Organic Tea Tree

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Melaleuca alternifolia

Certified Organic, Leaf, South Africa

Pharmaceutical Grade (40% terpinene-4-ol)

Tea Tree oil is a must-have. Widely used to treat all three infectious organisms: bacterial, viral and fungal.

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Therapeutic Benefits

The fresh and antiseptic scent of Tea Tree oil gives rise to a wealth of therapeutic benefits. It is known as one of the most powerful immune system stimulants in the world of herbology and has won a reputation as a “cure all” because of its use in treating fungal, viral and bacterial infections. Its germicidal action is not as strong as that of more aggressive oils like oregano; however, its great advantage is that it is mild and not a skin irritant, so it can be applied for long periods of time.

Tea tree has been revered for its usefulness by the aboriginal people of Australia for many hundreds of years; however, they use the leaves directly, not the distilled essential oil.

Tea Tree is also known for its remarkable skin-healing properties and is often suggested to help treat everything from acne, bug bites and sunburn to athlete's foot and dandruff. Its antiseptic and analgesic properties make it perfect for cleaning wounds and treating all manner of infections, while offering soothing pain relief. Tea Tree Essential Oil is easily added to most skin care products; simply add the oil to aloe vera gel, lotion or a carrier oil. It is also a useful addition to dental hygiene products.


How to Use
  • Blisters, burns, chickenpox, insect bites, skin rashes, sunburn, warts, wounds, dandruff, oily skin, lice: Topical Application
  • Acne: Topical Application, Facial Massage.
  • Asthma, colds, respiratory problems, ear and nose infections: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation (except in cases of asthma).
  • Immune system deficiencies, herpes, abscesses, tooth and gum infections, cold sores, thrush, fever, flu, fungal infections, infectious illnesses, viral infections: Diffusion, Direct Inhalation, Topical Inhalation, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
  • Vaginal infections, candida, cystitis: Sitz Bath, Hip Bath, Aromatic Bath.

Safety Precautions

Non-toxic, non-irritant; possible sensitization reactions in some individuals. Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally. Always be careful when using essential oils with children. Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using. Also, use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer or other serious health problems.

Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally. Always be careful when using essential oils with children. Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using. Also use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer or other serious health problems.


Origin

Tea Tree Essential Oil is native to Australia, where generations of aboriginal people have used it for healing. The name “tea tree” refers to the practice of drinking an infusion, or “tea,” of the leaves as a healing herbal drink. This is said to have been first observed by the sailors on Captain Cook’s ship in the eighteenth century. Tea Tree is also used as an amazing household cleaner.

In World War II, cutters and producers of Tea Tree Essential Oil were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. Tea Tree Essential Oil was issued to each soldier and sailor to be used to treat any tropical infections, wounds and other injuries.

A small shrub-like tree with needle-like leaves, it has heads of yellow or purplish flowers. Other trees related to the tea tree are clove, eucalyptus, myrtle and niaouli. Tea Tree is considered and classified as an evergreen. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs.

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