Tea Tree Essential Oil

A healing essence used since the Dreamtime by Australian Aboriginals, our Tea Tree Oil deeply invigorates, purifies & cleanses the body and spirit.

The Tea Tree plant has a long history of use as a natural remedy for almost any malady by Aboriginal Australians. Not to be confused with the tea plant (Camellia sinensis), Tea Tree, aka Melaleuca alternifolia, has extraordinary purifying abilities that make it a staple in any essential oil collection.

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One of the most well-known essential oils in skincare, Tea Tree Oil is a versatile and potent oil with a long-recorded history of use - going all the way back to use by Australia’s first inhabitants, the Aboriginal People. Growing along the eastern coastline of Australia, the Tea Tree’s bark and leaves were used by the Bundjalung people of that region, calling the area “Healing Grounds”.

Some of the first European settlers in Australia saw Bundjalung Nation people using the crushed leaves as a poultice for wounds and using the strong aroma and vapours from the leaves to treat coughs and congestion. They quickly realised that Tea Tree was far more effective than the modern medicines they had brought and began to favour it as a natural remedy.

Tea Tree leaves are naturally antifungal and antimicrobial - making the oil an essential in Australian soldier's government-issued gear pack during World War II. The Tea Tree oil was used as a quick antiseptic for minor scrapes, and as a potent purifier, to keep their gear free of fungus & moulds.

Tea Tree oil is also a popular skincare ingredient used for treating acne-prone skin.

icon-attributes Product Attributes

Therapeutic grade

Water-soluble

Pesticides

Vegan

Non-GMO

Cruelty-free

icon-specifications Specifications

● Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
● Family: Myrtaceae
● Aroma: Fresh, Spicy, Camphoraceous
● Plant part: Leaf
● Note classification: Middle to Top
● Extraction: Steam Distillation
● Appearance: Colourless to a pale-yellow clear liquid
● Usage: Aromatherapy and topical applications

icon-safety_info Safety Information

● In general, essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
● Tea tree oil may be toxic if ingested.
● If pregnant, lactating or under any medication, consult your physician before use.
● Never use undiluted essential oils near eyes or mucous membranes.
● If using essential oils directly on the skin, always dilute with an appropriate carrier oil and perform a patch test.
● Store in a dark, cool and dry place,
● Keep out of reach of children.

icon-how_to_use How to Use

Added to a diffuser, Tea Tree Oil can help eliminate and cleanse the air of strong smells and relieve stuffy sinuses with its fresh scent. Diluted in a suitable carrier oil, it is a potent antiseptic and antifungal and can be used to relieve and heal many skin conditions.

icon-complimentary Complementary Oils

Blends well with Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I get some pimples now and then - undiluted Tea Tree Oil is more effective at clearing acne, right?

No - never use undiluted Tea Tree Oil on your skin! To create your own spot treatment with Tea Tree Oil, it should be diluted to at least a 2% concentration with your favourite carrier oil. For acne-prone skin, lightweight oils such as jojoba or squalane are recommended,

I have a dandruff problem, and I heard Tea Tree Oil can help… How do I use it?

Most dandruff is caused by a fungus called malassezia. While it's naturally found on our bodies, it can sometime cause irritation to our scalps, resulting in the visible skin flakes that we know as dandruff. Since Tea Tree Oil can be used as an antifungal, it can definitely be used to relieve dandruff. Tea Tree Oil can be diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut oil (which has its own benefits for the hair and scalp!) and massaged into the scalp for dandruff relief.

My Doctor gave me prescription antibiotics for a wound, but I want to use something more natural. Can I use Tea Tree Oil?

When it comes to prescriptions, you should always follow your Doctor’s instructions. In this case, Tea Tree Oil can be used alongside your Doctor’s prescription to help support your body’s natural healing process but should not replace a prescription treatment.

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