- botanical name: melaleuca alternifolia
- country of origin: australia
- extraction method: steam distilled
- plant part: leaves
- strength of aroma: medium
- aromatic scent: green wood, medicinal scent
- blends well with: bergamot, cypress, eucalyptus, grapefruit pink, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, pine, rose absolute, rosemary, and spruce
- kidsafe®: yes
- cautions: none known
- size: 10 mL (1/3 oz.)
organic tea tree is one of the world’s best known and beloved essential oils. native to australia, it is commonly applied around the world for a multitude of uses. it is known to have remarkable effects on irritated skin by helping to ease redness and restore smoothness.
other popular uses include helping to combat skin blemishes and soothing skin that has been overexposed in the sun. its refreshing green, medicinal, woody aroma makes it a wonderful addition to natural home-cleaning sprays, especially in steamy, musty areas like the bathroom. when diffused, it helps support a healthy immune system and can eliminate unpleasant odors.
directions: diffuse organic tea tree alone or with a floral essential oil like jasmine absolute or lavender to refresh a stale or musty room. for an all-natural surface cleaner, dilute organic tea tree to 2% with vinegar. create a skin-soothing salve by blending 9 drops of organic tea tree, organic lavender, and 9 drops of organic lemon with 2 tbsp of your favorite plant therapy carrier oil and apply to the areas of concern.
disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.