Tea Tree Essential Oil
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.