A very powerful natural antiseptic and anti-fungal oil, which forms part of every qualified aromatherapists first aid and travel kit. During the cold season, a few drops used in the bath induces sweating. You can also use a few drops to make a gargle or mouthwash. Antiseptic and cleansing.
|County of Origin||Australia|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-microbial, Anti-septic, Anti-viral, Decongestant, Disinfectant, Immune support, Immuno-stimulant|
|Chemical Family||Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary, Thyme|
History: The aboriginal people of Australia have long used Tea tree; similarly,and it has developed an excellent reputation for use within the field of aromatherapy. In World War II, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated to accommodate the impact of the war. It was a highly valued product as it was issued to each soldier and sailor as part of their kit in order to treat tropical infections and infected wounds.
Characteristics: Tea Tree has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic minty, woody, and camphorous notes.
Indications: Tea Tree is a high-grade therapeutic oil, and is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff. As essential oils have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree has increased significantly. This can be readily evidenced by the commercial products now using Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, diffusor, douche, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, salve, steam inhalation.
Safety: Tea Tree may cause dermal sensitization in some people. Do not take internally.