Tea Tree Essential Oil
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Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Family Myrtaceae
Historical and Traditional Uses
Reliable research shows it is 10-13 times stronger than carbolic as an antiseptic and is non-toxic and non-irritant. It has an equal effect on bacteria, viruses and fungus, and as an insecticide. It is considered one of the best broad-spectrum antiseptics against fungal, bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. Primarily used in antiseptic washes it is also useful for safely removing tics.
Reputedly used by inhalation to fight viral and bacterial infections such as glandular fever, whooping cough and candida infections, cystitis and thrush by stimulating the immune system.
Commonly utilised to relieve the symptoms of; coughs, colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, catarrh, pneumonia, sore throat and asthma. It was thought to also support the immune systems recovery after a serious illness.
In balms for; warts, oily skin, acne, cold sores, athlete’s foot, fungal nail and skin infections, dandruff, insect bites, cold sores, cuts, grazes and wounds.
It helps lift our spirits and supports us to build confidence, giving us a sense of confidence and empowerment to overcome obstacles and a priority to aid your recovery from a chronic illness.
- Inhalation: Aroma Diffuser, steam inhalation, direct
- Add to skin care, moisturisers and antiseptic creams
- Add to cleaning products such as antiseptic bench sprays and bathroom cleaners to remove mould.
Aroma: A woody, medicinal, antiseptic aroma.
Origin: Far North Queensland
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled
Status: Organic, Pure, Steam Distilled
Tea Tree has a very strong sweet-bitter balance with a spicy herbaceous low note.
Tea Tree only grows on the east coast of Australia and was first distilled by Europeans settlers in the 1920’s. Indigenous Australians have been using it as medicine for thousands of years. They would simply crush the leaf and inhale or brew to make a tea. Reliable research shows it is 10-13 times stronger than carbolic as an antiseptic and is non-toxic and non-irritant. Rare Earth Oils Tea Tree Oil is distilled in Far North Queensland using organic sustainable agricultural practices.
Apart from experiential use by Indigenous Australians the antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties are well documented with numerous clinical studies. It is considered one of the best broad-spectrum antiseptics against fungal, bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. Primarily used in antiseptic washes it is also useful for safely removing tics.
Tea Tree lifts our spirits and supports us to build confidence, giving us a sense of strength and empowerment to overcome obstacles, including recovery from a chronic illness. Grounding in nature it will helps us remain steady in times of challenge.
Aroma: Medicinal Note: Base Chakra: Base
Historical and Traditional Uses
Reputedly used to fight viral and bacterial infections such as glandular fever, whooping cough, candida albicans infections, thrush and cystitis by stimulating the immune system.
Traditional Chinese and Ayuvedic Medicine believed Tea Tree Oil disperses conditions of too much cold or wind and nourish and strengthen our Chi. Commonly utilised to relieve the symptoms of; coughs, colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, catarrh, pneumonia and sore throats. It was thought to support our immune systems recovery after a serious illness.
In balms for; warts, oily skin, acne, cold sores, athlete’s foot, fungal nail infections, dandruff, insect bites, cold sores, cuts, grazes and wounds.
Here’s some important information about tic bites. As we know tic’s can transmit microbes, such as Lyme’s disease. By smothering the tic in tea tree oil before removing it you may decrease your risk of infection. When you pull a live tic out it will probably inject poison into your blood stream in its fight for survival. By “smothering” it with Tea Tree it will die and at the same time disinfect the area. This will kill the tic before removal. When it is dead (about 5 minutes) then pull it out.
Blends with: Medicinal
Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Wintergreen, Camphor, Rosemary, Thyme
Orange, Lemon, Lemon Scented Gum, Mandarin, Lavender
Mode of Administration
Balms, ointments, antibacterial washes, bath
Steam inhalation, oil diffuser, direct, vaporiser
Add a small amount to bench sprays etc to deodorise and disinfect naturally.
Non-toxic, non-irritant however may be sensitising in some people. DO NOT use undiluted on sensitive skin areas.
Only purchase Tea Tree Oil stored in brown glass. Rare Earth Oils always uses amber glass for all our Essential Oils.
Tea Tree Oil must be kept in an amber glass bottle to maintain its integrity and effectiveness. Research shows when stored in clear glass the oil looses its antiseptic properties and dramatically oxidises. Oxidised tea tree oil contains high levels of para-cymene, which is a skin irritant and causes slow healing and extensive chemical burns.