Tea Tree, Lemon Essential Oil (Leptospermum petersonii)
Tea Tree, Lemon may also be referred to as common teatree, lemon tea tree, lemon tea-tree, lemon scented tea tree, lemon scented teatree, lemon-scented tea tree, lemon-scented tea-tree, lemon-scented teatree. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.
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.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): common teatree, lemon tea tree, lemon tea-tree, lemon scented tea tree, lemon scented teatree, lemon-scented tea tree, lemon-scented tea-tree, lemon-scented teatree
- Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
- Botanical Genus: Leptospermum
- Chemical Family: Aldehydes
- Major Compounds: Geranial, Nerala-Pinene, Citronellal, GeraniolI, sopulegol, Linalool, Spathulenol
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Consistency: Thin
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
- Color: Clear
- Indigenous Country: Australia
- Cultivation: Wild Harvested
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Leaves
- Shelf Life: 3-4 yrs
- Wild Harvested
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Athlete's Foot Bad Breath Bodily Congestion Stress
Therapeutic Benefits of Tea Tree, Lemon:
Anti-bacterial Anti-fungal Anti-infectious Anti-microbial Anti-septic Anti-viral Cicatrisant Immune support Insect Repellent Tonifying
Tea Tree, Lemon Blends:
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Tea Tree, Lemon:
Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur if using drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 and that there is a risk of teratogenicity. They precaution against topical use in children and infants under age 2 and for those with hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin. They recommend a dermal maximum of 0.8%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young,Essential Oil Safety(Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 446-447.]
Safety Precautions for Tea Tree, Lemon:
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Tea Tree, Lemon:
2nd Chakra - Relationships 4th Chakra - Unconditional Love Balancing Clarity Creation Energy Expansive Protective Purifying
Tea Tree, Lemon Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Fumigant antifungal activity of Myrtaceae essential oils and constituents from Leptospermum petersonii against three Aspergillus species.
- PubMed: Efficacy of Leptospermum petersonii oil, on Plutella xylostella, and its parasitoid, Trichogramma pretiosum.
- PubMed: The effect of Leptospermum petersonii essential oil on Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus.
- PubMed: Antifungal activity of Leptospermum petersonii oil volatiles against Aspergillus spp. in vitro and in vivo.
- PubMed: Are commercially available essential oils from Australian native plants repellent to mosquitoes?
- PubMed: Antifungal activities of the essential oils in Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. Et Perry and Leptospermum petersonii Bailey and their constituents against various dermatophytes.