Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 100% Essential
- Oil Organic
- Melaleuca alternifolia aka Melaleuca linariifolia var. alternifolia, Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel, Melaleuca dissiflora var. alternifolia
- Distilled leaves, stems.
Description: Tea Tree Essential Oil is a high-grade therapeutic oil, and is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). Blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
Aroma: Tee Tree essential oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes.
History: The Koori (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.
Colour: Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Possible Uses: Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Chemical constituents: Terpinen-4-ol: 30 – 48 %, 1,8-Cineol: Trace – 15 %, γ-Terpinene: 10 – 28 %: α-Terpinene: 5 – 13 %, α-Pinene: 1 – 6 %, Sabinene: Trace – 3.5 %, Terpinolene: 1.5 – 5 %, Limonene: 0.5 – 4 %, p-Cymene: 0.5 – 12 %
Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol, Alpha-Terpineol, Cineole, Pinene, Alpha Terpenene, Beta-Caryophyllene
Safety Information: May cause sensitization in some.
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