Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil is most often used for fungal and yeast issues (athlete's foot, toenail fungus, yeast rashes). It is also antibacterial making it effective in deodorizing the air and surfaces. It has a good synergy with lavender in blends to heal the skin and is useful in a carrier to remedy rashes, poison ivy, cracked skin, and sunburn. Like all essential oils, tea tree should be diluted with a carrier oil. It is effective in lower dilution and if used incorrectly can dry and damage the skin.
Chemistry: terpinene-4-ol (42.90%), g-terpinene (19.96%), a-terpinene (10.05%)
Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Cultivation: South Africa, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves
Chemical Family: Monoterpenols, Monoterpenes
Aroma: turpentine -like, medicinal
Properties: anti-fungal, skin healing, skin rashes, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, airborne deodorizer
Steam Distilled: April 2021
Shelf Life: 3 years (approx.)
Diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser. For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion or carrier oil and gently massage in skin as needed. Consider pairing with peppermint for a cooling effect.
Tea tree is not safe to use near small pets. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.