Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic, 5 mL

Article number: Lemon Tea Tree EO, 5 mL
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  • Botanical Name: Leptospermum petersonii
  • Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Plant Part: Leaves
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic
  • Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
  • Note: Top Note
  • Aroma: Very diffusive, sparkling, fresh, clean, sweet, Lemony-rosaceous topnotes; heart notes are slightly pungent-herbaceous with aldehydic, leafy notes
  • Bottle Size - 5mL 


Our Lemon Tea Tree essential oil has a truly wonderful aroma - powerful, diffusive, sparkling, fresh, clean, sweet, Lemony-rosaceous topnotes and heart notes slightly pungent-herbaceous with aldehydic, leafy notes. It is said to be one of the best essential oils for natural insect/mosquito repellants, either on its own or blended with Lemongrass, Patchouli, Lemon Eucalyptus, and other essential oils.

PLEASE NOTE: Although both Lemon Tea Tree and Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) are members of the Myrtaceae family, they have distinctly different aromatherapeutic properties. In addition, Lemon Tea Tree is not related at all to Lemon (Citrus limon). Its common name is derived from a story of Captain Cook’s sailors steeping the leaves of a species of Leptospermum as a substitute for tea. Those sailors were on to something - a high aldehydic content places Lemon Tea Tree among other aldehyde-rich essential oils that have proven to be highly beneficial for those who are experiencing physical discomfort from overexertion, injury, or joint/tendon issues.

Leptospermum petersonii is a slow growing shrub/small tree native to Australia and cultivated in Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and parts of Africa. The bushes do not yield enough leaves for distillation until they are about 10 years old and then it takes one thousand pounds of leaves and terminal branchlets to yield about 10-15 pounds of essential oil. It could be said that Lemon Tea Tree growers are a study in agricultural patience! 

Aromatherapy Uses: Said to be one of the best natural mosquito repellants, and is anti-inflammatory and sedative at very low concentration and deodorizers.

Aromatic Profile: Very diffusive, sparkling, fresh, clean, sweet, Lemony-rosaceous topnotes; heart notes slightly pungent-herbaceous with aldehydic, leafy notes.

Appearance: Pale yellow to olive green, transparent, mobile liquid.

Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Cypress, Eucalyptus (Narrow Leaf), Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Myrtle, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pink Peppercorn, Rose, Rosalina, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Yarrow, Yuzu. 

Safety Considerations: Drug interaction (those metabolized by CYP2B6), teratogenicity, skin sensitization; avoid use on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin and on children less than 2 years of age. A maximum dermal use level of 0.6% is recommended by IFRA.8 Dilute before use. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Golden Poppy as to the medicinal value of any products from Golden Poppy. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

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