Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is extracted from the tree with botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia.
In World War II, each soldier was given tea tree oil as a way to treat small wounds.
What does tea tree essential oil smell like?
A fresh, medical scent that is strong but not overwhelming.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The leaves and twigs.
Where has tea tree essential oil been sourced from?
Our organic tea tree oil originates from New Zealand.
How is tea tree essential oil extracted?
This organic tea tree oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with tea tree essential oil?
Tea tree essential oil blends well with cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, rosemary, sweet orange and thyme.
How can I benefit from tea tree essential oil?
Tea tree oil has a very medicinal smell and it’s uses are vast.
Tea tree oil is a favourite due to its strong antiseptic and healing qualities.
It is the perfect remedy for controlling skin irritations and infections such as cold sores, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, acne problems, insect bites and minor cuts, scrapes or scratches.
It is a great oil to have on hand during winter as its known to lower fever through its cleansing action and helps to tackle flu and cold sores plus is helpful in alleviating respiratory conditions.
Tea tree is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, pain killing and wound-healing qualities.
It helps the skin to heal by encouraging the formation of scar tissue. It can even be used in cleaning and in vaporisers to repel insects.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Tea tree oil can be used undiluted to small areas of the skin. It is generally safe but take caution as it may irritate sensitive skin.