Tea Tree Organic Pure Essential Oil (10ml) - Melaleuca Alternifolia
Clean and medicinal, tea tree has a sharp, fresh, strong, spicy and pungent aroma that is slightly reminiscent of eucalyptus.
It has a long list of antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties making it an essential in any natural first aid kit.
Although it is generally used for its physical effects on the body, it can still be beneficial when dealing with shock, hysteria or nervous exhaustion.
Physically it is extremely effective in cleaning infected wounds and aiding the immune system at fighting infection. Tea tree is also known to be valuable against colds, the flu, catarrh, sinusitis and cystitis. Very cleansing to the skin, it can be an effective treatment for cold sores, chicken pox, general spots, blemishes, dandruff and sores.
Within other uses, tea tree can be diffused to cleanse the air and prevent the spread of infection - this can be particularly useful at work or within the home during cold and flu season.
Origin & History
Tea Tree is native to Australia and is currently cultivated on plantations. It has been long used by Australian aborigines for medicinal purposes, particularly for treating wounds. It was introduced to Europe around 1927 and its medicinal and antiseptic properties and uses were very quickly recognized and utilized. To this day, it is frequently used within surgical and dental procedures and is still the subject of many international research studies for its effects against infection and viruses. It is also added to beauty products including hair care, skin products, deodorants, soaps and also cleaning products such as air fresheners and disinfectants.
Tea tree can overpower a blend, so make sure it is use sparingly. You could try mixing with with cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange and rosemary.
How to Store Your Oils: Essential oils can be quite delicate substances and factors such as strong light, heat, air and moisture can affect them. They are best kept in a cool, dark and dry place ideally in a box and in a cupboard. We wouldn't recommend transferring your essential oils into plastic bottles as the plastic can interact with the chemical makeup of your essential oils and may cause the plastic to deteriorate. Keeping them in their dark, amber bottle with the lid will prolong their life. Oils that are stored in the correct condition should last for years (citrus oils have a slightly shorter life).
Size: 10ml, presented in an amber glass bottle.
Extra Information: Not Tested on Animals, Manufactured in the UK. (For more information on Natural by Nature Oils, please see below).
Safety Precautions: Generally consider to be a safe oil, however may cause irritation to sensitive skin. If unsure, do a patch test first on the inside of your arm and wait for ten minutes for any reaction before using further. Use with caution during pregnancy.
Do not use undiluted on the skin. Do not take internally without medical supervision. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Seek advice during pregnancy.
Please note that the information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Medicinal, anti-bacterial, stimulating, fresh, medicinal, powerful, turpen
Tea Tree Essential Oil has a strong, sharp, fresh, clean and medicinal aroma; its camphorous, spicy scent is slightly reminiscent of eucalyptus. This potently powerful germicide is a refreshing & revitalizing antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal.
Natural by Nature
- Essential oils & aromatherapy
Natural by Nature Oils was established in 1974 and were one of the first companies to promote aromatherapy in the UK. Since then their reputation and expertise in producing high quality essential oils has grown and they are now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this field. Founder, Franzesca Watson is also an author and broadcaster and founded the International School of Aromatherapy in 1991.
They are against animal testing of any kind on all cosmetic products and their ingredients. They have never tested their products on animals, and do not use any animal derivatives or by-products. All their packaging is 100% recyclable or biodegradable where possible.
Tea Tree Organic Pure Essential Oil (Australia) 10ml
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