This fragrant, citrusy cousin of tea tree is grown and processed in Australia. You can use wherever regular tea tree is indicated, or in skincare where lemongrass is suggested for a broad range of skin conditions. Its scent is bright and refreshing but less medicinal-smelling than traditional tea tree. Its lemon note is less coarse than citronella or lemongrass and it repells insects excellently.
Aroma: Top note.
Perfume: Bright, refreshing top notes. Slightly minty, even grassy and its bold lemon heart note predominates with a herbaceous, lightly camphoraceous undertone.
Blends well with: cajeput, clove bud, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary and thyme.
Indications: Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrizing (wound healing), cardio-tonic, diaphoretic (induces sweating), expectorant, fungicidal, immuno-stimulant, parasiticide, vulnerary.
Part of plant used: leaves
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Grown and manufactured in: Australia
Precautions: Citral, a main component in lemon tea-tree oil, can be irritating to the skin, so adequate dilution is recommended (three per cent or less concentration). Test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.