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Oil Profile - Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia  
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Countries of Production - New South Wales, Australia
Processed - Steam distilled
Part Used - Leaves and branches 
Color - Clear to pale-yellow to yellow green.
Smell - acrid, spicy, medicinal
Perfumery Note - Not used in perfumery

Traditional Therapeutic actions:   Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, expectorant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, cicatrizant, immuno-stimulant.
Inhalation:  may be helpful for any upper respiratory affliction caused by viruses,
External as blended in oil or other carrier: skin irritations and infections, insect bites, oral mucosa inflammations
Industry & Household uses:  Tea tree is used in household cleaning products, mouthwashes, shampoos.

Every Household should have this oil in their first aid kit.

BLENDS with: Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cajuput, Cedarwood atlas, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lavandin, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver.

Safe when properly diluted and used at 1% or less when used in massage.

Tea Tree should not be used neatly (undiluted).   In the past, this popular essential oil was applied neat (undiluted) and as a result many dermatological sensitizations have been reported.    Ideally, Tea Tree should always be fresh if used for skin and diluted to 1% or less. 

*Any essential oil - ingested in large amounts can be fatal.*
*Keep out of reach of children.*

For Anti-septic action in laundry, add 1/2 teaspoon of oil to each wash load.

ROOM Disinfectant
Tea Tree - 65 drops
Thyme - 50 drops
Eucalyptus - 35 drops

Emulsifier - 2 teaspoons (10ml)
Distilled Water - 4 ounces.

Mix above essential oils and emulsifier in a spray bottle.  Then add Distilled water.   Shake well and Spray around the room to freshen the air.   Shake well before each use.   Because there is no preservative, this spray is best kept in the refrigerator and used within 2-3 weeks.   If you desire to keep longer use our Room Spray Base.
- Massage Oil
Grapefruit - 5 drops
Rose - 5 drops
Tea Tree - 3 drops
Spearmint - 2 drops
Carrier oil of your choice - 15 ml.

Mix together and massage into sore muscle.   This is a 5% dilution of essential oils with the percentage of Tea Tree at 1%.  If this blend is to be used on children you must dilute the essential oils further.  Double the carrier oil but not the essential oils to be made safer for use on children under 12 years of age.


The information provided on this Website is for informational and educational purposes only.
You should not use this information to replace medical advice given by a licensed medical practitioner. Anyone considering alternative therapies should remember to consult with their licensed medical professional before using any alternative or complementary method.  We do not give nor is any opinion on our web site medical advice, they are merely suggested uses.

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