Tea Tree | Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia | Aromatic waters by distillation of Leaves or Twigs | Plant family: Myrtaceae
A small tree or shrub (smallest of the tea tree family), with needle-like leaves similar to cypress, with heads of sessile yellow or purple flowers. Native to Australia nut other varieties have been cultivated elsewhere, but Malternifolia is not produced outside Australia, mainly in New South Wales.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.