Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia.
Country of origin: Australia.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: leaves an twigs.
Colour: very pale in color.
Consistency: thin, watery viscosity.
Perfumery note: middle note.
Scent: spicy, herbal, pungent, fresh.
Strength of initial aroma: medium.
Major constituents: a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol and a-terpineol.
Blends well with: cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, nutmeg, rosewood, rosemary and thyme.
Properties: antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.
Tea Tree is an all-around oil used a lot in Aromatherapy. It is a powerful remedy to treat skin problems and all sorts of infections. The smell is pungent, typically medicinal and herbal. Tea Tree is very often combined with Conifer Oils and Lemon Oils to create synergistic and (more pleasant) blends. It can be used in a diffuser as an air freshener and is very effective in skin, body and foot care. Often used for acne, fungal infections and candida.
It is a small tree from New South Wales in Australia, similar to Cypress, with needle-like leaves and heads of sessile yellow or purplish flowers and grows to about 7 meters (20 feet) high and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. Even when this tree is cut down, it flourishes and is ready for cutting again in two years. The oil is only produced in Australia where the Aborigines used it for a long time for a variety of medicinal purposes. In World War II, the producers and the cutters were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. Tea tree was included in the first-aid kits given to all Australian soldiers and sailors.
100% natural essential oil (Ecocert certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Acne (spot) prone|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).