HistoryTea tree is found in and native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The name was coined by the British explorer Captain James Cook. He noticed the indigenous people used the leaves to make a tea that smelled like nutmeg.
Bontanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Organic Lemon Tea Tree Organic lemon tea tree is one of the important sources of essential oils used in aromatherapy. It has important health visits that would be discussed below; Antifungal properties In a study that investigates the effectiveness of the volatile component of Leptospermum petersonii as a potential treatment for aspergillosis. Following short exposure to the volatile oil of lemon tree, it was found to be a potent inhibitor of fungal growth in vitro, and it exhibited fungicidal activity. The volatile oil of lemon trees showed a reduction in the fungal burden in the lungs of infected animals. Antimicrobial activity In a study carried out to determine the antimicrobial activities of leptospermone and its derivatives against six foodborne bacteria (Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei, Staphylococcus intermedius, and Staphylococcus aureus). The results showed that lemon tree oil can be used as an effective antibiotic against foodborne and be a good source of food preservative. Lice treatment In a study carried out to investigate the safety and efficacy of a head lice treatment containing Leptospermum petersonii. The oils were applied three times with an interval time of 7 days in between and showed to be effective in the treatment of head lice. Pesticides In a study carried out to investigate the effectiveness of a lemon tree. The efficacy of extract obtained from a lemon tree was tested as an alternative to conventional acaricides. The extracts at different concentration (0.1, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5%) demonstrated antifungal activities References Greive, K.A. and Barnes, T.M. (2018), The efficacy of Australian essential oils for the treatment of head lice infestation in children: A randomised controlled trial. Australas J Dermatol, 59: e99-e105. doi:10.1111/ajd.12626 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajd.12626 Jeong EY, Lee MJ, Lee HS. Antimicrobial activities of leptospermone isolated from Leptospermum scoparium seeds and structure-activity relationships of its derivatives against foodborne bacteria. Food Sci Biotechnol. 2018;27(5):1541-1547. Published 2018 May 23. doi:10.1007/s10068-018-0391-4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6170269/ Erdogan P. The effects of plant extracts of lemon-scented tea tree [Leptospermum petersonii (Myrtaceae)] on Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acarina: Tetranychidae). J Bacteriol Mycol Open Access. 2019;7(2):31-34. DOI: 10.15406/jbmoa.2019.07.00238 https://medcraveonline.com/JBMOA/the-effects-of-plant-extracts-of-lemon-scented-tea-tree-leptospermum-petersonii-myrtaceae-on-tetranychus-urticae-koch-acarina-tetranychidae.html J. R. Hood, D. Burton, J. M. Wilkinson, H. M. A. Cavanagh, Antifungal activity of Leptospermum petersonii oil volatiles against Aspergillus spp. in vitro and in vivo, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 65, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 285–288, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkp400 https://academic.oup.com/jac/article/65/2/285/684506