Lemon Myrtle FAQ
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Think of any skin irritation you might have, that’s either new or has been around for a while; anything to do with microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi).
Due to its strong antimicrobial properties against microbes, the oil can be used diluted topical to fight off athletes foot, warts, herpes blisters, rashes, skin lumps, rough skin, dry patches, animal bites and scratches… AND even bedsores.
It soothes skin irritation from eczema, psoriasis, sand flies and mosquito bites.
Use a drop in a cup to gargle when you experiencing coughs and colds.
Lemon myrtle in a diffuser is calming and uplifting to the mood at the same time.
! Even though lemon myrtle would make a fantastic cleaning agent, the citral in lemon myrtle is so strong that over time it can damage the surfaces you have been cleaning !
Lemon Myrtle’s SUPERPOWERS stem from CITRAL – the active component of the plant. Lemon Myrtle has the highest citral content, comprising between 90-98% of the Australian Lemon Myrtle essential oil (in comparison citrus 3-10%, lemongrass 75%).
The ‘Roll On’ contains a diluted rate of the lemon myrtle essential oil in fractionated coconut oil acting as the carrier oil. The ‘Roll-On’ allows you to use lemon myrtle oil topical in a controlled way. This makes things easier, better and safer.
The essential oil comes straight from the distillation plant and needs to be diluted before any use.
“Many of us feel that we’ve discovered aromatherapy within the last decade, but the multiple uses for essential oils has been known for over 5,000 years. Nearly all essential oils are derived from plants.
A plant’s essential oil is somewhat like blood to humans. It flows through the plants system, fighting off disease and predators while attracting beneficial plants and insects. A plant’s essential oil is a unique blend of that plant’s characteristics. “
Extract from “The Natural Soap Book” by Susan Miller Cavitch 1995
Both the leaf and the oil have very strong properties, so use it sparingly.
We recommend to use 5-10 drops of the essential oil per 100ml of carrier oil.
Serving suggestion for a cuppa is: 1 tsp for a pot of tea (about 3 cups)
Sprinkle the lemon myrtle leaf powder over dishes (i.e. fish, lamb, bakes, soups) for a unique lemony flavour.
Provided the product is stored correctly e.g. dark, cool, dry environment the dried leaf’s Best Before date is 2 years. The Best Before date for the essential oil is 1 year.
Yes, but unfortunately we can’t give recommendations regarding quantities at this point.
A few studies have been done. More are on their way. For references see below:
Australian Native Food & Botanicals on Lemon Myrtle
Formulation, characterisation and antibacterial activity of lemon myrtle and anise myrtle essential oil in water nanoemulsion
Essential Oils in Food Preservation, Flavor and Safety
Chapter 59 – Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Oils
Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children
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