Our steam-distilled Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has an aroma similar to that of eucalyptus, with hints of pine that helps support clear thinking, uplifts the spirit, and eases feelings of stress. Ideal as a cleansing aid for use in soap, shampoo, in face and body washes.
There are 236 known species of Tea Trees, 230 of them native to Australia. For thousands of years, the Australian Aboriginal people have been using the leaves of the melaleuca tree for medicinal purposes, but the incredible properties of this tree were unknown to the rest of the world until the 1920s, when Dr. A.R. Penfold discovered that the oil was 12 times more potent than carbolic acid, then being used as an antiseptic. It was his discovery that eventually put this oil into every first-aid kit in the Australian armed forces during World War II. Tea Tree Oil is continually being researched, with scientists continuing to discover new and exciting finds about its components.
Should be diluted with a carrier oil prior to use. This oil blends well with all citrus oils, eucalyptus and lavender.
Shelf Life: When stored in a dark, cool environment, Tea Tree Oil will have a shelf life of approximately two years after opening.
Safety Information: Topical and aromatic use only. May cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin. Older, oxidized oil can increase the potential for skin irritation. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to use. Do not ingest orally and keep out of eyes, ears and nose. Excessive use of any oil can lead to sensitization.
Common Name: Tea Tree Oil Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Botanical Family: Myrtaceae Country of Origin: Australia Extraction Method: Steam Distilled – Through the use of a still, steam is used to separate the oil from the plant. Plant Part Used: leaves Note: Top-Middle Chemical Components: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenes, Oxides.
The ingredients list is subject to change, customers should refer to the product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredients list.