Tea tree essential oil is one of the best known oils. It has a green, woody aroma with a slight medicinal note. It is a very versatile oil, a staple in the family medicine cabinet.
Tea tree essential oil is extracted from a small tree or shrub native to Australia and well known for its anti-infective properties. The leaves of the shrub are similar to those of a cypress tree with purplish-yellow flowers. The tree occurs mainly in Australia, but can also be found in similar quality in South Africa.
The tree was used by Australian aborigines to treat infections. The odor is camphoraceous, pungent and fresh and the main constituent is Terpinen-4-ol.
By steam distillation
Flowers and leaves
Diffuse several drops in your VOS diffuser to deodorize rooms.
Inhale several drops on a handkerchief after cleansing the nostrils with seawater.
Acne: Tea tree is known for its antimicrobial properties, combined with anti-inflammatory properties it can improve the appearance of skin suffering from acne.
Breathing: In a 50 ml container, add 10 drops of tea tree + 10 drops of palmarosa + 15 drops of eucalyptus + 10 drops of lavender, mix with almond vegetable oil and apply on the solar flex to notice a decongestion.
Maximum Dilution for topical use: 2% for facial use – 4% for body use.
Test on small areas of the skin. It can be applied neat occasionally after making sure there are no reactions, it is recommended to dilute it to 10%. It is prohibited during the first trimester of pregnancy and during lactation.