Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical name: 
Melaleuca alternifolia

Cleansing and healing

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Country of origin: 
Part of plant used: 
Leaves and twigs
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Fresh oils eg. Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Ginger, Juniper
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
Caution - Hypersensitive, avoid diseased, delicate, damaged or children's skin.
Odour profile: 
Pungent, fresh and spicy, camphoraceous aroma.
Plant description: 
Small tree, up to 7 meters tall, with needle like leaves and yellow flowers.
Historical use: 
Used by Australian Aborigines for 1000's of years to treat infected wounds, leaves were also chewed or crushed for inhalation.