Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Distillation Method:
- Country of Origin:
- South Africa
- Plant Part:
- Latin Name:
- Leptospermum petersonii
- Certified Organic
THIS OIL IS A SEASONAL ITEM, GET SUPPLIES WHILE THEY LAST! About the Oil: There is a great range of quality found in Lemon Tea Tree Oil and we've determined this one to be significantly stronger, with a brilliant lemon-like aroma we really enjoy. Lemon Tea Tree is an excellent oil to add to antiseptic and housecleaning aromatherapy soaps.
About the Oil: There is a great range of quality found in Lemon Tea Tree Oil and we've determined this one to be significantly stronger, with a brilliant lemon-like aroma we really enjoy. Lemon Tea Tree is an excellent oil to add to antiseptic and housecleaning aromatherapy soaps.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
The lemon-scented tea tree is a large shrub that grows up to 5 meters in height, and is originally native to the rocky escarpments of eastern Australia. In the 1980's, many Australian plants, including lemon tea tree, tea tree, and several Eucalyptus tree species were successfully transplanted to South Africa. These plants thrive in the environment, and produce exceptional essential oils.
ABOUT THE OIL
Lemon Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from from a relative of the more common 'Tea Tree', both of the Myrtaceae family. The oil has a pleasant, 'round' lemon scent, found by some to be smoother than lemongrass or citronella. Its main component, citral, can be irritating to the skin, so low dilutions are recommended.
Both Tea Tree and Lemon Tea Tree leaves were used by Australian aboriginal tribes for open wounds. Freshly crushed leaves were applied directly to the skin, and held in place with a mudpack. Lemon Tea Tree oil was also used extensively by the Maori people of New Zealand for burns, infections and other skin irritations.
- assists in wound healing
- neutralizes fungi
- neutralizes microbes
- helps heal burns and wounds
- encourages cell regeneration
- stimulates the immune system
- assists in cleaning out wounds
- encourages sweating
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
- relieves muscular tension and aching joints
- lessens headaches due to congestion
- aids in the expulsion of mucous
- stimulates the bronchi
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
- Its bright fresh aroma is quite purifying. In low doses it can be stimulating, bringing relaxation with a little greater exposure. Diffused, it can clear the mind and be rejuvenating. In general, its actions are considered similar to 'common' tea tree but with a more pleasant, less medicinal scent.
- massage, compress, bath, skincare
- Lemon Tea Tree is considered the ultimate natural mosquito repellent, and is effective on its own in a carrier oil. Because of its powerful nature, it should be diluted to near 2%, or about 20 drops per ounce. 12 drops Lemon Tea Tree, 4 drops Eucalyptus and 4 drops Cedarwood may be added to 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle and used on a dog's coat to keep away fleas. (Using essential oils is not recommended on cats, however, we've seen one go crazy over a drop of Rose!)
- Lemon Tea Tree is also considered one of the best odor controllers. As above, it may be added to water in a spray bottle and applied to the offending area. A few drops may be added to any cleaning solution for the same effect.
- 1-3 drops per day orally diluted in water to lessen infection
This Lemon Tea Tree oil has bright, fresh, minty and grassy top notes, a rounded lemon middle note and a herbaceous, lightly camphoraceous undertone. The overall aroma is similar to, yet smoother than, that of Lemongrass or Citronella oils.
The high notes of this oil's aroma blend well with: Cajeput, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary and Thyme. It should be used sparingly in blends so as not to overpower other aromas.
For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils.
Generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Lemon Tea Tree is a known skin irritant – use at low (<3%) concentrations.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.