Tea Tree

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Botanical Name:
Melaleuca alternifolia
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Scent Characteristics:
Tea Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes.
Safety Information:
Tea Tree Essential Oil may cause dermal sensitization in some people. Do not take internally.

The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It is also domestically referred to as Ti-tree. It can grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) in height and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its' previous harvest.

Tea Tree Essential Oil widely known for its healing properties for the skin. Tea tree oil is used for anything from bug bites to sunburns. Tea Tree is also known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses). Through inhalation, Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. Used topically, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, boils, head lice, dandruff and fungal infections.

In an aromatherapy diffuser, tea tree oil helps with colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and any other respiratory ailment and is also of use to help the mind cope after shock.