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A few of our favourite aromatic Australians!
some special essential oils unique to the Australian continent

Lemon Myrtle
backhousia citriodora Certified Organic

Why is Lemon Myrtle often described as more lemony than lemon? Compared to lemon's citral content of 3-10%, lemon myrtle contains 90-98% citral, which is what gives it that lovely and unique lemony aroma that gets everyone smitten! Apart from being a wonderful mood lifter and calming, it's the most antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal of the Australian essential oils (more powerful than teatree) and is helpful with colds, flus, chest congestions, irritable digestive disorders, gas in the digestive tract, skin conditions.

Applied on the skin, it's always recommended to dilute it with vegetable oils, as there's no current clinical data on skin sensitisation, but use it undiluted - with caution - for cold sores (herpes simplex) or warts.

Lemon Myrtle essential oil has been reported to be effective on molluscum contagiosum. See testimonials and information on the molluscum contagiosum page. Citral has also been believed to have anti-tumour properties but no official research is currently available. Further aromatherapy benefits are improved concentration, relaxation and better sleep, and as an air purifier (see Lemon Myrtle Mist Spray). It has long been used as a bushfood and herbal spice for cooking, in herbal teas, and as a natural flavouring in drinks and medicines, but lemon myrtle is increasingly popular as one of Australia's "new" essential oils with powerful bioactive properties. See research articles.

Our lemon myrtle is the freshest on the market and therefore has maximum potency and aroma.. Each batch is freshly distilled, Grade A quality, and not only certified organic, but also biodynamic. Chefs and food companies use this instead of the leaf spice for its concentrated aroma.. Molluscum sufferers get the most benefit from the freshness of our lemon myrtle essential oil.

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Applications of lemon myrtle:

  • in aromatherapy burners to emotionally calm and uplift
  • chase away the blues
  • reduce the incidence of colds and flus
  • purify and cleanse the air - kills bacteria & fungus & odours
  • apply to cuts and stings
  • add a refreshing zing to drinking water (1 drop only for a litre water, then shake vigorously)
  • ground leaves make a tasty herbal spice in food
  • calm indigestion and gas or bloating
  • relieve cold sores and warts
  • relieve bronchitis and chest congestions
  • delicious as a herbal tea (available here soon)
  • flavouring in food - salad dressings, sorbets, icecream, but very potent - 1-2 drops is plenty!
  • a pleasant insect repellent!
  • a fantastic natural remedy for molluscum contagiosum

 

Lemon Teatree 
leptospermum petersonii Certified Organic

Another of our favourite lemon-scented Australians, lemon teatree is gorgeous, different to the more medicinal smell of the standard teatree oil. It has a lovely lemony aroma and is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-mucus, and a digestive stimulant. It can also be used in the treatment of oily skin or acne. Like lemon myrtle, it smells too lovely to be an insect repellent, but that's what it's good for, as well as a wonderful air freshener and space cleanser (it is an ingredient in our Lemon Myrtle Mist Spray). It is stimulating in small amounts, but calming in standard amounts.

10ml


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Applications of lemon teatree:

  • calming
  • helpful in treating oily skin and acne
  • a sweet smelling insect repellent!
  • clear chest congestions
  • pest deterrent (ants, fleas, cockroaches, mosquitoes etc)
  • prevent colds, flus, sinus
  • space clearing air freshener - destroy bacteria & moulds

 

Lemon Eucalyptus or Lemon Gum 
eucalyptus citriodora Certified Organic

Lemon eucalyptus has a vibrant scent that's more appealing than the standard eucalyptus. This essential oil is also antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, calming, deodorising, anti-inflammatory and helps relieve pain and congestion. Great as an insect repellent by itself or combined with lemon tea tree essential oil. It has an emotionally uplifting effect, but not as much as lemon myrtle.

10ml


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Applications of lemon eucalyptus:

  • calming
  • clear congestions - good with colds, flus, fever, bronchitis
  • also antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
  • repel insects and silverfish
  • air deodoriser
  • reduce pain and inflammation

 

Rosalina
melaleuca ericifolia

Also known as Sweet Teatree,Lavender Teatree or Swamp Paperbark

Another "new" Australian essential oil, identified in the 1950s. Another favourite of Dr Daniel Penoel's. Similar to teatree but more pleasant smellling and tasting. Rosalina has a gentle floral scent and is calming and relaxing. It contains a very high percentage of linalool, its major constituent, which has been found to be strongly calming and rapidly absorbed through skin and mucous membranes. Effective for upper respiratory tract congestions and infections, as a gentle expectorant, and anti-infectious. Use on acne, boils, tinea, herpes.

(Rosalina is no longer offered on this site)


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Applications of rosalina:

  • calming, relaxing
  • good for sleep & stress relief
  • chest congestions and infections
  • colds, flus, sinus
  • skin rashes, dandruff, acne
  • insect bites
  • toothache

 

 

Fragonia
agonis fragrans

Fragonia is a newly released and currently rare Australian essential oil with a unique bush fragrance and anti-microbial properties - known as 'coarse tea-tree' by the cut flower industry. A very special oil, it unblocks the emotions, bringing peace and calm. Dr Daniel Penoel, the highly respected medical doctor who practices Aromatic Medicine in France has found Fragonia to have many excellent molecular properties and emotional benefits. Has a floral teatree note. Stay tuned to this essential oil! For more info, click here

10ml


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Applications of fragonia:

  • apply in massage for a gentle unblocking of emotions
  • dot on the chakra points before you go to sleep and tell us what you dream
  • good for oil burners
  • room freshener and deodoriser
  • antimicrobial properties

 

Honey Myrtle
melaleuca teretifolia

Known also as marsh honey myrtle, it has a light honeyed citral scent, and has one of the highest citral content of the melaleucas. A lovely aroma for your essential oil burner.

(Honey Myrtle no longer offered on this site)


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Applications of honey myrtle:

  • anti microbial
  • a lovely gentle aroma for oil burners
  • air deodoriser

 

Kunzea
kunzea ambigua Wild Craft

TGA approved (AUSTL 72143) for relief of arthritis, muscular aches, rheumatism, flu, nervous tension, stress, anxiety. Known to also help with migraines, eczema, tinea, insect bites, burns. Dr Daniel Penoel, the French doctor and practitioner of Aromatic Medicine has used this for internal use to great effect in many case studies. In Australia oral intake of essential oils is not practised, unlike its long standing acceptance in France.

10ml

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Applications of kunzea:

  • temporary relief of arthritis & rheumatism
  • relieve flu symptoms
  • relieve muscular aches and pains
  • helps reduce anxiety and stress
  • relieves eczema, rash, tinea, recurring shingles, insect bites, minor burns
  • may relieve migraines
  • room deodoriser
  • insect repellent
  • reduce bruises and inflammation
  • strains and other soft tissue injuries
  • anti microbial

*Register your interest by emailing us (see contact page) especially in the case of the rarer oils. Where available, our essential oils are sourced directly from trusted organic growers and suppliers; sometimes the grower also practices biodynamic principles (as in our pure organic Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil). In other cases where the grower is not organically certified, they are trusted operators who practice responsible farming and are the sole suppliers of the oils in question. The Kunzea essential oil we supply is the original Ducane Kunzea, eco-wild with the most bioactive molecular properties and 100% pure and unadulterated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of Australian essential oils, but only a very personal selection of our favourites.

As your read through the properties of Australian essential oils, you'll find common themes - they're antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral to various degrees, they help with congestions and inflammations, they repel insects, neutralise smells, and are emotionally calming and uplifting! Very useful properties!

 

 

 

A special thank you to Ron Guba for his continuing generosity and for opening my eyes and mind to the finer distinctions of essential oils and aromatic medicine, to Dr Daniel Penoel for his inspiration, research and infectious enthusiasm, and to Mark Webb for the detailed information on Australian essential oils and aromatics in his book, Bush Sense. And to Marina Tadiello for her generous spirit and insights into the good & the shady of the essential oil world.

An aroma diffuser with a difference - forget about candles, or heating essential oils. This ultrasonic diffuser uses a cool mist process that breaks down water and oil into airborne molecules without heat.

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