Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Distillation Method: Steam
Cultivation: Certified Organic
100% pure Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from Certified Organically grown Australian Tea Tree leaves. For the greatest efficacy in therapeutic applications it is important that Tea Tree oil in particular be fresh and have a significant percentage of terpinene-4-ol – the Australian standard is a minimum of 30%.
About the plant
Native to Australia, the common name 'tea tree' used for some species of Leptospermum is derived from the practice of early Australian settlers soaking the leaves in boiling water to make an herbal tea rich in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). The Tea Tree typically reaches only 7-10 feet tall and has constantly exfoliating bark and fragrant evergreen leaves.
About the oil
Tea tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves of what appears as a tall grass.
This Tea Tree essential oil has a fresh, pungent and herbaceous top note, a slightly spiced medicinal and camphoraceous middle note and a balsamic, earthy undertones.
The Aborigines in northeastern New South Wales have used Tea Tree oil as a healing herb for many generations. A poultice of the leaves is commonly used to help with skin infections, cuts and wounds due to it's antibacterial and antifungal properties.
2.5% - general massage work, stronger skin care (15 drops per ounce of carrier oil)
gamma terpinene 21.77%
alpha terpinene 10.75%
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