Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaf of Leptospermum petersonii bushes. Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the oils of Australia. Australian essential oils have one thing in common, they are all very powerful oils with dominating fragrance. Many people call this oil Tea Tree Lemon. Like the other Lemon scented oils, distilled from the leaves, i.e., Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Eucalyptus ... this oil is an alternative to Lemon, pressed from the peel, when you don't want the photo sensitizing effect. The trade off is that this oil is high in Citral, a potential skin irritant. It's best to include this oil in blends with high levels of the essential oils that contain monoterpene alcohols, which serve to 'quench' the irritation potential.
Therapeutic Use: Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is a powerful anti-microbial oil where it is suited to anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-histaminic applications. In Aromatherapy it is used for oily skin applications, especially where there is inflammatory acne. A great oil for diffusing in a sick room where the oil will not be over stimulating and allows for a sound nights sleep. Also a great deodorizer, this is a good choice for natural deodorants, where it will help to keep odor under control, while also contributing to the anti-bacterial impact necessary for an effective deodorant. For some this oil is, actually, sedating, when used in small amounts. Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the best insect repellents available. A small amount in any blend will help to deter bites of all kinds.
To keep bugs at bay, safely: place several drops Of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil on strips of cloth and hang it in the area, mix a 5% solution and apply along the space under doors and windows to keep bugs from entering, place a couple of drops on shoelaces, hems of pants, rim of hat ... there are many ways to use the power of this oil to control insects without, actually, putting it on your skin but, if you prefer to put it on your skin, follow the safety guidelines.
Fragrance Impact: Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is super fresh, with a smooth, bright, lemon scent, with a hint of an herbal note. It blends, beautifully, with the Cineol oils, especially Nerolina, Lavender, and the Rose scented oils, especially Palmarosa (which happens to be one of the monoterpene alcohols). Best used in low dilution or it will over power the other notes.
||Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
||Top / Middle Bridge Note
||Clear to Light Yellow / Non-Viscous Liquid
||Characteristic Lemon / Medicinal
Skin Care: Oily Skin Types, Especially Inflammatory Acne
Psychological: Uplifting. Grounding
Physiological: Healing, Anti-Infectious
Skin Care: 0.01 - 0.1%
Body / Hair Care: 0.1 - 0.3%
Spot Treatment: Up to 1.0%
Should not be used direct in the bath. Citral can be very irritating to the point of blisters.