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Lemon Myrtle Organic (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Lemon Myrtle Organic (Oshadhi) 10ml

Backhousia citriodoraLemon Myrtle Essential Oil


About Lemon Myrtle


Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a rainforest tree which grows natively in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia’s East coast although it now cultivated in several other regions of the world including South Africa, Europe and the southern regions of the USA.

Its essential oil which is derived by steam distillation is not widely used as some essential oils, but its therapeutic benefits are becoming increasingly appreciated. It is especially well known for its uplifting and calming properties as well as potent antiviral activity and has been listed as a therapeutic product under Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration Act.

As well as its therapeutic uses, lemon myrtle essential oil has a wonderful, uplifting and rich lemon aroma that even people that do not like citric aromas find refreshing and pleasing. Its scent has been described as a combination of lemon, lime, and lemongrass and is often referred to as more lemony than lemons.

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is a rich source of a chemical substance known as citral which is the source of many of its therapeutic uses. It is, in fact, the purest and most potent natural source of citral containing over 90% which compares very favourably with other lemony products.

Citral has natural anti-viral actions which have proven more active than many other anti-virals such as camphor. Lemon myrtle oil is also a very potent natural anti-oxidant properties and is rich in phenolic compounds, folate, lutein as well as vitamins A, and E. Lemon myrtle is also rich in many essential minerals such as zinc, calcium, and magnesium necessary for a host of bodily functions.

Properties of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


Lemon Myrtle essential oil derives its therapeutic benefits from its abundance of medicinal properties which include:

  • Antifungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antibacterial
  • Sedative
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic

Lemon MyrtleBenefits of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


    1. For the Mind - Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a host of physical benefits, but it is also a great oil to use for a variety of conditions associated with the mind. It has an uplifting aroma and sedative properties that can be used to calm the mind in times of stress or anxiety properties. It can also be used before bed to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep which is good news for those suffering from insomnia that relies on often addictive and potentially dangerous pharmaceutical medication.
    2. For the Skin - The antiseptic and antifungal properties of lemon myrtle essential oil make it ideal to treat a range of dermatological conditions including acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It can also be used to treat cold sores, warts and it to reduce the redness and soreness of rashes. And that is not all; it can also be applied to help ease itchiness and inflammation. Be sure to dilute the oil suitably according to the manufacturer’s instructions before applying the oil topically. For acne, most experts recommend dipping a cotton ball into some clean distilled water and then adding a single drop of lemon myrtle oil before applying the cotton ball to the affected areas.
    3. Respiratory Complaints - Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a growing reputation when it comes to dealing with respiratory complaints. It can help to reduce the incidence of the common cold and influenza, and when the vapours are inhaled, it can treat sinus issues, congestion, and bronchitis. A few drops used in a gargle mixture with water can deal with bacterial throat infections.
    4. For Cuts and Wounds - The potent antibacterial properties of lemon myrtle essential oil make it especially useful in treating cuts and minor wounds. It can destroy bacteria and prevent it from spreading further. This oil can also help ease itchiness and irritation caused by insect stings or bites.
    5. For inflammatory conditions - Lemon Myrtle essential oil can help with a range of inflammatory conditions and is said to provide effective relief against rheumatism. Add a few drops to your bathtub, then take a relaxing soak and feel the aches and pains disappear.
    6. Immune System Support - Lemon Myrtle essential oil is said to be capable of boosting the immune system which is good news for everybody and especially those with weakened systems that are prone to sickness. Try using lemon myrtle oil to keep common annoyances like the cold at bay.
    7. For the Home - Because of its delightful lemony smell and its antiseptic qualities, lemon myrtle essential oil has applications beyond physical and mental therapy. Its smell alone, when diffused at home, is enough to lift the spirits of the entire family and it can help to get rid of any lingering odours from cooking or tobacco. You can also use this oil to cleanse the home especially areas prone to bacterial build up like the kitchen or the bathroom. Just mix a few drops with clean water then wipe down your surfaces or any nooks containing long-forgotten grime.

How to Use it


There are a variety of ways in which you can enjoy this wonderful essential oil. How you do so will depend very much on whether you are using it for its health benefits or simply to create a fresh household fragrance. While this is far from exhaustive, these are some of the most common methods of use.

  • To make a soothing and aromatic massage blend, simply dilute your lemon myrtle oil in the necessary quantities with your carrier oil of choice.
  • Add a few drops to a warm bath for an even more relaxing experience.
  • Diffuse the oil before bedtime to ensure a good night of sleep.
  • To help with respiratory and sinus issues, add a few drops to a sink full of hot water and inhale its vapours.

Aromatically, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil blends well with essential oils in the citrus, wood, floral, camphorous, and mint families.

Adapted from 9 Uses for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


Essential OilImportant Information


  • * Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in a good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution

 

  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils, however, is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.

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Lemon Myrtle Organic (Oshadhi) 10ml

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Lemon Myrtle Organic


A calming, analgesic and sedative oil which wakes up the inner wisdom

This is a pure therapeutic-quality certified organic aromatherapy essential oil from Australia and is obtained from the leaves.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is an absolute aromatic delight to lemon lovers. Containing upwards of 96% of the aldehyde citral (geranial and neral), it possesses a clear, strong lemon aroma that far surpasses Lemon Essential Oil in lemony intensity.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a strongly potent anti-bacterial essential oil. It is wonderful to include in inhaler and diffusion blends. It can be helpful for use with acne and oily skin, but it must be used very carefully and at very low dilutions.

Emotionally, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a wonderfully uplifting oil. When used in low dilutions, it can simultaneously help to calm fragile nerves and help with anxiety.

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  • Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora).

Product Information


  • Name: Lemon Myrtle Organic.
  • Botanical name: Backhousia citriodora.
  • Cultivation: Certified organic (EcoControl).
  • Country of origin: Australia.
  • Part of Plant: Leaves.
  • Fragrance Note: Base.
  • Contraindications: Non toxic, non irritant, possibly sensitising in some individuals. There is no information regarding any specific dangers and lemon myrtle oil is considered to be safe and not toxic. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this or any other essential oil unless they have spoken to their health provider first.
  • Major biochemical compounds: Geranial, Neral, trans-Isocitral.

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Quantity 10ml
Ean code 5025868550554
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Backhousia citriodoraLemon Myrtle Essential Oil


About Lemon Myrtle


Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is a rainforest tree which grows natively in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia’s East coast although it now cultivated in several other regions of the world including South Africa, Europe and the southern regions of the USA.

Its essential oil which is derived by steam distillation is not widely used as some essential oils, but its therapeutic benefits are becoming increasingly appreciated. It is especially well known for its uplifting and calming properties as well as potent antiviral activity and has been listed as a therapeutic product under Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration Act.

As well as its therapeutic uses, lemon myrtle essential oil has a wonderful, uplifting and rich lemon aroma that even people that do not like citric aromas find refreshing and pleasing. Its scent has been described as a combination of lemon, lime, and lemongrass and is often referred to as more lemony than lemons.

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is a rich source of a chemical substance known as citral which is the source of many of its therapeutic uses. It is, in fact, the purest and most potent natural source of citral containing over 90% which compares very favourably with other lemony products.

Citral has natural anti-viral actions which have proven more active than many other anti-virals such as camphor. Lemon myrtle oil is also a very potent natural anti-oxidant properties and is rich in phenolic compounds, folate, lutein as well as vitamins A, and E. Lemon myrtle is also rich in many essential minerals such as zinc, calcium, and magnesium necessary for a host of bodily functions.

Properties of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


Lemon Myrtle essential oil derives its therapeutic benefits from its abundance of medicinal properties which include:

  • Antifungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antibacterial
  • Sedative
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic

Lemon MyrtleBenefits of Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


    1. For the Mind - Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a host of physical benefits, but it is also a great oil to use for a variety of conditions associated with the mind. It has an uplifting aroma and sedative properties that can be used to calm the mind in times of stress or anxiety properties. It can also be used before bed to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep which is good news for those suffering from insomnia that relies on often addictive and potentially dangerous pharmaceutical medication.
    2. For the Skin - The antiseptic and antifungal properties of lemon myrtle essential oil make it ideal to treat a range of dermatological conditions including acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It can also be used to treat cold sores, warts and it to reduce the redness and soreness of rashes. And that is not all; it can also be applied to help ease itchiness and inflammation. Be sure to dilute the oil suitably according to the manufacturer’s instructions before applying the oil topically. For acne, most experts recommend dipping a cotton ball into some clean distilled water and then adding a single drop of lemon myrtle oil before applying the cotton ball to the affected areas.
    3. Respiratory Complaints - Lemon Myrtle essential oil has a growing reputation when it comes to dealing with respiratory complaints. It can help to reduce the incidence of the common cold and influenza, and when the vapours are inhaled, it can treat sinus issues, congestion, and bronchitis. A few drops used in a gargle mixture with water can deal with bacterial throat infections.
    4. For Cuts and Wounds - The potent antibacterial properties of lemon myrtle essential oil make it especially useful in treating cuts and minor wounds. It can destroy bacteria and prevent it from spreading further. This oil can also help ease itchiness and irritation caused by insect stings or bites.
    5. For inflammatory conditions - Lemon Myrtle essential oil can help with a range of inflammatory conditions and is said to provide effective relief against rheumatism. Add a few drops to your bathtub, then take a relaxing soak and feel the aches and pains disappear.
    6. Immune System Support - Lemon Myrtle essential oil is said to be capable of boosting the immune system which is good news for everybody and especially those with weakened systems that are prone to sickness. Try using lemon myrtle oil to keep common annoyances like the cold at bay.
    7. For the Home - Because of its delightful lemony smell and its antiseptic qualities, lemon myrtle essential oil has applications beyond physical and mental therapy. Its smell alone, when diffused at home, is enough to lift the spirits of the entire family and it can help to get rid of any lingering odours from cooking or tobacco. You can also use this oil to cleanse the home especially areas prone to bacterial build up like the kitchen or the bathroom. Just mix a few drops with clean water then wipe down your surfaces or any nooks containing long-forgotten grime.

How to Use it


There are a variety of ways in which you can enjoy this wonderful essential oil. How you do so will depend very much on whether you are using it for its health benefits or simply to create a fresh household fragrance. While this is far from exhaustive, these are some of the most common methods of use.

  • To make a soothing and aromatic massage blend, simply dilute your lemon myrtle oil in the necessary quantities with your carrier oil of choice.
  • Add a few drops to a warm bath for an even more relaxing experience.
  • Diffuse the oil before bedtime to ensure a good night of sleep.
  • To help with respiratory and sinus issues, add a few drops to a sink full of hot water and inhale its vapours.

Aromatically, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil blends well with essential oils in the citrus, wood, floral, camphorous, and mint families.

Adapted from 9 Uses for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil


Essential OilImportant Information


  • * Essential Oils are highly concentrated extracts of medicinal plants, very powerful in their effect and should be used with moderation and great care.

Essential oils used for massage - general instructions for dilution


  • If used other than for ambient diffusion, i.e. for massages, essential oils should always be diluted in a good quality vegetable carrier oil before applying to the skin (i.e. sweet almond, sesame, jojoba, olive oil, etc.).
  • The standard dilution for adults is 1–3% essential oil, or about 3–10 drops of essential oil in 15 ml (= 1 tablespoon) of vegetable oil (20 drops = 1ml).
  • For children, sensitive skin and during pregnancy the dilution should be 0,5%-1% (1-2 drops in 10 ml).
  • For a full bath use for adults 5–15 drops and 3–5 drops for a footbath. The essential oils should be diluted with some carrier oil, a little cream or honey to help them disperse in the water.

Specific oils requiring higher dilution

 

  • Essential oils of Clove bud, Cinnamon (leaf or bark), Oregano, Savory, Thyme (thymol and borneol) can irritate the skin, use only highly diluted (0.5%—1% dilution).
  • For sensitive skin care should also be taken with Aniseed, Fennel, Lemongrass, Melissa (Balm), Peppermint, Sage, Wintergreen, and sometimes also Basil, Ginger, Lemon and Bitter Orange (1 - 3 % dilution).

Some precautions


  • These oils (except the citrus oils) should also not be used for children under 2 years and during pregnancy.
  • If pregnant avoid in addition: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram, and Myrrh.
  • If applying photo-sensitizing essentials oils like Bergamot, Orange, Mandarin or Lemon to your skin (even in dilution) do not expose your skin to direct sun for several hours afterwards (to avoid pigment spots). The furocoumarin free Bergamot is ok.
  • In case of high blood pressure Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme (thyme) are contra-indicated; a gentle massage with relaxing essential oils, however, is very beneficial.
  • In case of Epilepsy do not use the essential oils of sweet Fennel, Hyssop, Rosemary and Sage.
  • If you have a medical condition we recommend that you seek the advice of a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner or aromatherapist.
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