Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Distillation method: Steam
Suggested aromatherapy uses: Cleansing, purifying, uplifting, strengthening
Suggested uses: compress, room spray, hair and skin care, chest rub, steam, after-shave, disinfect/clean laundry aide
Fragrance: Spicy, medicinal, warm; similar to Eucalyptus, but softer
Medicinal information: A potent, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil. Also good against yeast infections such as
thrush and Candida. Anti-inflammatory. It is usually non-irritating - test a small area of skin; if irritation occurs, wash the area
with soap and water, and use the oil diluted. If no irritation occurs, apply directly to insect bites and stings to neutralize and
soothe. Tea tree can be used to treat wounds, rashes, acne, cold sores, athelete?s foot, and infections on any part of the body.
Used as a chest rub, Tea Tree treats chest colds and flu.
Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most scientifically researched oils.