- Antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal
- Important oil for use in infections
- Can be used to boost immune system
- Use in hand washes and skincare
Tea Tree is highly anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. It is beyond measure as a skin cleanser.
Tea Tree is a small tree that grows up to 7 meters in height.
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Family: Myrtaceae.
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the bush.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-infectious, Immune tonic, Antiviral, Analgesic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chinese Element: Metal (& Fire).
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Try adding 25 drops to a bottle of shower gel for a really cleansing experience.
For problem skin, blend 2 drops of Tea Tree in 5ml (a teaspoon) of Jojoba oil - apply twice daily.
Try a weekly steam facial using 1 drop of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Mandarin in a bowl of just-boiled water. Tea Tree may irritate some sensitive skins and, although a very small amount may be dabbed neat on spots, insect bites and cold sores, most people would not recommend this for sensitive skin types.
To help keep feet fresh and healthy, try using 2 drops of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Lemon in a foot bath.
Essential oils are not recommended for internal use.
To maintain healthy hair for children and adults alike, dilute 5 drops of Tea Tree, 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender in 20ml of Coconut oil. Massage into the scalp and leave for as long as possible before washing out thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
Avoid use in the first three months of pregnancy.