Botanical name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or “essence.” Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence. They are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy.
Tea Tree: used to fight infections, acne and boost immunity.
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Tea Tree Oil is thus far the only essential oil that wholesomely targets the most common forms of harmful organisms- bacteria, virus and fungi. It can heal spots, acne, cuts, wounds, bites, stings, and fungal infections.* It is highly effective in treating acne, oily skin, dry skin and itching due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The strong antibacterial properties of Tea Tree Oil can help to reduce the causes of swelling and irritation of the skin. It is most commonly used to cleanse and purify skin and nails, and to support a healthy complexion. It can balance oil content, sunburn and heal wounds.
It is also a powerful immune stimulant. Its anti-infectious properties make it effective against respiratory ailments of all kinds.
It can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. It is antiseptic and antifungal and can help reduce bad odours.
*eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, herpes, impetigo, cold sores, ulcers, rashes, chicken pox, measles, shingles, blemishes and much more.
Essential oils can be used topically (combined with carrier oils and moisturizers) and externally (i.e. around the home).
1) Add 5-7 drops to a diffuser filled with water.
2) Like above, but instead, use reed diffusers in a container of carrier oil with 3-5 drops of essential oil.
3) For massage: Dilute 15 drops in 50 ml of your favorite carrier oil (e.g., argon, olive, coconut and almond oils) for face and body.