Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil
Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous scent. Antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and thus has an affinity with the immune system. Treats oily skin/acne, colds, flu, cuts, itching, insect bites.
Tea Tree or Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) is grown in its native region of Australia, where the Aboriginal people have been using them since long ago.
Properties of Tea Tree Essential Oil
- treats acne
- household cleaner
- improves texture of the skin
How to use it:
Mix water with 5 drops of essential oil in an oil burner to diffuse and inhale the scent. Do not directly apply on the skin. Please mix with a carrier oil (e.g. Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil) before applying. Mix 10ml of carrier oil with a maximum 5 drops of essential oil.
Essential Oils are generally not recommended for use with children under six years of age, use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years and older.
Pregnant women or mothers who breastfeed should take precaution when using essential oils as well. Most essential oils are not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy. There are also some essential oils that pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid.
Always do a patch test for skin allergies or irritation.
Pattnaik S., Subramanyam V.R., Kole C. (1996). Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8893526
Aroma Tools, Modern Essentials Handbook, 11th Edition