BOTANICAL NAME: melaleuca alternifolia
PARTS USED: leaves, twigs
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: camphorous, herbal, spicy, woodsy
BLENDS: clove, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, ylang ylang.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: cleansing, cooling, energizing, stimulating, uplifting.
MAGICAL USES: purification.
PHYSICAL USES: abrasions, abscesses, acne, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete's foot, blisters, boils, bronchitis, candida, catarrh, chlamydia, cold sores, colds, cuts, cuts, ear infections, febrifuge, herpes, influenza, insect bites, jock itch, mumps, pneumonia, ringworm, shock, sinusitis, sunburns, thrush, tonsillitis, toothaches, vaginal infections, warts, wounds, yeast infections.
Tea Tree Information:
Tea Tree is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of the Tea Tree. Main constituents of Tea Tree Essential Oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Alpha Phellandrene, Alpha Terpinene, Limonene, Cineole, Gamma Terpinene, Para Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Terpinenol and Alpha Terpineol. This tree is a native to Australia and its oil was known among the original inhabitants of Australia as a cure-all medicine.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antimicrobial: capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microbes.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antiviral: inhibiting the growth and reproduction of a virus.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Insecticide: a substance used to kill insects.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Sudorific: produces sweat.
Safety Warning: No threats have been found for using tea tree essential oil. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Tea Tree is one of the very few essential oils that does not need to be mixed with a carrier oil when applying to skin.