Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: Australia
Size: 0.5 oz Amber Bottle (Purchase includes a glass dropper)
Tea Tree oil, also known as Melaleuca oil, has a light spicy, rather pungent smell and is very pale in color with a watery viscosity. It is said the name was coined by a British explorer, Lieutenant James Cook in the 1770s, when he saw native Australians brewing tea using the leaves from the tree. During World War II, Tea Tree oil was issued to each soldier and sailor to treat tropical infections and other problems of warfare, including wounds. Although tea tree is indigenous to Australia, it is grown in many parts of the world including China.
The therapeutic properties of Tea Tree oil are antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil:
The Tea Tree plant is highly prized by primitive Australian communities for its unique healing ability. Tea Tree contains the compound Terpinen-4-ol which is thought to be responsible for fighting all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). It can be used to combat a variety of ailments including fungal infections (ringworm, sinus/lung infections, Candida, athletes foot), skin conditions (acne, sores, eczema, psoriasis), hair (dandruff, lice), and wounds. During the cold season, a few drops used in the bath induces sweating.
Toothbrush Cleaner – Add a drop to disinfect your toothbrush, which is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
Wounds – Tea tree oil has been long valued for its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties to clean wounds and prevent infections.
Respiratory Problems – Helps clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
Lice – When applied onto the scalp, it can help with the process of killing lice.
Mouthwash - Can be used as a mouthwash for gum infections, mouth ulcers, throat infections and tonsillitis.
Blends Well With:
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile German, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
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