Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
1,8 Cineol: 2.39%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A
middle note with a medium aroma, Tee Tree has a fresh, slightly
medicinal scent with characteristic woody, camphoraceous notes.
Blends With: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme.
Information: The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves. It is also domestically referred to as Ti-Tree.
It can grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) in height and thrives in marshy
areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations. The aboriginal people
of Australia have long used Tea tree Oil. Historically, the leaves were
used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name. In World
War II, the producers and the cutters of Tea Tree were exempt from
military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated to
accommodate the military's needs. Tea Tree is very robust and is ready
for cutting only two years after its previous harvest. As Essential Oils
have become more accepted by the public, the use of Tea Tree Oil has
increased significantly. This is readily seen in the commercial products
now using Tea Tree, although this grade is best used for therapeutic
applications. This is one of the very few Essential Oils that can be
applied to the skin 'neat', or without dilution, at a maximum rate of 3
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is
recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.