Australia's 'forgotten' tea tree, becoming very popular in the USA, and will be in the UK. Also known as Leptospermum citratum. Mainly composed of citral and citronellal, and said to have antiseptic, antimicrobial, carminative and sedative properties, Lemon Tea-Tree has a much nicer, rounder "lemony" scent than citronella or lemongrass.
Has antiseptic, antimicrobial, carminative and sedative properties, it is used in aromatic blends for the oil burner to combat coughs and colds. It is also successfully used as a powerful insect repellent. This oil provides the clinical advantages of tea tree oil with a pleasant aroma. Also reputed to be anti-viral. Often used by Chiropodists to treat fungal infections or chronic foot odour. Makes an excellent antiseptic room spray.
A little goes a long way and should never be used in dilutions stronger than 2.5% as it may cause skin irritation in some people.