Aroma: Strongly medicinal, woody, and deodorizing
Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Leaves
Color: Clear to slightly pale yellow / green
Perfumery Note: Top / Middle
Consistency: Thin, water-like liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Medicinal, purifying
Suggested Use: This is an essential oil classic and appropriately described as "the scent of healing." Tea tree is commonly applied topically for its antifungal potential, especially on the feet. It has also been used for mild skin burns, blemishes, wounds, and infections. Dilute to 2% with topical use, which equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
History: Australian Aborigines have used tea tree and related plants for many generations. It is said that they welcomed the exhausted crew of Captain James Cook (1770) with tea brewed from its leaves - hence the name.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.