Tea tree essential oil is derived from a plant with a long and fascinating history. Did you know Tea Tree is also known as Melaleuca? Some people prefer to call it Melaleuca because it is closer to its botanical name. Tea Tree oil has been used as a medicine by the aboriginal people of Australia for thousands of years. Native healers sometimes stuffed a sick person’s pillow with these leaves as it was believed to help provide a restful night’s sleep due to its decongestant properties.
Tea tree oil's main components, terpinen-4-ol and 1,8 cineole are what gives tea tree its strong antimicrobial properties to help fight against infections. It is a must have in your natural medicine cabinet. It is a great oil for supporting oral health, help clear acne breakouts and supporting immune function. It is cleansing for the mouth and used to heal inflamed gums. Try using a drop in toothpaste or mouthwash for improved gum health.
Tea Tree is mainly used for its medicinal properties, but it is also used in subtle aromatherapy. It is emotionally and spiritually uplifting. It helps increase confidence and strength, and fight feelings of negativity and victimization.
Steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia organically grown in South Africa.
Properties and Suggested Uses
Always dilute in a carrier oil before applying on skin.
Non-toxic. It can cause skin irritation if oil is oxidized and in people with sensitive skin.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
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