Organic Tea Tree Essential Oi
also known as Organic Tea Tree Oil
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Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) from Australia is Organic Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs.
Description: In the swampy conditions of New South Wales, Australia, thrives the 20 foot evergreen Melaluca alternifolia, also known as the Tea Tree plant. With cypress-like needles for leaves, its bark is papery, and its blooms are creamy white, yellow, or purple.
Today, this oil is produced not only in Australia, but New Zealand and India as well. It requires a thousand pounds of twigs and leaves to be steam distilled into 18 pounds of essential oil. The oil has a fresh, warm camphoraceous odor with a slightly spicy note and blends well with lavender, clary sage, rosemary, pine, marjoram and many spice oils.
Australian aborigines use the leaves and blossoms to make a medicinal tea, hence the plant’s name.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Tea Tree Essential Oil is said to carry a small risk for skin sensitization. However, this is an essential oil that many people apply to the skin undiluted (bad idea!) and there have been frequent reports of skin sensitization arising from this practice. Tea Tree Essential Oil should always be diluted in vegetable oil or jojoba to a maximum concentration of 2.5% before applying it to the skin. Some aromatherapists have cautioned against applying even diluted tea tree oil to burns.Essential Oil Safety Considerations