Tea Tree Oil
“Tea Tree” or Melaleuca Essential Oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, home surfaces, and purifying the air.
Tea Tree essential oil has over 90 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Tea Tree have been used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia for centuries. They would apply crushed leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Tea Tree is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy looking complexion. Tea Tree is used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Tea Tree will help freshen the air.
- For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
- Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
- Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
- Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
This oil is Kosher certified.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
- Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Diffuse throughout the home to help purify and freshen the air
- Soothing to irritated skin
Herbaceous, green, leathery
Terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene
Native to Australia, the Tea Tree yields a powerfully cleansing essential oil with a fresh, slightly herbaceous aroma. Melaleuca is used in skin care, hair care, cleaning products, and in chest rubs.
- For occasional skin irritations, apply one to two drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
- Combine one to two drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
- Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.
- Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
What is Tea Tree Oil Good For?
Tea Tree essential oil is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin, encourage healthy nail growth, promote a healthy scalp, and beautify the complexion.
What Does Tea Tree Oil Do for Your Skin?
Tea Tree essential oil has over 92 different constituents, which accounts for its nearly limitless applications. When applied topically, Tea Tree promotes a healthy complexion and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes. This is due to Tea Tree’s high concentration of monoterpene alcohol terpinen-4-ol, which has been researched extensively as a topical solution for several skin concerns.
Combine one to two drops of Tea Tree with your facial cleanser or moisturizer to maintain a healthy complexion. For blemishes or occasional skin irritation, apply a drop of Tea Tree directly to skin.
Tea Tree is highly nourishing to the scalp and hair. When added to shampoo, Tea Tree will help keep hair looking thick, clean, and healthy. It also beautifies nails. Massage a few drops of Tea Tree oil to your fingernails and toenails to keep nails looking healthy.
What Else Is Tea Tree Essential Oil Used For?
You can also use Tea Tree as a surface cleaner and purifier. Add a few drops of Tea Tree to a spray bottle filled with water and use on hard surfaces to deodorize and clean. Also try spraying the inside of stinky shoes or your gym bag.
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Where Does Tea Tree Essential Oil Come From?
Tea Tree essential oil is a relative newcomer to the global aromatherapy world. While some essential oils have been used for thousands of years, Tea Tree was relatively unknown outside its native Australia until the 18th century. However, in its native lands, Tea Tree was used for centuries to support healthy respiration* and to soothe the skin.