ORGANIC TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Use for Skin Care – Wound Care – Fungicide – Respiratory Support – Deodorant – Insect Repellant – Immune boosting
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.
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.
Research shows that Tea Tree oil can help to improve immune response and reduce the inflammatory process.
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.
Helps relieve symptoms of respiratory infections such as colds, coughs and bronchitis.
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.
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.
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