Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves
Scent Profile: Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous
Perfumery Note: Top to middle
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES / HEALTH BENEFITS
Tea Tree is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Derived mainly from the Australian native plant, melaleuca, it has been widely used throughout Australia for numerous medical studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
|Boosts immune system||Treats fungal infections|
|Eases congestion and respiratory tract infections|
|Cures itchy insect bites|
TEA TREE IN SKIN CARE
Treats acne: Tea tree is one of the most commonly used home remedy for acne breakouts. Just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, Tea tree helps in unclogging pores and stopping bacterial growth on skin.
Eliminate body odour: Antimicrobial properties help to destroy bacteria on the skin that may cause body odour. By adding tea tree oil into coconut oil and baking soda mix, you can create your own tea tree deodorant.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.
TEA TREE IN HAIR CARE
Remove dandruff: Soothe dry, flaky skin with Tea tree essential oil. Helpful for dandruff-prone scalp and also the removal of head lice.
HOW TO USE
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
BLENDS WELL WITH
Tea tree normally blends well with most essential oils, but it blends particularly well with cinnamon, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemon and rosemary.
Tea tree is generally considered safe and does not cause side effects in most cases. However, those with sensitive skin might experience a mild burning reaction to the overexposure of oil on to skin.