Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia.
Method of extraction: steam distillation.
Plant part: leaves.
Scent: medicinal, fresh, woody.
Perfumery note: middle note.
Blends well with: lavender, clary sage, rosemary, pine, geranium, and other spice oils.
Ingredient (INCI): Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil.
In diffusers, Tea tree oil helps with colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and any other respiratory ailment.
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, Tea tree oil helps with all respiratory ailments, as well as arthritis, colds, skin infections, scalp disorders, sinusitis, viral infections, babies colds and coughs, bronchitis, as well as for sweaty feet.
Skincare / Hair Care
When Tea tree oil is blended into a cream or lotion and applied to the skin, it will help clear up any fungal, bacterial as well as viral infections - and can therefore be used for a variety of problems - ranging from boils, abscesses, acne, bite wounds from animals and humans (although a medical practitioner must also be consulted), dandruff and other scalp disorders and is also effective to help sort out bed sores, diaper rash or any other rash.
Fungal outbreaks such as nail infections can be treated with frequent direct application of a 2.5% dilution of Tea tree oil.
Neat Tea Tree oils is also an effective treatment for cold sores, for verrucae and warts.
Please remember that it is a powerful essential oil, and the neat application onto the skin must be done with care.
When it is added to the water for washing it has great value to treat abscesses, bed sores, acne, boils, lice, dandruff, wounds, as well as animal or human bites and can also be applied neat on problem areas with a cotton bud.
For lice - apply neat onto the scalp - leave for 40 minutes and wash the hair. This must be repeated every second day for twelve days.
Tea tree oil can be used as a mouthwash for gum infections and mouth ulcers.
Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals.
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Acne (spot) prone|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).