The 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 aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree Oil. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name. In World War II, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated to accommodate the military’s needs. Tea Tree is very robust and is ready for cutting only two years after its previous harvest. As Essential Oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree Oil has increased significantly. This is readily seen in the commercial products now using Tea Tree, although this grade is best used for therapeutic applications. This is one of the very few Essential Oils that can be applied to the skin ‘neat’, or without dilution, at a maximum rate of 3 drops.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Oil Composition: Terpinen-4-ol 42.27% 1,8 Cineol: 2.39%
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Woody, medicinal, earthy, fresh
Color: Clear with a yellow tinge
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Blends Well With: clary, cloth, bud, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, rosewood, rosemary.
Topical: Add 2-3 drops onto a wound before applying a bandage.
Aromatic: Diffuse 3-5 drops to help aid in colds and coughs.
Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Cautions: Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Dilute oil when applying topically. Internal use is not suggested. Avoid during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of young children.