Tea Tree, 100% Pure Premium Grade, Certified Organic Essential Oil, 15 ml
100% Pure Organic Tea Tree Essential OilYou may have heard of Tea Tree essential oil being called 'Melaleuca'. This is inaccurate and stems from lack of education in aromatherapy. Although this oil comes from the Melaleuca genus, there are many different species of plants and essential oils that come from this same genus. To call one of these species by the genus name of Melaleuca is simply incorrect because you don't know which 'Melaleuca' oil is being referred to. It is correct to call this oil by its common name Tea Tree, or by its full botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia.
Tea Tree is one of our most beloved, useful, and dependable essential oils. It's one of the two most important essential oils to have on hand in an emergency. One of the best disinfecting essential oils in the world, Tea Tree is also one of the most gentle oils and can be used on just about everyone and everything. The uses of 100% pure Tea Tree oil are endless. At Purify Skin Therapy, we can provide you with the highest quality USDA certified organic, premium grade Tea Tree essential oil.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Country of Origin: Australia
Producing Organ: Leaves
Distillation Method: Steam Distilled
Properties: The aborigines of Australia were the first to discover the healing properties of tea tree oil thousands of years ago. They treated cuts, burns, and skin infections by crushing the leaves of the tree and applying them to cuts and injuries. In the 1770s, the British explorer Captain Cook observed the native Australians brewing tea from the leaves. He then brewed tea of his own to give to his crew to prevent scurvy. He coined the name tea tree.
Our beautiful certified organic Tea Tree essential oil comes to us from Australia. Tea Tree is a part of the Melaleuca family, which has great antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties. Historically it has been used for disinfecting and wound healing, it is also a powerful immune stimulant. In the 1920s, Australian physicians began to use the oil to clean wounds and prevent infections after surgery. Average Australians then began to use the oil as a household remedy for skin conditions and fungus infections. During World War II, tea tree oil was included in the first-aid kits given to all Australian soldiers and sailors. According to the British Medical Journal in 1933 Tea Tree essential oil is a "powerful disinfectant, non-poisonous, and non-irritating". Tea Tree is treasured as having unrivaled anti-infectious properties.
Safety: Tea Tree essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and possibly sensitizing to some individuals.