Tea Tree oil comes from the melaleuca alternifolia plant, which is native to Australia. Melaleuca belongs to the Myrtaceae family and has approximately 250 species. The plants are shrubs or trees with green leaves that are highly fragrant when rubbed. Steam distillation is used to extract tea tree essential oil from the leaves.
Tea Tree oil has been referenced in various studies for its health benefits and has been used in Australia for more than 100 years. It contains more than 92 different compounds, which makes it a versatile oil with many uses.
The powerful purifying properties of Tea Tree oil make it an excellent addition to homemade cleaning agents, as well as hair and skin products. Diffusing Tea Tree oil helps to purify the air in your home, whilst topical application gently cleanses and purifies the hair and skin. Topical use is also linked to a number of health benefits.
Use three to four drops in a diffuser to purify the air in your home.
Tea Tree essential oil can be applied neat or mixed with a carrier oil.
Tea Tree essential oil is safe for neat application without the need for a carrier oil.
Blends well with
Cleanses cuts and wounds
With antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, Tea Tree essential oil is ideal for soothing and cleansing wounds when applied topically to the affected area. Furthermore, it helps to prevent infection due to its antibacterial properties.
Supports the immune system
Tea Tree has antibacterial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that help it to support a healthy immune system. Apply to the abdomen to give your immune system a boost.
Helps with athlete’s foot and candida
The antifungal properties of Tea Tree oil can also assist in the body’s defence against athlete’s foot and candida. Dilute and apply to the affected area.
Soothes a sore throat
Tea Tree oil’s soothing properties can also help a sore throat. Add a drop to warm water, gargle, spit and rinse the mouth with water.
Cleanses and purifies the hair
Tea Tree oil is frequently used in hair care because it offers a natural, gentle alternative to harsh chemicals, and has powerful cleansing and purifying properties. Apply to the hair directly, or add a few drops to your shampoo. This also helps to fight lice, dandruff, and scabies.
Cleanses the skin
Tea Tree’s powerful cleansing properties are also beneficial for cleansing the skin and helping to treat mild acne. Apply on or around the affected area.
Supports the respiratory system
Tea Tree oil also helps to support a healthy respiratory system. Diffuse or rub over the throat.
Soothes rashes and hives
Tea Tree oil can soothe rashes and hives by cleansing the affected area and helping to protect against inflammation and infection. Apply to the affected area or the bottom of the feet.
Restores emotional balance
Use aromatically and topically to go from feeling unsure to feeling collected.