Well-known for its antiseptic and germicidal properties, tea tree oil has been used therapeutically by the aboriginal people of Australia for centuries. Named by Captain Cook's crew, it was introduced to Europe around 1927. During World War II, Australian soldiers carried tea tree oil in their first-aid kits as a treatment for skin injuries. Even though tea tree oil has a long history of use therapeutically, it is a relatively new addition to aromatherapy. Despite being the new kid on the block, tea tree oil has become a staple for many aromatherapists around the world because of its versatility and wide-reaching benefits.
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- 100% pure
- Melaleuca alternifolia
Suggested Use: For aromatherapy use. Try the Purifying Room Blend: Add 1 drop each of tea tree oil and grapefruit oil, along with 10 drops of lemon oil to a diffuser and enjoy. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil prior to use.
Aroma: Potent, warm, spicy.
Benefits: Cleansing, purifying, renewing.
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from leaves.
Ingredients: 100% pure tea tree oil.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult a practitioner before using. Not for internal use.