Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea Tree essential oil-
Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: Leaves and flowers
Countries of Origin: Australia.
Color: Pale yellow, pale green to clear.
Aroma: Spicy, herbaceous. Can smell terpenes and terpenols.
Note of interest: The indiginous people of Australia used Tea Tree to treat wounds. In WWII it was included in first aid kits. (Sellar)
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Third eye, throat, heart. TCM-Tonifies the Qi and strengthens the Shen. Mojay-strengthens the defensive Qi.
Blends well with: Spice oils such as cinnamon, clove, ginger, rosemary, thyme. Also blends well with citrus oils such as lemon, orange, mandarin. Others, such as eucalyptus naiouli, rosalina.
Modes of application: Bath, topical-massage (diluted), salve, inhalation, diffuser. Tea Tree can be added to shampoos, conditioners, lotions etc-please seek professional aromatherapise assistance.
Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritant. Can be sensitizing. Store away from heat and light as may cause rapid oxidation. Remove from use after 12 months. Does not have GRAS status.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.