Is this a true thing??
Well, yes it is and tbh, we have based our new Hand Sanitising gel around this beautiful Australian Botanical. Guided by our fellow Indigenous Australians for thousands of years, we have learnt a few things and I am here to share that with you.
The trees are indigenous to Australia and have the most amazing fresh Lemon scent, with a follow through fragrance of the eucalypts.
Where do they grow?
Lemon Scented Gum trees naturally occur near and around the forests of Maryborough to Mackay in mid Queensland and again around Atherton in north Queensland. Lemon Scented Gum grows to a maximum height of 40metres in the wild, like most Eucalyptus it can grow on low nutrient soils. The trunk of the tree is quite smooth to touch, the fallen leaves have a distinct and very strong fragrance.
Where can I use it?
Skin Care: Topically, it is a great antiseptic, plus it’s also the perfect tonic to revitalise and decongest sluggish skin.
Hair Care: Improves blood circulation to the scalp, providing a nourishing boost to your hair roots and stimulating new hair growth. Antiseptic and antibacterial, working to clean the scalp and fight scalp conditions, such as dandruff and mild forms of psoriasis. Anti-inflammatory that naturally moisturize and soothe irritated skin around follicles. Increases strength and elasticity to hair strands, and reduces split ends and hair breakage. Restores shine and bounce.
So there you have it, and I for one, am very intrigued by this beautiful part of Australia’s landscape.