15 Reasons You Need Lemon Myrtle In Your LIfe

July 06, 2016 0 Comments

15 Reasons You Need Lemon Myrtle In Your LIfe

Image borrowed from The Slow Poke

Our Nest is smelling zesty and fresh lately with an influx of lemon myrtle products arriving and departing daily. Lemon aromas are associated with feelings of freshness, cleanliness and are said to be mood uplifting.

We are pretty lucky here on the eastern coast of Australia to have this native wonder growing because it has so many amazing health benefits. 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. But it's magical powers are not only limited to beauty and cleaning products, you can cook with it, dry it up and drink it in a tea, or diffuse the essential oil form throughout your home.

7 reasons why you need more Lemon Myrtle in Your Life

1. Better skin

Lemon Myrtle essential oil naturally clears the skin of acne and blemishes. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. When ingested, it helps rid the body of toxins which will help clear the skin from the inside.

2. Rich in antioxidants 

Lemon Myrtle has a superior Antioxidant capacity which will help your body  fight free radicals caused by stress, alcohol, processed food, cigarettes and pollution. Why is this important? Antioxidants protect the skin from breaking down and ageing which means you'll look younger for longer.

3. Anti-inflammatory

Lemon Myrtle essential oil can help with a range of inflammatory conditions and is said to provide effective relief against rheumatism. You can add a few drops to your bath, or even crush up a few fresh leaves. Drinking it in tea form will help reduce inflammation internally, and sooth an upset tummy.

4. Boosts the immune system

Lemon Myrtle can help boost the immune system which is great news around cold and flu season. Its a highly potent antioxidant that can boost the immune system, whilst antibacterial properties help fight infection.

5. Detoxifying

Lemon Myrtle is said to help clean the liver, kidneys, pancreas and bladder as well as flushing out excess cholesterol, toxic substances and fats from the body. 

 

6. Helps cold and flu symptoms

Lemon myrtle has a reputation as a powerful antiseptic and anti-virus agent that can destroy disease-carrying microorganisms.

7. Better digestion

Sipping on tea containing lemon myrtle can help improve digestion of food, which makes it an ideal remedy for bloating, indigestion and gas.

8. Better sleep

Lemon Myrtle can have a calming and relaxing effect, which aids with sleep, coping with stress, anxiety and nervous tension. 

 

9. Enhance concentration 

Lemon Myrtles' strong scent is also said to clear the mind and improve concentration.

10. Natural mood enhancer

In aromatherapy Lemon Myrtle is know for promoting feelings of calm, comfort and an overall feeling of well-being. You can diffuse the essential oil or add a little to your body moisturizer.

11. Soothes sore throat

The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of lemon myrtle can help a sore throat by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation. Mix a little lemon myrtle with Manuca honey for a natural throat lozenge alternative. 

12. Keeps the stink away

Stink free is the way to be! Keep bad smells at bay with the refreshing aroma of lemon myrtle such as bad body odour, man smells and bad breath. Its anti-microbial property can prevent body odour by killing odour causing microbes. Our Church Farm Soap is a great way to incorporate a little lemon myrtle in the shower.

 

13. Cramps

Lemon Myrtle can help reduce the muscle and menstrual cramps. The chemicals found in Lemon Myrtle can help muscles relax which will alleviate cramps and muscle tension.

14. Soothes insects bites

Lemon myrtle oil can be used to treat insect bites when applied topically. It can help soothe the affected area and reduce inflammation. You can also add a little to your body lotion as a natural insect repellent.

15. Helps keep your home clean

Ditch the nasty chemicals and clean you home with the natural antibacterial and antimicrobial powers of Lemon Myrtle. Not only will it do the job, but will also leave your home smelling fresh and zesty.

 





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