Tea Tree, Organic
Pure Therapeutic, Tea Tree essential oil, also called Ti Tree or Narrow-leaved Paperbark, Organically grown
Botanical name : Melaleuca alternafolia
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distillation / Leaves and twigs
Aroma : Warm, sharp, spicy
Note classification : Top, Middle Odor Intensity : 5
Key constituents : Terpinen-4-ol, theta-terpinene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-terineol,p-cymene, 1,8-cineol, alpha-pinene, terpinolene (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Myrtaceae Tea Tree is an evergreen tree native to eastern Australia, preferring swampy areas. The tree grows to a height of 15 - 22 feet, and has needle-like leaves and purple or yellow flowers. Tea tree belongs to a family of over 150 species of evergreen trees.
Regions of Production : Australia
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Leaves and twigs are tested after harvest for purity.
Properties : Anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericidal, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, immunostimulant, insecticide, stimulant, sudorific (Battaglia, 2003). Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Healing to skin, helps in the management of athletes foot, acne and minor scrapes. Repels insects and helps relieve the pain and itching of insect bites (Battaglia, 2003). A great essential oil for a First Aid Kit. According to Cooksley, warts can be effectively treated with Tea Tree combined with equal parts with Lavender and Lemon essential oils. Care must be taken to avoid getting the essential oils on the healthy skin surrounding the wart. Use three times daily (Cooksley, 2002).
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, ointments, skin care Although usually diluted with a carrier, pure Tea Tree is one of the few essential oils which can be used undiluted (neat) in small amounts. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser.
Fragrant influences: Uplifting, reviving and improves mental clarity
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, possibly sensitizing to some individuals (Battaglia, 2003)
Blends well with : Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Peppermint, Peru Balsam, Pine Needles, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme
History / Fun Facts :
Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015. Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.