Main Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol: 41.8% γ-Terpinene: 20.4%
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It is also
domestically referred to as Ti-tree. It can grow up to 7 meters (20
feet) in height and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated
in plantations. The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting
only two years after its’ previous harvest.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Tea
Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant.
It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms
(bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil
massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce
post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree Oil can help with
colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea
Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff. As
essential oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea
Tree has increased significantly. This can be readily evidenced by the
commercial products now using Tea Tree essential oil.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark,Clary Sage,Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.
Aromatic Scent: Tee Tree essential oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes.
aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree oil; similarly,
Tea Tree has a long history of use within the field of aromatherapy. In
World War II, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from
military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. The
oil was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and
sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and
Cautions: None known.
Suggested Uses: Add Tea Tree
oil to shampoo and conditioner to help with dandruff or to get rid of
lice. Tea Tree essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil or lotion
and directly applied to acne or affected area in athletes foot, eczema
Please Note: The International Federation of
Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken
internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also
qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.