Aroma:Tea Tree Lemon has a very nice, round"lemony"scent, much smoother than lemongrass or citronella.
Latin Name:Leptospermum petersonii
Country of Origin:Australia
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Color:Clear to slightly pale yellow
Consistency:Thin, water-like liquid.
Aromatherapy Properties:Medicinal with a large range of applications. Said to be stimulating in low quantity and calming at normal strength. Refreshing and rejuvenating, its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy; clears the mind. It is also a great purifying oil.
Tea Tree Lemon is one of the prime odor cutters, combining strong anti-"bug"activity with a very strong, fresh, clean aroma.
Suggested Use:Add 2-3 drops to a bowl of hot water for a purifying steam treatment. Add freshness and purifying powers to mopping water by adding a few drops of Tea Tree Lemon.
To keep sanity in the face of an insect invasion, blend Tea Tree Lemon with Patchouli or Cedarwood to your liking, add 5 drops of the blend to 1oz. of Carrier Oil or unscented body care product, and apply liberally.
Add 10 drops to 2oz. of distilled water in a mister, shake well, and spray liberally to combat bad odors, mold and airborne"bugs", as well as discouraging insects. Tea Tree Lemon has also been used to 'un-invite' dog's fleas and help with mange. Use a spray like the one mentioned previously, however, do not use Essential Oils on cats!
History:Well known to Australian therapists for decades, this is a very newly recognized Essential Oil in the US. Research indicates that it is even more powerful than the famous Tea Tree oil. In addition, it smells more pleasant, and not as medicinal.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. Avoid high concentrations.