Tea Tree Essential Oil

£6.12 £10.93

Tea Tree is distilled from the leaves and twigs and has a fresh antiseptic, camphorous odour. Tea Tree is calming and cleansing.

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Description

Tea Tree | Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia | Family: Myrtaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves & Twigs

A pale yellow liquid with a fresh antiseptic, camphorous odour.

It is a small elegant tree grows in Australia and is farmed specifically for its essential oil.  Legend has it that the tree got its name when Captain Cook first discovered Australia and asked his crew members to make him a cup of tea with the leaves of the plant.  Although the tea did not taste good, the name has stuck.  The essential oil is distilled from the grey-green leaves. The trees must be at least 15 years old before it is ready to be used for essential oil production.

Blends

Blends well with Lavender, Clove, Mandarin, Rose Otto, Lemon, Rosewood and Thyme.

Tea Tree is a MIDDLE note –  Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Tea tree is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiviral, immuno-stimulant and a neuro tonic.  From these properties, it is easy to see why this oil is so popular.  It is mostly used for infection (viral and bacterial), aches and pains, ulcers, herpes, genital infection (fungal) and a low immune system.  It is also used for debility and depression.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

This oil has a long history of use for almost every ailment for the Aboriginal people of Australia.  It is a very powerful immuno-stimulant.

Safety Data & MSDS

There are no known contra-indications.  Because tea tree oil is in such demand, it is often adulterated, which means that care should be taken to source a whole, natural essential oil.

Monoterpenes (<40%), alcohols (<57%)

Tea Tree MSDS
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