For everyone who loves the fresh smell of lemon and who loves using natural anti-microbial products for cleaning and for aromatherapy benefits!
I want to share information with my beautiful friends, a beautiful, natural, multi-purpose oil that a gorgeous friend of mine introduced me to two years ago that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
After doing lots of research on this, I found so many uses for its application and have also recommended this to a friend whose child had a terrible case of Molluscum Contagiosum all over her body after she had tried EVERYTHING else and she had SO MUCH success with this product that she raves about this product too! Some of you might be thinking, why is this any different to other products on the market, well I would suggest doing your own independent research on it too, to find out how multi-purpose this product is, I did my own research myself – I always do lots of research to ensure what I am buying is proven to be effective and worth the money!! (I really appreciate the value of money – or am I just a tight bum? That remains to be seen? Ha ha ha!). But I discovered that it contains a higher content of citral than lemongrass, lemon peel and some other plant sources. It also contains essential oils that have antiseptic, expectorant, analgesic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, anti-convulsant, anti-neuralgic and hair tonifying properties. It is the amazing Lemon Myrtle Oil!!
It has an uplifting, relaxing fresh lemon aroma and is a sedative, has calming, relaxing, uplifting effects, helps to improve concentration, is an anti-depressive, soothes hypertension, aids happiness, is good for rest, removes bad room smells and even helps to calm noisy children – it really works!! Once I learned how amazing this stuff was and how effective it was for blasting away germs naturally, I ordered 3 bottles!!
I couldn’t believe I had never heard of it prior to my friend introducing me to it, as it was such a fantastic product, so I wanted to tell others about it in case you hadn’t heard of it either, as it might help!! Considering I had never heard of it, I was surprised how quickly I was hooked, so soon after I got a whiff of that lemony, fresh fragrance!!
Research on Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil:
Charles Sturt University – In 2001 and 2002 Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga demonstrated and published that Lemon Myrtle essential oil was more anti-fungal than Tea Tree and as nearly anti-bacterial as Tea Tree.
Lemon Myrtle essential is also antiviral, having been demonstrated effective against Listeria.
Japan – In 2000 it was demonstrated to be effective against Herpes virus.
Research is continuing, but so far there is exciting evidence that 3 cups of Lemon Myrtle Green Tea can help treat Candida Albicans.
Lemon Myrtle Health Benefits:
Lemon myrtle contains the compounds citral and citronellal. In fact, lemon myrtle contains a higher content of citral than lemongrass, lemon peel and some other plant sources. Lemon myrtle also contains essential oils that have antiseptic, expectorant, analgesic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, anti-convulsant, anti-neuralgic and hair tonifying properties. A study published in the May 2004 “biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy” showed that a topical application with a 10 percent solution of lemon myrtle essential oils reduced by 90 percent the number of lesions of molluscum contagiosium in 9 of 16 children studied. Lemon myrtle, which is used as a herb in a variety of dishes, also has antimicrobial properties.
Due to the high concentration of citral found in lemon myrtle oil, lemon myrtle has a wide variety of applications in medicine. According to the “Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,” lemon myrtle can help treat sinus infections, bronchitis, fatigue, depression, common cold, influenza, raw throat, indigestion and irritable gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, dental infections, itching, athletes foot, acne and headaches. Clinical research, however, does not support the use of lemon myrtle to treat these medical conditions. You should, therefore, speak with a medical professional before using lemon myrtle as a health supplement to treat a specific medical condition.
According to the “Therapeutic Herb Manual,” the oil and leaf paste of this plant can also help fight many types of bacteria including Clostridium perfringens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Additionally, lemon myrtle can help relieve cramps, headaches, spasms, fevers, rheumatism and it also may have anti-cancer properties. Lemon myrtle can also inhibit Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible of many gastrointestinal disorders. Further, lemon myrtle purportedly also helps reduce cellulite, support muscle and connective tissue growth, and strengthen the immune system.
The Rideal-Walker test estimates the antimicrobial activity of plants. The test functions by evaluating the essential oil components of the plant such as citral. Further, the test uses microorganisms such as Salmonella typhii as test organisms. The higher the Rideal-Walker test score, the greater the antimicrobial activity of the plant. Lemon myrtle scores a 16 on the Rideal-Walker scale, putting it above the tea tree plant with a score of 11 and the eucalyptus citriodora plant with score of 8. Therefore, the distilled essential oil from the lemon myrtle plant has significant antifungal and antimicrobial characteristics.
Lemon Myrtle soaps, lotions and potions, lip-balms and body butters, shampoos and shower gels are becoming widely available not only in Australia but throughout the world. In vitro research suggests that Lemon Myrtle is a powerful antifungal agent as well as showing significant antimicrobial activity and as such may be suited as a sanitizer. The first washing powders and cleaning agents are on the market and what could be better suited whilst cleaning to be surrounded by a clean green uplifting fragrance, the ultimate lemon aroma coming from Lemon Myrtle.
Lemon Myrtle essential oil is said to be lemonier than any other lemon oil and apart from being used as aromatic oil, it has found its way into cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.
I personally put Lemon Myrtle Oil in to my washing machine to give my clothes a lovely smell and to kill germs too, I also use it in an oil burner and also use it diluted to wipe down my benches, clean the bathrooms and mop the floors too!! I am so in love with this oil!! I absolutely love products that have many multi-purpose uses, along with Coconut Oil, Paw Paw Ointment and Vinegar, Lemon Myrtle Oil is definitely one of my favourites!! We use it so often for so many different purposes!! Firstly, a little more about Lemon Myrtle Oil:
You can use it in an oil burner (2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser), air purifier, air freshener, potpourri, massage oil, bath, vacuum cloth bag, floor washing water, put 1 drop into a bath, add it to your own skin care products for an uplifting lemon aroma, or use it as an excellent food flavouring.
As a topical treatment on the skin, a solution with 10% lemon myrtle essential oil and 90% oil, showed a 90% reduction of symptoms in children treated for Molluscum contagiosum . The leaf paste, essential oil, and hydrosols have antibacterial and antifungal activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Aspergillus niger, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Propionibacterium acnes. The Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee (CMEC) of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reported the proposed use as an antiseptic therapy in the treatment of pimples and acne. B. citriodora leaf oil is about 98% citral.
Things you need to know:
Do not use Lemon Myrtle essential oil at a rate greater than 1% in body products, as skin sensitisation occurs. Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.
Click on the lemonmyrtle.com.au banner below to check out these beautiful products, using the essential oil is seriously SO cost-effective as you only use a drop or two in each application or use, and because they are so anti-microbial, antiseptic, analgesic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, anti-neuralgic, anti-convulsant and with expectorant properties, they pack some serious germ-blasting power!!
Lemon Myrtle Oil saves you money, kills germs, and relaxes and uplifts moods – what is not to love!!
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