The amazing benefits of Lemon Myrtle essential oil and extract

May 29, 2017

The amazing benefits of Lemon Myrtle essential oil and extract

Gaining recognition in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry is an ingredient used to flavour everything from tea, meat and ice-cream through to its therapeutic benefits in soaps, shampoos and moisturisers, the Australian native plant Lemon Myrtle.

Lemon Myrtle contains the highest natural source of citral

Becoming a valued element not just for its beneficial values in hair and skin care, Lemon Myrtle is a prized ingredient both here and overseas for its Australian heritage. Backhousia citriodora is an Australian native flowering plant found growing naturally in the sub-tropical rainforests of central and south-eastern Queensland, in areas from Rockhampton to Brisbane. Also known as, Lemon Scented Myrtle, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, Lemon Scented Verbena, and Lemon Scented Iron-wood this fragrant plant was named by the English botanist James Backhouse who found the leaves of the Lemon Myrtle, contain the highest natural source of citral.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil

A powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-fungal with a list of applications to assist with the treatment of throat and skin infections and boost the immune system. Lemon Myrtle essential oil is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant and expectorant and is said to be more powerful than Tea Tree. In aromatherapy, it is valued for its fresh scent with uplifting benefits on your emotions and the ability to soothe, body and mind.

Lemon Myrtle Extract

Aromatic Ingredients source our Lemon Myrtle extract from NATIVE EXTRACTS whos innovation in CELLULAR EXTRACTION uses Biomimicry to deliver the first ‘True to Nature’ Lemon Myrtle extract, delivering its full plant profile of water-soluble phyto-actives, as they exist in nature – potent, active, synergistic and bio-available. Cellular Extracts are naturally multifunctional, and Lemon Myrtle offers a powerhouse of antioxidants that target a wide range of applications.

Lemon Myrtle has amazing benefits in skin care for mature or oily skin it works as an astringent to help tighten pores and reduce irritations, with its antibacterial properties this oil can assist will skin infections, wounds and acne. Incorporated into cosmetics its skin whitening and anti-fatigue antioxidants help to strengthen capillaries and minimise dark circles under the eye. In oral care Lemon Myrtle can minimise throat, gum and tooth infections and added to hair care applications Lemon Myrtle no only smells great, it can also reduce damage from heat or styling products. There is no wonder this Australian extract is gaining popularity in products today for its amazing benefits.

Benefits of Lemon Myrtle

If you’re looking to add Australian essential oils or extracts to your formulations you can contact us here at Aromatic Ingredients where we work with you to create products for your brand that are perfect for any application. Now your products can deliver the essential oil and water soluble stories this potent Australian species can offer.


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