Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the most well known and useful of essential oils, with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia, M. linariifolia, M. uncintata
Aroma: Sharp, spicy, camphoraceous
Perfume Note: Top
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source:Leaves and stems
Main Chemical Components: Terpinene-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, alpha-terpinene, 1,8-cineole Blends Well With: Lavandin, lavender, clary sage, rosemary, cananga, geranium, marjoram, clove, nutmeg essential oils.
Description and Uses: Tea Tree essential oil is one of those oils that every household should have on hand, because it's so effective, gentle, and has such a wide variety of uses. Tea Tree essential oil is a powerful antiseptic, antifungal and anti-viral. It's a great oil for acne, cold sores, warts, and burns. When vaporized, Tea Tree is excellent for killing germs. It is also a useful cleansing agent for the skin and helps combat foot odor and athletes foot.
Cautions: May cause irritation to sensitive skin.
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Recipes Using Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Healthy Mouth Blend:
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
5 drops Spearmint essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
5 drops Clove essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree or Manuka essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
Blend these together, and add to 8 oz of water. We recommend adding a few drops of carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) to the water to help disperse the essential oils. If you use just water you’ll need to shake well each time before using. After brushing, add a few drops to your toothbrush and gently brush teeth and gums. Rinse and spit–do NOT swallow! Or, use as a mouth rinse after brushing. You can adjust the strength to your taste by making the essential oil concentration stronger or more diluted.
DIY Hand Sanitizer:
3 ounces jojoba oil or aloe vera gel
4 drops ravensara essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine all in a small bottle.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.