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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca alternifolia Origin: Kenya

Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Overview

Botanical Name

Melaleuca alternifolia

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Warm, Fresh, spicy-camphoraceous

Largest Producing Countries

Australia and Kenya

Traditional Use

Widely known for its healing properties for the skin.

Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, immune stimulant, insecticide, vulnerary

Blends Well With

Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

Of Interest

In World War ll cutters and producers of tea tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. It was issued to each soldier and sailor for them to treat tropical infections and other problems of warfare, including wounds.

Safety Data

May cause skin irritation. Not for internal use.

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.