Whilst it may be new to the UK, in Australia Lemon Myrtle has been used as a bush food and natural remedy for centuries. Recently the value of this important botanical has been rediscovered and it is now being organically and sustainably farmed in eastern Australia. From this cultivation, the leaves are harvested and then distilled or dried.
The essential oil derived from distillation has been shown to have strong anti-bacterial, anti- fungal and anti-viral properties. In fact studies carried out by scientists at the Charles Sturt University of NSW have confirmed that it has around 30% higher anti-microbial activity than Tea tree essential oil. These properties lend the oil to being an excellent active within soaps, body care, household cleaners and air fresheners. In addition to its strength, Lemon Myrtle oil has a pleasant, uplifting citrus aroma, a quality that sets it aside from Tea tree and Eucalyptus based products.
Lemon Myrtle Liquid Soap
This simple multi-purpose liquid soap is designed to replace the need for several different body and hair cleansing products.
The all natural ingredients make it suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, whilst the inclusion of organic Lemon Myrtle essential oil offers total cleansing protection for hair, body and scalp. Use it as an excellent barrier soap for extra confidence when washing hands and face. Take it in the shower and use as an invigorating all over body wash that cleanses and protects. Add a few drops to your bath water and relax in the luxurious suds to ease away aches and pains whilst thoroughly cleansing. Used as a shampoo, it not only gives a glossy clean shine to your hair but also helps clear and prevent dandruff on the scalp.
This one stop liquid soap is so versatile and effective you will never need to use any other soap again. Another use of this pure and natural soap is to add a couple of drops to water in a spray bottle and use it on your fruit, veg and plants in the garden as a safe and bio-degradable form of pest control.