Leptospermum petersonii Australia
Fresh & cleansing
Aroma: This is a very lemony fresh smelling Australian native oil.
Properties: It is useful for anxiety & stress.
Physically, it is the oil of choice for getting rid of mosquitoes and other insects. Used on its own or blended together with Lemon scented Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora) it makes a great natural mosquito repellent as it has a high citronellal component. It is also highly anti-microbial.
It is not recommended to be used on those with very sensitive skin because of the high citral component. It would be better used in the diffuser than on the skin for such people.
Blends with: other native oils, citrus oils, cedarwood, peppermint & rosemary.
It is steam distilled from the leaves & stems.
Shelf life: It will keep for around 2-3 years if stored with lid tightly closed in a cool, dark area.