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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil
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Tea Tree Essential Oil  Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea tree was named by Captain Cook's crew, who brewed the small, dark leaves and drank it as a tea substitute.
Its astounding healing properties were used by the Aborigines. During World War II medics recognised its powerful germicidal and antiseptic effects.

Source:  Melaleuca alternifolia is native to Australia and all the oil is produced there.

Extraction:  Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the shrub.

Aroma:  Tea Tree essential oil has as spicy, hot, nutmeg-like, medicinal smell.

Fragrance note:  Middle.

Properties:  Tea Tree essential oil is a powerful, non-irritating antiseptic that kills bacteria.   It is 12 times as effective as carbolic acid.  When vaporized it can help relieve congestion.  It is mainly used to treat skin complaints.

Uses:  Massage, baths, inhalation, vaporization, poultice and may be added to a base emollient.

Diluted one part essential oil to nine parts carrier oil, it makes an instant home first-aid kit.
Apply to cuts, burns, spots, stings, blisters, dandruff and nappy rash.

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 and Ylang Ylang.

Caution:  Tea tree essential oil is perfectly safe for home use as long as it is diluted properly before application.

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Typical Analysis Sheet

 

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