24 November 2008

Botanical Name
Melaleuca alternifolia

Origin
Australia

Color
Clear with a Yellow Tinge

Consistency/Viscosity
Watery viscosity

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Tea tree oil is extracted by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Terpinen-4-ol, Alpha-Terpineol, Cineole, Pinene, Alpha Terpenene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, limonene, p-cymene, linalool

Therapeutic Properties
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Tea tree is an important oil for the immune system
  • It also is used to revive the mind and body after shock
  • This oil is used with effect for infections mainly due to bacteria, fungi and viruses
  • It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis
  • It also reduces post-operative shock
  • It is also effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis
  • It can be used to help clear vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections
  • 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
  • Other: candida, chicken pox, cold sores, corns, cuts, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sores, spots, urethritis
Precaution
Tea tree oil is considered a safe oil, as it is non-toxic and non-irritant, but some individuals show sensitizing to this oil

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

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