Botanical Name – Leptospermum petersonii
Caution – Citral is a potential skin irritant, avoid use on broken skin. Do not use directly in the bath as it may cause blisters.
Aroma – Strong, bright, fresh citrus
Extraction – Steam distilled
Part of Plant – Leaf of the Australian Leptospermum petersonii bush, a relative of the Manuka tree.
Country of Origin – South Africa
Chemical Constituents – Citral, a-Pinene, Citronellal, Geraniol, Linalool & Neral
Uses – Uplifting, grounding and cleansing, therapeutically Lemon Tea Tree is a powerful anti-microbial, anti-septic and anti-histamine. It can be used to combat inflammatory skin conditions, aid sleep and concentration and makes an excellent room deodoriser. A very useful insect repellent, it makes a great alternative to Citronella or Lemongrass. It blends beautifully with the Cineol oils, especially Niaouli, Lavender, and the Rose scented oils, especially Palmarosa, as well as Sandalwood, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. Add a few drops to an oil burner, vaporiser, air freshener, massage oil, soaps, creams or perfumes.
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.