Tea Tree Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Melaleuca Alternifolia
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Middle
Aromatic Description : Light spicy, woody, earthy
Therapeutic properties : Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.
Description : Tea Tree essential oil is well-known for its healing properties on the skin. It also lessens pain. It is most commonly used to prevent infection and speed healing of minor cuts, scrapes, burns, bug bites, rashes, and other wounds. Tea Tree’s antioxidant and cleansing properties make it one of the best essential oils for skin care to help clear pores, regulate oil production, and improve the appearance of blemishes, scars, and age spots. Tea Tree helps boost the immune system and can relieve respiratory conditions.
Use : Very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body's ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock, help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis, help clear vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections in general and on the skin, 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.
Blend well with : Lavender, Lavandin, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Lemon, Pine Needle, Geranium, Marjoram, and spice oils like Clove Bud.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : Tea tree oil is considered a safe oil, as it is non-toxic and non-irritant, but some individuals so show sensitizing to this oil, and it should be used with this in mind. It should not be used on deep wounds or near the eyes, ears, nose or internally. Please remember that it is a most powerful oil, but using it unwisely could result in problems.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.