Tea tree essential oil is a versatile and popular oil widely used for its multipurposity, although mostly used treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It’s also thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. More benefits range from health to beauty and aromatherapy and it has been used for centuries on the skin to cool the body and boost immunity.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia.
Aromatic Description: Camphorous and herbaceous.
Part of plant distilled: Leaves
Colour: Pale-yellow and clear
Main compounds: A-pinene, B-pinene
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Properties: Purifying, antibacterial
SKIN AND HAIR CARE
- Rejuvenates and cleanses skin fighting acne and other bacterial infections.
- Soothes occasional skin irritation and after shave.
- Purifies and keeps nails healthy.
- Moisturizes dry scalp.
- Kills head lice.
- Cures parasitic infection such as scabies.
- The uplifting scent helps clear negative emotions.
- Strengthens will power and brings feelings of resilience.
- Fights bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
- Can disinfect surfaces.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Add a few drops into your diffuser.
- Add several drops to your hot bath.
- Add to household cleaning agents.
- Add a few drops onto a hot water or hot towel and inhale.
- Blend with other citrus oils and spray.
Always conduct a test patch on the inner forearm by applying diluted essential oil and give it time, if it does not show adverse reactions use on other parts of the body.
- Mix with carrier oils and apply on hair.
- Use tea tree oil as spot treatment remedy away from sunlight.
- Rub a few drops between your palms.
- Add to your moisturizer for toning and rejuvenation of the skin.
- Add a few onto a hot towel and place on the chest for respiratory decongestion.
- Not for internal use.
- Keep away from sunlight.
- Slightly flammable. Store away from heat.
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, ears and mucous membranes.
- Do not use on already damaged skin.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, young children and people with serious medical conditions should ALWAYS consult a physician before using essential oils.
- Tea tree essential oil is LIKELY toxic to cats.