Monday, 27 August 2012

Lemon Myrtle Air Freshener/Hand Sanitiser

Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) is claimed to be "more lemony than lemon". This is because it contains higher levels (>90%) of Citral (lemon oil) than any other plant in the world. Even lemons only contain around 3-10% Citral. 

Not only does this mean Lemon Myrtle leaves smell amazing, they also have super high anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, and anti-tumor properties (twice as much as Tea Tree apparently). 

So, we all need to get spraying this stuff around to keep us healthy and germ free. Here's my chemical free recipe for Lemon Myrtle Air Freshener/Hand Sanitiser which just clears the space/hands instantly.

Cover a handful of lemon myrtle leaves with water and boil for 10 minutes. By then, strong lemony fumes will be billowing about your kitchen. Allow to cool and fill a spray bottle. Lavishly administer everywhere you go.

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