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Tea Tree Essential Oil

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The earth is rich with natural healing power and there may be no better example of this than Tea Tree essential oil. Tea tree oil purifies as it heals and is a must for any home medicine cabinet or first-aid kit. 

Organic tea tree oil can be used dozens of ways from managing acne to soothing itchy insect bites to treating nail fungus. There's little that this beloved aromatherapy oil can't do.

First named and described in 1770 by Captain Cook, Tea Tree was originally brewed as a tea and had long been used for medicinal purposes by indigenous tribes. The evergreen tree is native to Australia in wet lowland locations and grows about 10 to 25 feet. The Australian tea tree has papery white bark, dark-green needle-like leaves and colorful flowers.

Tea Tree belongs to a family of about 200 species of evergreen trees. The leaves are steam distilled to extract the clear pure essential oil.

**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**

Details

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Origin: Australia

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Middle - Top

Family: Myrtaceae

Synonym: Melaleuca

Blends Well With: Peppermint, and other mints; Lemon, and other citrus

Aroma: Medicinal, clean, fresh, and camphorous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Reports
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Tea Tree batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Possible mild skin sensitizer.


OK For Kids: 2+


Kids Max Dilution: 1%


Adult Max Dilution: 15%


Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our tea tree essential oil is 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil like a Coconut oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically, especially if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your tea tree oil using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

FIRST AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of healing. (1.7% dilution)

BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 2 drops of Peppermint, 3 drops Lavender and 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving bug bites. (1.7% dilution)

SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 2 drops of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Cedarwood (Atlas). Massage well into the scalp to help relieve and itchy scalp and reduce dandruff; rinse well before using conditioner.

INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Tea Tree, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

TOENAIL CREAM: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 15 drops of Tea Tree, 6 drops of Niaouli, 4 drops of Clove and 2 ounces of lotion. Mix and apply on the affected area 2-3 times daily or as needed to help reduce inflammation and bacteria. (2.1% dilution)

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