What Are The Benefits of Lemon Myrtle Oil?

Lemon Myrtle plant

Lemon Myrtle is a tree native to Australia. It grows in the wild and is highly cultivated particularly for its leaves for tea, cooking and essential oil. It has a beautiful citrus lemon scent. This could be because it has been found to have the highest citral purity of all essential oils. It’s great for cooking with and making great cups of tea.

Packed with vitamin A and E, and the mineral calcium, magnesium and zinc meaning its full of benefits.

Benefits of lemon myrtle oil include:

  • Improved Sleep. Lots of us can toss and turn at night from thoughts from a busy day. One of the best ways to unwind is by inhaling the citrusy scent of Lemon Myrtle. This is because it’s known to have relaxing effects. For extra relaxation we recommend running a hot bath and adding a few drops, putting you in the perfect mood for a long, and restful night’s sleep.
  • It’s antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are used to inhibit oxidation in the body. This is what eliminates free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and ageing. Adding a hot tea to your daily rituals can be the perfect way to obtain the benefits and also enjoy its citrusy taste. 
  • Boost the immune system. Lemon Myrtle is very high in vitamin C. This is an important vitamin when it comes to repairing the tissue in your body and producing enzymes that boost your immune system. This is another benefit you can get from drinking those cups of tea!
  • Better oral health. Toothache or a mouth ulcer bothering you? Try some Lemon myrtle as a great organic way to help. This is because it’s a herbal cleanser that can prevent infections. To make use of its benefits for oral hygiene simply buy the powder form and add it to your regular toothpaste, or once again, that great cup of tea, to keep all any ache at bay.
  • Improving a sinus infection. Lemon Myrtle has brilliant anti-inflammatory properties, this can make it a great asset when trying to reduce a sinus infection swelling, in addition, it also has anti-infection properties helping fight the root of the infection.
  • Improving digestion. This is because Lemon Myrtle has been known as a natural way to stimulate your digestion process. It can be particularly effective if consumed through a tea form.
  • Can help resolve blemishes. Skin blemishes can be a pain! And although every skin is different, some people have found that this beautifully smelling oil can also be used to refresh and brighten your skin. It’s especially good as a cleanser. This is because it can balance oily skin because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It can also be used as a focused spot treatment to help fight bacteria in the spot.
  • Fights bad Odor. If you want to smell great all the time but want to steer away from anything that’s unnatural Lemon Myrtle can be a great essential oil to try as some bad odour is caused by bacteria and because of its anti-microbial property, it could prevent body odour by eliminating those pesky microbes causing the smell.
  • Help against depression. This particular essential oil is known to soothe unwelcome anxiety and help put your mind at ease. These benefits can be reaped from using Lemon Myrtle as part of mindful breathing and aromatherapy. There are many ways to spread the scent around, from personal pre-blended Balms, diffusers, candles, massage oils etc.
  • Can help soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lemon Myrtle can help soothe Rheumatoid Arthritis. A lot of people can suffer from painful joints caused by arthritis. Lemon Myrtle could help swollen joints as it is known for anti-inflammatory properties. To make use of the benefits use Lemon Myrtle oil to soothingly massage any painful joints or soak yourself in a warm bath, or foot bath.