out for more information on anti fungal uses of Lemon Myrtle. In the natural health industry there are reports from customers about the efficacy of the use of Lemon Myrtle for addressing fungal infections.

Most of all Lemon Myrtle is outstanding as a refreshing aroma, great for use around the home.


We promote the use of natural Lemon Myrtle for health and wellbeing. Producing natural products reduces the impact on the environment as we do not include any petrochemicals and only use recyclable packaging.  Only natural plant derived ingredients are used in products which provide  solutions for cleansing around the home, maintaining and nourishing the skin and hair, and protection from insects. We do not use artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, mineral oils and animal products.  Our Lemon Myrtle products are not tested on animals.