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Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia

Starting at: $1.77

 

Extraction Method:

Steam Distilled

Part of Plant: 

Leaves

Country of Origin: 

Australia

Growing Method:

Cultivated

Description:

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 Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its’ previous harvest.

Colour: 

Clear to pale yellow

Aromatic Description: 

Tea Tree essential oil has a fresh, Antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes.

Strength of Aroma:

Medium to Strong

Blends well with:

Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.

Aromatic Note:

Middle

Consistency:

Thin

Common Uses: 

Tea Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant.  It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree oil massage prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock as well as building emotional strength.  

Used in vapour 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.  A good immune tonic and a strong antiseptic, tea tree fights lung, genito-urinary, vaginal, sinus, mouth, and fungal infections, as well as viral infections such as herpes, shingles, chickenpox, candida, thrush, and influenza. Tea tree also treats diaper rash, acne, wounds, and insect bites, and protects the skin from radiation burns caused by cancer therapy.

As essential oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree has increased significantly.  This can be readily evidenced by the commercial products now using Tea Tree essential oil. It is touted as one of the most non-irritating oils, but this varies with the species and the individual. 

Therapeutic Actions: 

Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, immunostimulant, insecticide, stimulant, sudorific.

Works with the following Body Systems:

Antimicrobial Properties, Genitourinary, Immune, Respiratory, Skin care

Best form of Application:

To skin - Massage, compress, bath, sitz-bath, douche, liniment, skin care

Inhalation – direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser, steam inhalation.

Shelf life: 

Users can expect a shelf life of 6 Months to 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight).

Cautions: 

Tea Tree essential oil may cause dermal sensitization in some people. Do not take internally.

History:

The aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree oil; similarly, Tea tree has a long history of use within the field of aromatherapy.  In World War Two, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated.  The oil was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and infected wounds.

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  • Model: AEO.TTR
  • 9989 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 19 April, 2006.