ORGANIC TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

Use for Skin Care, Wound Care, Fungal Infections,
Respiratory Support, Deodorizing,
Repelling insects, Boosting Immunity


Skin Care

Commonly used for acne, scarring, and to soothe dry flaking skin as well as bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal infections affecting skin. Also great for keeping cuticles clean and healthy. Apply roll-on directly to the area of concern or around cuticles.

Wound Care

Its antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make tea tree an excellent wound healer. Tea tree oil can be used to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions by killing S. aureus and other bacteria that can cause infections in open wounds. Apply directly to wounds, boils, sores, and cuts to protect them from infection. 

Immune Boosting

Research shows that Tea Tree oil can help to improve immune response and reduce the inflammatory process. 

Fungicide

Tea Tree oil kills fungus and inhibits fungal growth to help cure diseases like dermatitis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, nail fungus and insect bites. Apply oil on the affected area.

Respiratory Support

Helps relieve symptoms of respiratory infections such as colds, coughs and bronchitis.

Deodorant

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that destroy the bacteria on your skin that causes body odor. Roll-on can be applied directly to underarms to deodorize and refresh. 

Insect Repellant

Tea tree oil is an efficient insect and pest deterrent and can be used to keep insects away. 


BOTANICAL NAME Melaleuca alternifolia

PARTS USED Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
COLOR Clear to pale yellow
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle
AROMA Camphoraceous aroma

The History of Tea Tree


The legend of the oil produced from the Melaleuca alternofolia, has been passed down for thousands of years by the native indigenous Bundjalung aborigines of Australia. In early 1770 Captain James Cook of the British ship H.M.S. Endeavor, and his botanist, Joseph Banks came ashore at what he named, “Botany Bay”, Australia. There, he encountered an Aboriginal tribe known as the Gweagal. The legend told is that local natives introduced Cook to the healing powers of trees with thick sticky and aromatic leaves and showed him how they used the leaves to treat cuts and wounds. It is also said that Cook and his crew brewed the leaves to make a tea to prevent scurvy, thus the name, “Tea Tree.”

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

Baldissera, Matheus D. et al. “Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil prevents alterations to purinergic enzymes and ameliorates the innate immune response in silver catfish infected with Aeromonas hydrophila.” Microbial Pathogenesis vol. 109 (2017): 61-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2017.05.026

Budhiraja, S. S. et al. “Biological activity of Melaleuca alternifola (Tea Tree) oil component, terpinen-4-ol, in human myelocytic cell line HL-60.” Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics vol. 22, 7 (1999): 447-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0161-4754(99)70033-3

Hammer, K. A. et al. “In vitro activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil against dermatophytes and other filamentous fungi.” Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy vol. 50, 2 (2002): 195-9, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkf112

Horváth, Györgyi and Ács, Kamilla . “Essential oils in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases highlighting their role in bacterial infections and their anti-inflammatory action: a review.” Flavour and fragrance journal vol. 30, 5 (2015): 331-41. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fffj.3252

Labib, Rola M. et al. “Appraisal on the wound healing potential of Melaleuca alternifolia and Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oil-loaded chitosan topical preparations.” PloS one vol. 14, 9 (2019):e0219561. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0219561

Liao, Min et al. “Insecticidal Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil and RNA-Seq Analysis of Sitophilus zeamais Transcriptome in Response to Oil Fumigation.” PloS one vol. 11, 12 (2016):e0167748. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0167748

Malhi, Harsimran Kaur et al. “Tea tree oil gel for mild to moderate acne; a 12 week uncontrolled, open-label phase II pilot study.” The Australasian journal of dermatology vol. 58, 3 (2017): 205-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajd.12465

Mayo Clinic Staff. “Tea tree oil.” Mayo Clinic (2020): 20364246. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-tea-tree-oil/art-20364246

Pazyar, Nader et al. “A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology.” International journal of dermatology vol. 52, 7 (2013): 784-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05654.x

Pisseri, F. et al. “Antifungal activity of tea tree oil from Melaleuca alternifolia against Trichophyton equinum: An in vivo assay.” Phytomedicine vol. 16, 11 (2009): 1056-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2009.03.013

Rogawansamy, Senthaamarai et al. “An evaluation of antifungal agents for the treatment of fungal contamination in indoor air environments.” International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 12, 6 (2015):6319-32. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fijerph120606319

Satchell, Andrew C. et al. “Treatment of dandruff with 5% tea tree oil shampoo.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology vol. 47, 6 (2002): 852-5. https://doi.org/10.1067/mjd.2002.122734