Description: Although the Tea Tree plant is indigenous to Australia, it is grown in many parts of the world including China. The Chinese tea tree plant is a small shrub with needle-like leaves similar to that of the Australian variety.
Common Uses: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, major anti-infectious (staph and strap), bactericidal, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and insecticide. Beneficial for respiratory, ear, nose and throat infection, infectious disease such as chickenpox, healing wounds, fungal infections (athlete”s foot, candida, jock itch) and gum disease. Also rash, sunburn, digestion, diarrhea, vaginal thrush, immuno-stimulant, abscess, acne, cold sores, herpes, burns, shock, hysteria, warts, lice, tuberculosis, sinusitis, whooping cough, colds, flu, sinusitis, tissue regenerator, stimulates lymphatic circulation. It contains the compound Terpinen-4-ol which is thought to be the responsible for fighting all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses).
Blends well with: Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.
Aromatic Scent: Tee Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, camphoraceous odor.
History: Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how tea tree oil got its name. It was first used by the aboriginals in Australia to treat cuts, burns and any type of infection. It has since become a very popular oil and is used world wide.
Cautions: Tea Tree Essential Oil may cause dermal sensitization in some people.