Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil


(13 customer reviews)

A fresh, strong, cleansing citrus lemon aroma.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil

Lemon Tea Tree essential oil is a strong, bright lemony essential oil. The Lemon Tea Tree is great in aiding concentration and freshening a stale home or kitchen. Only the Lemon Tea Tree produces this one natural essential oil.

Botanical name  Leptospermum petersonii                                                                        

Ingredients 100% v/v pure Lemon Tea Tree essential oil.

Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil Aroma

A fresh, strong, cleansing lemon scent.


Clear and focus the mind and assists concentration. The oil is uplifting, pleasingly invigorating and for some it is calming, offering relief for mental stress as an anti-depressive and aids happiness. The refreshing odour helps to remove bad room smells. Useful in helping to calm noisy children.


There are many uses for this wonderful essential oil. In an oil burner, vaporiser, air freshener, potpourri, massage oil, soaps, creams and can be added to perfumes.


Directions and More Uses

Start of the Story Lemon Tea Tree Minyon Falls

Wild Lemon Tea Tree at Minyon Falls, near Byron Bay with Greg Trevena

Aromatherapy Oil

2 to 4 drops in an oil burner or vaporiser.
1 drop into a bath.
The essential oil can be added to your own skin care products for a lovely lemon aroma. Caution – it can be a potential skin irritant so always do a skin test first.

Blend with:

Try blending with Australian Blue Cypress, Emerald Cypress, Eucalyptus varieties, Kunzea, Lemon Myrtle, Nerolina, Niaouli, Rosalina, Sandalwood and Tea Tree.


Use 2-5 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Actives of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil

Contains up to 70% Citral, containing: geranial, neral, cis citral, (Lemongrass 30-70% Citrals, Lemon Verbena 40%, Lemon Balm 70%)

Citral has been shown to be anti-bacterial, can aid concentration when studying and can be invigorating.


Do not use at a rate greater than 1% in body products as skin sensitisation may occur.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Lemon Scented Tea Tree.


Natural Occurrence in Australia                                                                                                   

Lemon Tea Tree naturally occurs in the south east of Queensland and northern New South Wales. A great example of a wild stand is at Minyon Falls, in north east New South Wales. It can also be found at Mt Lindesay, Springbrook and Mt Timbeela, which is part of the Glasshouse Mountains.

The tree grows to a maximum height of 6 metres in the wild., and typically like other Melaleucas, it can grow right in amongst wetlands and river courses.


Clear to yellow in colour; watery consistency; scent citrus, lemon fresh.

Extraction and Farming Method

The essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the middle and upper stem, branchlets and leaves. It is grown in plantations in north east New South Wales. Plantation trees are planted in rows and kept to a maximum height of 2 metres. They are machine harvested and immediately steam distilled to extract the highest quality oil.


Traditional Usage

Traditional usage did include using the leaves for infections and for troubled skin conditions.

Early European Usage

The tree is too small to be used for timber. Eg woodwork or firewood and as such it was not exploited during the two World Wars  like Lemon Myrtle and Anise Myrtle were.

Present Day Usage

Today Lemon Tea Tree essential oil is obtained from plantations in northern New South Wales. The essential oil is used by aromatherapists and is included in insect repellent formulations.

Typical Chemical Profile of Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil                                                            

alpha pinene                                                       1.0%
beta-pinene                                                         0.3%
myrcene                                                              1.5%
limonene                                                              0.2%
1,8 cineole                                                           0.9%
linalool                                                                 2.0%
citronellal                                                          24.5%
geraniol                                                               3.0%
neral                                                                  22.0%
geranial                                                             21.0%

Optical rotation @ 20 C -0.2
Relative Density: @ 20 C 0.881
Refractive index @ 20 C 1.484

Additional information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

13 reviews for Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil

  1. Moira

    The Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil is so refreshing and reminds me of Australia, a home I left many years ago. Thank you!

  2. Nadine

    This is a fabulous scent. I use it all around the home. I use it as an air freshener on bedding and linen. I add a few drops to my mop bucket and I also dilute it in a spray bottle and use it as a kitchen antibacterial cleaner for my benches, cupboards, fridge etc.

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Nadine,
      Thanks for that feedback, your oil ideas are very good and much appreciated, best wishes!

  3. Karen (verified owner)

    This oil is amazing. It totally works to keep the lurgy away – We diffuse it at work. Everyone wants some, it smells fantastic for something so medicinal.

  4. Susan B. (verified owner)

    Always a favourite for insect repellent. Reminds me of working in the tea tree farms.

  5. Dina (verified owner)

    Great product and service

  6. Lisa Noda (verified owner)

    I love this for cleaning and smells beautiful

  7. Debbie C. (verified owner)

    Very refreshing and citrus lemon aromas. Awesome!!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Debbie, much appreciated, Greg

  8. Bernadette R. (verified owner)

  9. kim (verified owner)

    Amazing bush scent

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Kim

  10. Rachel Carroll (verified owner)

    So bright!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Rachel

  11. pearl green (verified owner)

    Some one said to me today “Oh what’s that beautiful smell” as she came closer and said, Oh it’s beautiful” , I wear Lemon Tea Tree on my clothes, it keeps me centred and at peace, it’s simply wonderful, I bought the 100ml bottle, thanks Greg love your work regards Pearl 100,000,000 🌟

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Pearl, thats a good story to hear, thanks for sharing, Greg

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Everyone should have a bottle or two of this oil great if you get anxious, I wear some on my sleeve every day

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks again Pearl!

  13. Suria (verified owner)

    Love love love lemon tea-tree! Smells divine and use it everyday for cleaning and laundry. Such an affordable price too, thank you Essentially Australia!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Suria, thanks for the great review on this oil, it is a good one, best wishes. EA.

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