Tea Tree Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Colorless to pale yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with essential oil: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme, White.
Aromatic Scent: Fresh, antiseptic, campherous and medicinal scent. Also contains back-notes of mint and spice.
Common Uses: Tea Tree Essential Oil is a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and some evidence points to Tea Tree Oil massages prior to operations as being helpful in fortifying 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.
Description: A small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It is very robust. Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil should not be confused with tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis (beverage tea), or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera.
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