Tea Tree Essential Oil (Organic Australia) - Native Essentials
Tea Tree essential oil is a great anti-septic and disinfectant plant extract. Useful to clear spots and blemishes and some fungal infections. Tea Tree supports fantastically the natural healing in minor cuts, scrapes, rashes, sunburn, post-depilatory and shaving irritations, and bites; it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is well renowned for its anti-fungal qualities, and it is particularly indicated for those who need to keep healthy feet (athletes, swimming pool users...). Tea tree is a must have in every first aid kit but needs to be used in low dosage and always diluted with children. It is safer not to use Tea Tree oil during pregnancy unless under the supervision of a professional Aromatherapist.
Botanical Name: Malaleuca alternifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from of the leaves and twigs
Color: Pale yellow to clear
Aroma: Fresh, spicy-camphoraceous
Yield: 1.4% - 1.8%
Blends well with: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang.
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, immune stimulant, insecticide, vulnerary..
HOW TO USE
Burn or diffuse 2-3 drops burnt or diffused to purify the air.
Skin disinfectant - adults - 2-3 drops to a teaspoon (5 ml) of carrier oil or diluted in water to fight feet infections and fungus
0 - 4 years old - use not recommended
4 - 10 years old - 1-2 drops to a teaspoon (5 ml) of carrier oil or diluted in water to fight feet infections and fungus
To disinfect skin rashes and irritations dilute 2-4 drops of tea tree oil every teaspoon (5 ml) of carrier or light body lotion. Try adding also Lavender (1-2 drops).
Can be skin irritant so it is highly advisable to skin patch test. Avoid during pregnancy and while breastfeeding unless under the supervision of a professional Aromatherapist. Use in low dilutions with children between 4 and 10 years old.