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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree

Botanical Name:                   Melaleuca alternifolia

Synonym:                              Myrtaceae

Botanical Family:                  Ti-tree

Country of Origin:                 Australia

Plant Part:                             Leaves and twigs

Extraction Method:               Steam or water distillation

Characteristics:                    medicinal, strong, spicy, pungent

Antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, sudorific

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, β-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinene-4-ol, α-terpineol



Mind & Spirit:                                   


  • Refreshing and revitalising.




  • Cleans cuts and wounds
  • Assists the immune system
  • Use for flu, cold sores, catarrh, glandula fever, gingivitis, viral infections, fungal infections, blisters, herpes, burns, sunburn, acne, stings and nappy rash. 


Contraindications:                Non toxic, non irritant, may cause sensitisation in some individuals

Note:                                     Top     

Odour Intensity:                    3

Blends well with:                 
Cajeput, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme



The Aborigines used the leaves of Tea Tree to cure infected wounds.  Tea Tree kills bacteria, fungi and virus 12 times as effectively as carbolic.  It was named by Captain Cook’s crew who brewed the leaves and drank it as tea.

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