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DescriptionOrganic Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)AromaTea tree, sometimes spelt ‘ti tree’, is an essential oil with a pungent, fresh, medicinal aroma and with a slightly spicy, powerful undertone.The plantThe Tea tree originates from New South Wales in Australia and is said to be similar to Cypress tree. It grows to about 20 foot and thrives in wetter soils such as marshes. Now the tree is typically cultivated in plantations but remains only in Australia. It is a tree with great vitality and strength and will flourish given the right environment. The tea tree is a useful and sustainable source of oil, as it is ready for harvesting every two years, even when chopped down.The extractionTea tree essential oil is extracted from the leaves or twigs by steam or water distillation.AffectsAlthough tea tree oil is comparatively new to aromatherapy compared to other oils, it is now widely used for its antibacterial, antiseptic and stimulating properties. Indeed, research has been conducted to investigate tea tree oil and its affect on the immune system and its anti-fungal properties, especially on treating skin conditions.HistoryTea tree has been used traditionally by the Australian Aborigines to cure wounds. In circa 1927 the oil came to Europe and has been a favourite remedy in first aid kits ever since.Interesting factTea tree oil was used in World War Two military first aid kits and in munitions factories for skin injuries.Chemical constituentsTerpinenol (Alcohol), Cineole (Ketone), Cymene, Pinene, Terpinene (Terpenes).BlendingTea tree essential oil blends well with spice oils, as well (not exclusively) lavender, rosemary, pine, ylang ylang and marjoram.
Any information you have gained from Amour Natural in any format is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. A decision to use or not to use this information is your sole responsibility. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, consult your doctor or health care professional before use. If in doubt, please seek medical advice. Patch test before use.
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