Botanical Name: Leptospermum Petersonii
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction" Steam Distillation
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to Strong
Colour: Clear to slightly pale yellow
Scent: Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil smells intensely lemony and citrusy with back-notes reminiscent of citronella and lemongrass. The medicinal notes are much more subtle than regular Tea Tree.
Blends With: Camphoraceous, citrus, and woodsy oils.
Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is abundant in aldehydes, particularly citral (geranial and neral). As such, it is anti-microbial, possesses an intensely lemony aroma and is great for use in diffuser blends and for use in household cleaning formulations. It is a wonderful choice for use in helping to combat odors.
Within skin care, it can be helpful for those that have oily skin when used very sparingly. Citral can greatly increase the risk of skin sensitization. Topically, therefore, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil needs to be used in very low dilution.
Aromatically, Lemon Tea Tree smells even more lemony than Lemon Essential oil. Despite it's common name, it does not possess the strongly medicinal aroma that common Tea Tree Essential Oil has. It's a beautiful, crisp, citrusy oil that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, wood, floral, camphorous, and mint families.
For emotional applications, Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is an uplifting, stimulating oil. When used in low dilutions, it can simultaneously help to calm fragile nerves and help with anxiety.