Grown in Australia and South Africa, Lemon Tea-Tree is in the same aromatic family as the Tea Tree shrub, but carries a citrus, lemony fragrance. Popular in household gardens of Australia as an insect repellent, Lemon Tea Tree can also be used in a host of everyday aromatherapy preparations.
Lemon Tea Tree has a light, citrus aroma and will help to uplift the mind and stimulate the senses – great for easing mood and dispelling mental tension.
When applied in massage, Lemon Tea Tree can be especially effective for digestive complaints. Applying the oil in a base oil to the abdominal area will help to calm the digestive system and the nervous system.
Lemon tea tree oil is an impressive stimulant for most of the body’s organ system. This essential oil cleans wounds, promotes the elimination of waste through the intestines, kidneys, and lymphatic system, reduces headaches, relieves aching joints, and releases muscle tension.
Lemon tea tree oil is a strong healer of the skin by eliminating microbes and fungi. It also promotes the healing process through cell regeneration and the development of scar tissue to close wounds. Anti-inflammatory properties help with clearing up rashes, acne, and some allergic reactions.
Lemon tea tree oil is known as one of the most effective ways to mask unpleasant odors, even smoke. The essential oil can be diffused in the room, mixed with water and sprayed, or used in the laundry. Try mixing a few drops of the oil in 8 oz. of water and spraying into the air.
Many of us are concerned about the use of harsh chemicals in the environment, and especially in our homes. Making our own cleaning solutions at home has never been easier. The antibacterial properties in lemon tea tree oil make it a welcome addition to an at-home cleaning routine. The fresh lemon scent is uplifting and loved by many.
An easy general cleaner is made by adding one cup of vinegar, one teaspoon of natural dish soap, and 20 drops of lemon tea tree oil in a quart spray bottle. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water and enjoy the benefits of this at-home cleaning solution.