Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Tea tree Essential Oil

Tea tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca alternifolia



Properties:
Tea tree essential oil has a  spicy, pungent smell and is very pale in color with a watery viscosity.

Origin:
It originated in Australia.

Extraction Method:
Tea tree oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
A-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol and a-terpineol.

Therapeutic properties:
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Uses:

  1. Tea tree is an important oil for the immune system.
  2. It also is used to revive the mind and body after shock.
  3. This oil is used with effect for infections mainly due to bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  4. It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis.
  5. It also reduces post-operative shock.
  6. It is also effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
  7. It can be used to help clear vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections.
  8. It clears abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete's foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburn and infected wounds, while fighting dandruff on the scalp.

Precautions:

  • Tea tree oil is considered a safe oil, as it is non-toxic and non-irritant, but some individuals show sensitizing to this oil.

Blends well with:

Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.