Tea Tree & Lemon Myrtle

Since the creation of the Outback Organics brand, we have used both pure, organic Tea Tree Oil and Lemon Myrtle as the main base ingredients for many of our botanical products. They are two of nature’s strongest known antiseptics and are both wonderful remedies in the treatment of countless skin ailments, cuts, scrapes, insect bites and minor infections. However, there are also several other fantastic benefits to both of these ingredients.

Tea Tree.

Tea Tree is one of the world’s most well-known and most studied essential oils. Extensive research has proven the incredible healing properties of pure Tea Tree Oil. The benefits of this magic ingredient don’t just stop there. Tea Tree can also be used as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and a natural sanitiser.

Outback Organics Tea Tree Oils

We use Tea Tree Oil within the following Outback Organics products; Tea Tree Face Cream, Hand & Body Lotion, Skin Wash, Post-Wax Spray.

We also stock Pure Organic Tea Tree Oil in 10ml, 30ml and 50ml sizes. Click to Shop.

Read our previous blog post on Tea Tree Oil.

Lemon Myrtle.

Alongside it’s the delicious and uplifting citrus aroma, Lemon Myrtle can also have some fantastic health benefits. This citrus ingredient is valued for it’s antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. When used in its pure essential oil form, Lemon Myrtle can also assist in the treatment of throat and skin infections, as well as boosting the immune system.

We are proud to say that Outback Organics was one of the first skincare companies within the UK to utilise the benefits of this fantastic ingredient. Because of its anti-fungal properties, Lemon Myrtle is also commonly used within household cleaners and air fresheners because of its fantastic anti-fungal properties.

Lemon Myrtle

We use Lemon Myrtle within the following Outback Organic products; Lemon Myrtle Hand & Body Lotion, Lemon Myrtle & Mint Skin Wash, Post-Wax Spray, Botanical Oil, Post-Wax Lotion and our Biodegradable Wet Wipes. Click to Shop.

Read our previous blog post on the benefits of Lemon Myrtle.

Using Pure Essential Oils.

There are some great benefits to using essential oils in their purest forms, but it is still advised by professional aromatherapists to approach this with caution. Here are a few Do’s & Don’ts on using pure essential oils;


  • Apply a couple of drops of neat essential oils onto a tissue, and inhale directly.
  • Use natural, pure essential oils in home diffusers. It’s recommended to run a diffuser with the doors shut and whilst the room is empty, and the aerate the room afterwards. Using an anti-viral oil like Tea Tree Oil will help to cleanse the air/room of potential viruses. Caution: Tea Tree Oil is highly toxic to cats & dogs.
  • Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil, and apply them directly to the skin to treat minor cuts, abrasions, and infections.
  • Use whilst bathing or showering. Apply a few drops of essential oil to your shower walls, and inhale deeply as your shower to allow the essential oils to effectively enter the nasal passages. Only apply to your bath in a diluted form.


  • Do not mix essential oils with water. Making a surface sanistiser with essential oils might seem like a good idea, but essential oils will not mix properly with water, and will just sit on the top of the water. Plus, it’s worth noting that water-based products will start to grow microbes in around 24-48 hours.
  • Do not make your own hand gel/sanitiser with essential oils. To kill potential bacteria and viruses, the strength of the essential oils would have to be significantly high. The high level which are required could irritate the skin.
  • Always consider the health implications that could occur when using essential oils. Some can affect those who are on blood-thinning medication.
  • Less is more when it comes to essential oils. Apply neat to the skin increases the risk of skin sensitivity and irritation.

Posted on March 13th 2020

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