Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Certified USDA Organic
- 15mL / .5 ounce
- Purifying; Cleansing
Ancient Apothecary Tea Tree Essential Oil
For topical, aromatherapy or dietary purposes.
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, is a cleansing oil.
Tea tree oil is truly nothing short of amazing! In fact, it is an oil that is recognized and appreciated worldwide.
The name “tea tree,” however, may be misleading, since tea tree oil is not extracted from the plant commonly associated with the beverage known as tea. In fact, it’s not even remotely related to tea oil, which is extracted from the seed of the tea plant.
More accurately, tea tree oil is extracted via steam distillation of twigs and leaves of the tea tree, which goes by the botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia. Often known simply as Melaleuca, tea tree oil is native to Australia—in Southeast Queensland and New South Wales mostly—which explains why it is such a common, popular essential oil there. And while it’s a favorite in Australia, it’s also become a revered and trusted essential oil worldwide.
Tea tree oil is made up of some powerful constituents, including alpha pinene, beta pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha phellandrene, alpha terpinene, limonene, cineole, gamma terpinene, para cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpineol and alpha terpineol.
That’s a bunch of scientific names, but the bottom line is that tea tree oil is an outstanding oil.
Truth be told, tea tree oil has such a strong reputation for its benefits that it’s commonly known as a “go to” among some people, including many Australians who keep this essential oil readily available in their household cabinets.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Consult your physician before use, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or if you have a medical condition. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
Tea tree oil uses:
- Apply a drop to skin where needed.
- Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to keep nails looking healthy.
- Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to cleanse.
- Apply to the bottoms of feet and inside shoes to freshen them.
- Diffuse tea tree oil and cedarwood for a cleansing outdoorsy scent.
Tea tree oil is a great blending oil. It blends well with lavender, lemon, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, myrrh, nutmeg, rosewood, rosemary and thyme essential oils.
Results May Vary**