Tea Tree- Malaleuca Alternifolia


Tea tree oil is a volatile essential oil derived from the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia. The Melaleuca genus belongs to the Myrtaceae family and contains approximately 230 plant species, almost all of which are native to Australia.

Tea tree oil (or TTO) is an ingredient in many topic formulations that are used to treat infections, and it’s marketed as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent in Australia, Europe and North America. You can also find tea tree in a variety of household and cosmetic products, like cleaning products, laundry detergent, shampoos, massage oils, and skin and nail creams. So what is tea tree oil good for? Well, it’s one of the most popular essential oils because it works as a powerful disinfectant and is gentle enough to apply topically in order to fight skin infections and irritations. (2)

Tea tree’s primary active ingredients include terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. It is these compounds that give tea tree its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. There are actually over 100 different chemical components of tea tree oil — terpinen-4-ol and alpha-terpineol are the most active — and various ranges of concentrations. The volatile hydrocarbons found in the oil are considered aromatic and capable of traveling through air, pores of the skin and mucus membranes. That’s why tea tree oil is commonly used aromatically and topically to kill germs, fight infections and soothe skin conditions. (3) (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)

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Tea tree essential oil, derived from the steam distilled leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree. It is most commonly known for its anti-septic remedy. It can be applied topically or used in aromatherapy to aid the elimination of harmful bacteria.

Fight acne
Sooth skin inflammation
Relieve psoriasis

Add 5-6 drops to a bowl of steaming hot water, cover your head with a towel and breathe in the vapour to help with colds and viral infections

Add 4-8 drops to your laundry wash that include diapers and pet blankets

Use this spray to disinfect cupboards, kitchen counters, cutting boards and your refrigerator

Use it in the bathroom on shower curtains and the seals around baths and showers

Use it to clean your pet mat or litter boxes – it will help keep away ants and roaches

In your office, use to clean and disinfect ‘phones, keyboards, and desktops

Homemade Honey Face Wash for Clear Skin

Total Time: 2 minutes
Serves: 30

1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
20 drops melaleuca essential oil
2 capsules of live probiotics

Mix all ingredients together until well-combined
Pour into a convenient bottle and store in cool place. (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)

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10ML, 50ML, 100ML


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