Tea Tree Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Application: Aromatically & Topically
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, green, leathery
Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, gamma terpinene
Blends well with: Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Myrrh essential oil.
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Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia, commonly known as tea tree, a species of tree or tall shrub in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Endemic to Australia, it occurs in southeast Queensland and the north coast and adjacent ranges of New South Wales where it grows along streams and on swampy flats, and is often the dominant species where it occurs. In recent decades, its popularity has grown in other areas of the world as an alternative and complementary treatment. Today, tea tree oil is commonly found in cosmetics, topical medicines, and household products.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
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CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top but do contain the volume of oil specified.
Money Back Guarantee: We only want to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available. 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils is all we offer. We are so sure you will love our Essential Oils that we offer a 100% Risk Free, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. Our complete refund policy can be found here.
*The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
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The tea tree is an evergreen, bushy tree endemic to Australia. The long branches have narrow, slender, bright-green leaves and, when in bloom, the tea tree is covered in cottony plumes of pretty white flowers. Australian aborigines have utilized the leaves for their medicinal properties for centuries, but it was not until the 20th century that tea tree essential oil started being produced in Australia from wild trees. In a move to perpetuate the species, tea tree cultivation has expanded over the last twenty years. The leaves are harvested in the summer, starting in December. The trees are pruned when the foliage is the thickest and the leaves contain the maximum amounts of essential oil. The cuts are done in such a way as to allow the tree to regain its foliage in two years. The extracted essential oil is herbaceous and woody.
The tea tree was discovered in 1770 in Australia by Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. English sailors who used steeped its leaves in hot water to replace their favorite drink christened it the “tea tree.” The name, however, causes confusion with the real tea tree, Camellia sinensis, and other species of the genus Melaleuca commonly called tea tree. Two other trees of this family are utilized for their olfactory qualities: the paper bark tea tree or niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) and the cajeput tree (Melaleuca leucadendron).