Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has been used by the Australian aborigines for hundreds of years. The leaves of the melaleuca plant were crushed and applied directly to the skin to treat scrapes and cuts. The aborigines understood and made use of the plant’s soothing, purifying, and antiseptic properties long before these benefits became know to the rest of the world. Today, the versatility and effectiveness of Tea Tree Essential Oil is well known. Its antimicrobial properties are useful for treating a variety of bacterial and fungal infections, including athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, jock itch, and staph infections. It can also be used to treat skin irritations, including acne, psoriasis, minor burns, sores, and insect bites. Tea Tree Essential Oil is also widely used in place of chemical-laden household cleaners due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Dilute the oil with water in a spray bottle, and spray it on surfaces throughout the home to remove bacteria and mold.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a popular energizing oil with many attributes and is excellent for diffuser use.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil Tea Tree: Melaleuca alternifolia
- Plant Source: Leaves, Australia
- Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
- Aromatherapy Class: Energizing, Stimulating
- Aroma Type: Camphoraceous
- Blending Oils: Clary Sage, Clove, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Geranium, Lavender, Nutmeg, Rosemary, and Thyme
- Traditional Use: Insect Repellent, Antiseptic.
Perform a patch test prior to using l if you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, as it may cause irritation.
For external use only: Toxic if ingested.