Tea tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea Tree Essential Oil has a wide range of uses based on its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It also seems to stimulate the immune system. It is useful in the vaporiser for respiratory infections and is also beneficial in skin preparations, especially combined with lavender. Tea tree can help with hair conditions such as dandruff and may be useful for insect bites.
Tea tree is a small tree with needle-like leaves. It has a long history of use by the aboriginal people, and was recognised by the medical profession in the early part of the 20th century.
|Common name||Tea tree|
|Botanical name||Melaleuca alternifolia|
|Method of Extraction||Steam distilled|
|Plant Part||leaves & branches|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Blends well with||chamomile, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary|