Tea Tree Essential Oil - What are the Health Benefits of Tea Tree?
Tea Tree is literally “First Aid in a Bottle” which is useful for all sorts of infections. With its antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral properties, as well as anti inflammatory effects; Tea tree is one of those oils that can be used undiluted on a small area of the skin to ward off cold sores, acne, blisters, boils, rashes, insect bites ringworm, nail fungus, etc. It can stimulate the immune system, inhibit the growth of viruses, prevent or destroy fungal infections and kill bacteria.
Tea Tree also works well for at home remedies like laundry freshener, pest control, mole treatment, and even toothbrush cleaner.
This, like Lavender, are MUST haves in your essential oil arsenal. The combination of the two work well, in tandem, depending on the ailment.
.17fl. oz/5 ml
Tea Tree Facts
- Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
- Family: Myrtaceae
- Part Used: Leaves
- Extraction Method: Steam distillation
- Main Chemical Components: Terpinene-4-ol, Paracymene, Caryophyllene, Gamma-Terpinene, Alpha-Terpinene
- Blend Factor: 3
How do you use Tea Tree Essential Oil?
- Diffusion: Use a few drops (1 or 2) in your diffuser
- Topical: Tea Tree blends well with any carrier oil and blends well with many other essential oils complementary (See what Tea Tree blends well with below).
What are the Safety Precautions of Tea Tree essential oil?
Tea Tree does not have any contraindications, however, like with any essential oil, it is always best to keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Store in a cool dark place.
What does Tea Tree blend well with?
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, German, Chamomile, Roman, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Thyme Linalol, Thyme Red.
Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele (2014), The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, 112.
Susan Worwood and Valerie Ann Worwood (1995, 2003), Essential Oil Aromatherapy. Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 168.
Jade Shutes and Christina Weaver (2008), Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, 327-328.
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