Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil is widely used for its anti infectious and anti fungal properties. It has a fresh, almost pungent and camphorous aroma.

Effect on mind: Clarifying and head clearing. Helps cleanse the imagination of disturbing thoughts.

Effect on body: Fortifies the immune system to help fight off infectious diseases. Lowers fever through cleansing action. Should help with flu and cold sores. Strong anti viral and anti fungal properties make it useful in illnesses such as urinary tract disease, cystitis, thrush and genital infections. Use for insect bites.

Effect on skin: Cleanses infected wounds, boils and carbuncles. Helps clear spots caused by chicken pox and shingles. Useful with burns, sores, sunburn, ringworm, warts, tinea, herpes and athletes foot. Helpful with dandruff.

Blends well with: Cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sweet orange, thyme.

Properties

Botanical (INCI) Name:

Melaleuca alternifolia

Appearance:

Colourless to pale yellow liquid

Odour:

Powerful, warm, fresh, earthy & spicy

Plant parts used:

Leaves and branchlets

Extraction method:

Steam distillation

Region of origin:

Australia

Grade:

Cosmetic

Solubility:

Oils and Alcohol

Certification:

Conventional

Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.

Eyes

Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.

Ears

Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.

Children

Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.

Contraindications

If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.

For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.

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