Posted by Max Green on 4/14/2023 to
Lemon tea essential oil is a refreshing scent that is used in all our hair care products. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the lemon-scented tea tree plant, which is native to Australia. The lemon tea tree, also known as Leptospermum petersonii, grows in the subtropical regions of Australia and is an evergreen tree that can reach up to 15 feet tall.
Lemon tea essential oil has traditionally been used in hair care products because of its reported natural antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. It helps to cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, while also promoting healthy scalps for hair growth. The oil is also relied on to soothe an itchy scalp and reduce dandruff.
Did you know that the tea tree plant was named by Captain James Cook and his crew during their voyage to Australia in 1770? They made a tea from the leaves of the tree and drank it to prevent scurvy. However, they mistakenly called the tree "tea tree" because it looked similar to the Chinese tea plant, which is used to make black and green tea.
We source our Lemon Tea Tree from Down Under Enterprises and here they are planting the crop.
Lemon tea essential oil is a great addition to your hair care routine, not only for its refreshing scent but also for its many benefits for scalp and hair health. So, next time you use a hair care product with lemon tea essential oil, remember its origins and the fun fact about the tea tree plant!