Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) isn't a lemon, it's a shrub! Although virtually unknown in the United States and Europe, Lemon Myrtle is famous in Australia for having the most concentrated source of Citral in the world. It's regarded by Australians as "The Queen of native plants." This Super-Plant has potent anti-bacterial properties and has more germ-busting punch than those more famous Australian botanicals: Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus.
The uses and benefits are too numerous to list here, but it's the sweet, fresh fragrance that really pulls you in. It has a bright, clean scent that’s fresher and greener than a straight-up "lemon." In fact, Lemon Myrtle’s refreshing fragrance is thought to relieve anxiety and depression and to contribute to a more restful sleep. It even repels insects!
Native Australians have been using the Lemon Myrtle plant for over 40,000 years. They cook with it, make tea from its leaves, use it to boost the immune system, and to treat everything from viruses to headaches.
We're so proud to be able to offer this gorgeous Australian native in the form of our iconic hand soap and hand cream. Lemon Myrtle is destined to become an instant classic and the antimicrobial punch it provides us just what the doctor ordered.