Lemon Myrtle

Australian Beauty Lemon Myrtle. Wow! Another splendid Australian beauty. We love Lemon Myrtle, and so do many people. We often have people ask for lemon myrtle products. Before we talk about how fantastic lemon myrtle is, a little background.

There are over 5,000 species worldwide, over 70 genera, and 1500 species in Australia. Botanists have reduced the number of myrtles included under the genus heading. Only Common Myrtle is now deemed part of the group Myrtaceae, while other species are now classified as Amomyrtus, Ugni, or Luma. Without going into the whole issue regarding species, unless you love knowing the in-depths of things, we will explain it in the simplest terms.

So, Lemon Myrtle was classified as the Myrtaceae (family) genus Backhousia; its botanical name is Backhousia citriodora. This classification can be somewhat confusing and difficult to understand, and people who love lemon myrtle may not be overly concerned about the family description. However, if you’re a botanist, horticulturist, or even an essential oil producer, then it matters.

It can be challenging for manufacturers because when we buy lemon myrtle, we want consistent oil, and that is not always possible with so many essential oil producers.

For this reason, we stick to 2 businesses and use their oils differently.

We use a lot of lemon myrtle in our products, including:

  • Body / Hand Wash
  • Perfume with Purpose
  • Hand /Surface Sanitisers
  • Skincare
  • Deodorants
  • Room Sprays
  • Block Soaps
  • Conditioner
  • After Shave Balm – Debonaire
  • Energessence Hand Cream
  • Soon to be released, Interior Spray Lemon Myrtle, Boronia & Nagamotha, so look out for that one.

So, you may be wondering, “Why is lemon myrtle so fabulous?”

Lemon Myrtle has a vibrant and energetic scent. It is versatile and known for potential health benefits in alternative medicine. It contains antioxidant constituents and has antibacterial and antifungal effects as well. We use it because it adds a beautiful aroma to our products and a natural layer of antimicrobial activity.

In skincare, it is great for fighting infections and can prevent breakouts. Its antioxidant effect means that it can protect the skin against environmental pollutants and free radicals. It has astringent effects, which help tone and tighten skin. It has a refreshing aroma and can provide a sensory boost when added to lotions, bars, and oil blends.

Overall, Lemon Myrtle is just another miracle from Mother Earth, we love it and so do many other people, so we choose to use it in many products, handmade with love and positive vibes.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any discussion.

Many blessings and love

The Malano Family xxx

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