Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Part of Plant: Leaf
Country of Origin: Australia
Method of Production: Steam distillation
Melaleuca alternifolia, commonly known as Tea Tree, is a shrub or small tree that is a member of the Myrtaceae botanical family. Native to swampy areas of Australia, its leaves have been historically used by the Aboriginal people for various medicinal purposes.
Tea Tree essential oil has a medicinal aroma with camphoraceous and cineolic notes that blends well with other Australian and herbaceous oils such as Manuka, Oregano, or Thyme. It is popular in spring and fall blends with oils like Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Blue Tansy. Try diffusing with Lemon, Lime, Douglas Fir, and Black Spruce for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air. It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically. It is also popular in diffuser blends with oils like Orange, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Cinnamon during the fall and winter seasons.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
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