Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea Tree is an invigorating, stimulating, and warming essential oil, strongly antifungal and bactericidal and therefore excellent for treating many infections. It is very useful for treating skin infections, wounds, and cuts where a small amount can be applied neat. Tea Tree essential oil has a penetrating warm camphorous aroma, quite medicinal.
Kathryn Anne Tea Tree Essential Oil comes in a 10ml glass amber bottle with a black screw top lid that includes a dropper.
Nervous: depression, hysteria, shock, trauma, general fatigue.
Skin: acne, dermatitis, eczema, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, burns (including radiography burns), cold sores, itching, mouth ulcers, gingivitis, ringworm, spots, sweaty feet, wounds, lice, verrucas, warts.
Digestive: flatulence, candida.
Respiratory/Immune: colds, flu, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, whooping cough, TB, viral diseases such as chickenpox and mumps.
Circulatory: varicose veins, heart weakness.
Genito-urinary: thrush, vaginal discharge, candida, cystitis, pruritis, congested ovaries.
Tea Tree is a top note essential oil and blends well with clary sage, marjoram, lavender, niaouli, and rosemary. It is made through steam distillation of the leaves and twigs.
Did you know?
Tea Tree has been used by Aboriginal peoples for millennia for treating cuts, wounds, and skin infections. They crush the leaves and make a poultice for the affected part, covering it with warm mud. Captain Cook revealed it to the rest of the world in the 18th century and it was given to soldiers in the Second World War as part of their first aid kit.