PURELIFE's Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is from Australia is a Therapeutic Quality 100% Pure Essential Oil extracted from the leaves and small stems through steam distillation.
The tea tree plant is an evergreen that grows in the swamps of New South Wales, Australia. It has cypress-like needles, a papery bark, and white, yellow, or purple flowers. New Zealand and India also produce Tea Tree Essential Oil.
It takes 1000 pounds of leaves and twigs to produce 18 pounds of essential oil. Tea Tree Essential Oil has a distinct fresh, earthy scent that blends well with lavender, clary sage, pine, marjoram, rosemary and other spicy aromas.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is antibacterial, an analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, neurotonic, and immunostimulant.
Tea Tree Essential Oil has long been used on boils, abscesses, acne, ringworm, athelete’s foot, minor wounds, vaginal infections, and staph infections. It is believed to have the ability to kill pathogenic organisms without harming the natural balance of the skin. Do NOT use it on burns. Tea Tree Essential Oil is effective at treating skin lesions of cancer patients and ulcers. Blending Tea Tree Essential Oil and High Alpine Lavender Oil is great for a number of skin problems.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is also used in the treatment of respiratory issues. It has antibiotic and antiviral properties that help the body, fight colds and flu, bronchitis, sinus infections, sore throat, cough, and ear ache. For respiratory issues try blending Tree Essential Oil with eucalyptus, thyme, and/or lemon and diffusing the blend.
Tea Tree Essential Oil can also be used to help combat adrenal fatigue, neurasthenia, depression, and help speed the recovery in people who have suffered from a long term illness.
Australian aborigines used the plant leaves to make tea, which is how Tea Tree Essential Oil got its name. They also would use it to treat infections and skin disorders.
During World War II, the Australian Medical Corps distributed Tea Tree Essential Oil to soldiers to stave off skin infections and repel insects.
Do not use Tea Tree Essential Oil on burns.
General Safety Considerations:
- Do not ingest essential oils.
- Do not apply to sensitive areas such as the eyes or mucous membranes.
- Dilute before applying to the skin.
- The information on this site is should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Essential oils are not an appropriate treatment of illnesses.
- Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing or for use on children before using essential oils.
- The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA