Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil
INCI: Leptospermum Petersonii
REACH: not yet registered
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Description: Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil has a tangy, refreshing lemon fragrance. It is not from the same plant (or plant family) as tea tree oil, but both are native to similar growing regions in Australia. The chemistry is quite different though, with Lemon tea tree containing natural citral and citronellal. Citral has the strong lemon odour and citronellal is an aldehyde, with a different, but characteristic lemon scent.
Chemistry: Lemon Scented Tea Tree oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves of Leptospermum petersonii. Khush Ingredients provide a product that is natural and not rectified. We do not have an organic version of this oil yet.
Specification: Appearance: Clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid
Odour: Warm characteristic citral odour
Specific Gravity @ 20°C: 0.879 to 0.906
Refractive Index @ 20°C: 1.475 to 1.485
Optical Rotation @ 20°C: -5 to +15
Flash Point: 99°C
Solubility: Not soluble in water, soluble in alcohol
Codes: CAS Number: 85085-43-4
EC Number: 285-372-4
GC Profile (typical): Total Citral isomers: <80%
of which Geranial 25 to 45%
Neral 20 to 35%
Citronellal: 12 to 25%
Citronellol: 1 to 12%
Myrcene: trace to 3%
A certificate of analysis is supplied with each batch, with production date, best before date and physical and chemical properties.
Packaging: Provided in 1 and 5kg Al bottles and 20kg plastic drums. Shelf life is 36 months from production, extendable on annual re-test for another 24 months, if stored correctly.
Production: Lemon Scented Tea Tree oil is produced in Australia, with main harvesting and production season being between April and July.
Safety: No UN classification, so not regarded as dangerous goods for transport purposes.
Extended Material Safety Data Sheet available on request.
Main Safety & Handling Statements:
H315: Causes skin irritation
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction
H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing
P280: Wear protective gloves/clothing/eye protection/face protection
P305+P351+P338: If in eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do so, and continue rinsing