Tea Tree Essential Oil
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Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Family Myrtaceae
Historical and Traditional Uses
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.
Research shows Tea tree 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.
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; oily skin, acne, cold sores, athlete’s foot, fungal nail and skin infections, warts, 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.
Aroma: A woody, medicinal, antiseptic aroma.
Origin: Far North Queensland
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled