Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Leptospermum petersonii
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Distillation Method:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
beta citronellol
beta pinene
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Wholesale Certified Organic Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Lemon Tea Tree, steam distilled from the leaves of plants Certified Organically grown in South Africa. There is a great range of quality found in Lemon Tea Tree. This is an exceptionally nice, very potent variety. We've compared it others, and always find this one significantly stronger, with a brilliant lemon-like aroma we really enjoy. Lemon Tea Tree is an excellent general antiseptic/antimicrobial and is a great addition to antibacterial and house-cleaning aromatherapy soaps. This Lemon Tea Tree Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


The lemon-scented tea tree is a large shrub that grows up to 5 m in height, and is originally native to the rocky escarpments of eastern Australia. In the 1980's, many Australian plants, including lemon tea tree, tea tree, and several Eucalyptus tree species were successfully transplanted to South Africa. These plants thrive in the environment and produce exceptional essential oils.


This Lemon Tea Tree oil is steam distilled from the leaves of trees organically grown in Australia.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Lemon Tea Tree oil has bright, minty and grassy top notes, a rounded lemon middle note and a herbaceous, lightly camphoraceous undertone. The overall aroma is similar to yet smoother than that of Lemongrass or Citronella oils. The high notes of this oil's aroma blend well with: Cajeput, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary and Thyme.

Traditional Uses

Both Tea Tree and Lemon Tea Tree leaves were used by Australian aboriginal tribes to combat open wounds. Crushed leaves were applied directly to the skin and held in place with a mudpack. The medicinal effects of this poultice were so powerful that it helped combat infection in the wound and also overcome the potential for further infection caused by the non-sterile mudpack. Lemon Tea Tree oil was also used extensively by the Maori people of New Zealand for burns, infections and other skin irritations. It is a powerful and effective bug repellent and its anti-allergenic and anti inflammatory properties also help in the relief of skin disorders and rheumatic ailments.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Cictrisant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Fungicidal, Paracitide, Stimulant (immune system), Vulnerary.

Lemon Tea Tree has all of the medicinal properties associated with Tea Tree essential oil, with added additional broad-range anti-fungal abilities. For more information on the therapeutic properties, see Tea Tree Oil.

In a recent study at Charles Sturt University, Leptospermum petersonii oil was diffused (through vapor) and inhaled to observe if it would combat the fungi that cause Aspergillosis (a voracious lung infection). The pharmaceutical drugs normally prescribed to combat the condition were found to be substantially less effective than the inhalation of Lemon Tea Tree essential oil. Another study recently conducted in Australia by the Department of Health found Lemon Tea Tree essential oil when applied topically was extremely effective at inhibiting growth of Candida albicans fungi through direct disturbance of the cell membrane.

Application and Use


The main component in Lemon Tea Tree oil: citral, can be irritating to the skin, so adequate dilution is recommended: (3% or less) concentration. Test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If ingesting the oil, using topically or aromatically during pregnancy please consult a physician prior to use.