Here at ‘Whitsunday Myrtle’ we are passionate about the amazing properties that the Myrtle plant offers. When we realised how powerful the natural properties of this plant was, we just couldn’t keep this information to ourselves. So we decided to share it with the world by developing a range of products that encapsulates its therapeutic benefits so that you may have a natural choice when it comes to making a decision of what is good for you!
‘Whitsunday Myrtle’ is a family based enterprise established in the heart of the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia. We offer a range of natural handmade products made from the lemon scented myrtle plant, Backhousia citridora (Myrtaceae), which is endemic to the Whitsundays but native to Australia. Members of the myrtle family include various eucalypt, guava, tea tree, clove and allspice plants, just to name a few.
At ‘Whitsunday Myrtle’ our products invariably incorporate the fragrant essential oil ‘Citral’ derived from the lemon myrtle tree, particularly its leaves. In the Whitsundays, the leaves are harvested for tea and leaf spice or distilled for extraction of the essential oil ‘Citral’. It is known that, ‘Citral’ is the predominant essential oil produced by this amazing plant. The lemon myrtle plant has the highest source of Citral compared to lemongrass. Steam distilled lemon myrtle oil is typically 90-98% pure. Fresh leaves alone yield between 1-3% ‘Citral’. The oil has many uses including anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial a calmative and a sedative.
The lemon myrtle oil provides remedial benefits that may assist with healing and general well being of our bodies. Aboriginal people use the lemon myrtle plant for medicine and flavouring. The lemon myrtle plant is cultivated in Australia for flavouring and essential oil production. During World War II the leaves were used as flavouring for lemonade soft drinks in Australia.
‘Whitsunday Myrtle’ believes in making effective natural products from the finest essential oils. We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals. Our products are locally handmade by real people in the Whitsundays. We are proud of every single ingredient we use in our products and we list them on every soap, pot, bottle, sign and web page to ensure that the user is well informed.
We challenge you to you refresh, revitalise, reinvigorate and re-invent your well-being with ‘Whitsunday Myrtle’ handmade natural products today!
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