Native to Tasmania and south-east Australia Leptospermum glaucescens grows wild up to 3 metres tall and is harvested for its leaves and terminal branches. Following a steam distillation process the essential oil is found to be extraordinarily rich in alpha-pinene with levels around 80%! This powerful product would make a wonderful ingredient in various ‘renewing’ aromatherapy and ayurvedic products as high alpha-pinene is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It acts as a broad spectrum antibiotic, functions as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and also a bronchodilator.
- Smokey aroma
- Effective as fragrance in skin care
- Anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial
- Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor