Our pure, therapeutic quality Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is clear to pale yellow in hue. It is a wonderfully and intensely fragrant lemony essential oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of Australian Leptospermum petersonii.
Also known as the Lemon-Scented Tea Tree, Leptospermum petersonii is an attractive, smaller tree with very fragrant, lemony leaves that is sometimes also used and pruned as an ornamental tree or shrub.
Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil possesses a sweet, lemony aroma that is even more fragrant and intense than cold pressed Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is abundant in citral (citral is comprised of geranial and neral), making the essential oil especially beneficial when incorporated into diffuser blends, sprays and other products intended to support the respiratory and immune systems and to support overall wellness.
When carefully used at minute dilutions within skin care applications, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil can be helpful in formulations intended for oily skin.
With it's sweet, lemony aroma, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil also helps to combat odors and is also a highly beneficial ingredient when incorporated into surface cleaners and other household cleaning products.
It is reported that insects hate the smell of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil and therefore, it may be an effective deterrent. However, it is your responsibility to test the effectiveness of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil for any products that you sell. If intending to create and sell any type of "insect repellent" products using Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil, it is your responsibility to procure the appropriate approval from the EFA or other regulatory agencies that oversee the area(s) that you intend to sell your products.
Emotionally, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is a calming yet energizing essential oil that is ideal for aromatherapy, massage, wellness and soap making applications intended to energize and uplift the body and mind. The oil is abundant in citral and other aldehydes. Australian essential oil expert Salvatore Battaglia explains that aldehydes can be calming when used in low dilutions. [Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 2003), 82.]
The recommended maximum for topical use is 0.8% and avoid with children under 2 as advised by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young within Essential Oil Safety (Edition 2).
Below is a summary of the primary constituents present within our Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil:
- Geranial: 31.96%
- Citronellal: 28.44%
- Neral: 21.66%
- Isopulegol: 2.52%
- Isopulegol : 1.90%
- Myrcene: 1.51%
- Citronellol: 1.29%