Get ready to rumble! Plant Therapy’s September Oil of the Month is a fighter. The relatively small tree/bush hails from Australia and grows well in the rainforest as well as on the dry rocky terrain. But it is also a champ because it will be in your corner and help you to feel your best, emotionally and physically.
This contender is best used in a diffuser blend for a few reasons. It will send an uppercut to seasonal threats and a jab to foul odors as well. It will help you to focus and stay on task. This steam distilled essential oil has constituents that are known to stop some minor respiratory issues in their tracks. In a study at Charles Sturt University, Leptospermum petersonii, when diffused, was helpful in combating several types of organisms that can cause problems throughout the body. (1)
If you are guessing that this citrusy Australian essential oil is also a worthy opponent against tiny outdoor pests, you are right. You can diffuse for 30 minutes beforehand in the area that you are going to be at, and it will go the distance with these little challengers. You could also instead create a DIY outdoor candle. We’ve provided an easy recipe below for you.
Lemon Tea Tree is a strong oil, so be sure to use in small amounts so as to not irritate your skin. It is not a KidSafe oil. If used topically, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7%, which is about only 1 drop of the Lemon Tea Tree to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Of course, that 1 drop can be used in a blend with other essential oils, preferable non-citrus oils. A blend of essential oils such as Copaiba, Frankincense Frereana and Cypress would be great for sore joints. Whether you decide to apply topically or diffuse, you’ll want this heavyweight in your corner.
What you will need:
- Small 2 oz glass canning jar
- 3 oz of Beeswax Pearls
- 15-20 drops of Lemon Tea Tree Leptosermum petersonii Essential Oil
- 5 inches of wax wick
- Wooden dowel or pencil
What you will do:
- Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
- Remove wax from heat and stir in Lemon Tea Tree.
- Carefully pour hot wax mixture into a canning jar, leaving ¼” space from the rim.
- Wrap 1” of the wick around pencil and place wick in wax, balancing dowel on the jar.
- Allow to cool.
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