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Tea Tree Essential Oil Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil
Tea Tree Oil – The botanical name is melaleuca alternifolia and the oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the shrub like tree. Common uses for Tea Tree essential oil include it’s best known trait as a very powerful immune stimulant. Tea Tree Oil is as broad as it versatile in its benefits. It is a topical remedy for infections, yeast, fungus, and to treat cuts, wounds, and skin infections. It is used for a wide variety of skin disorders, to reduce redness, scaling, and itching. It is particularly beneficial for congested skin problems.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Tee Tree has a fresh, slightly medicinal scent with characteristic woody, camphoraceous notes.
Blends With: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.
Product Abstract: Although the Tea Tree plant is indigenous to Australia, it is now grown in many parts of the world including China. The Chinese tea tree plant is a small shrub with needle-like leaves similar to that of the Australian variety. Considered less effective therapeutically, it is widely used in manufacturing of personal-care products and natural cleaners. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name. First used by the aboriginals in Australia, it has since become very popular oil and is used world-wide.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.