Does Tea Tree Oil Come From?
Aromatherapy Tea Tree Oil for therapeutic
clear/pale yellow in appearance with a clean, fresh medicinal aroma.
It has the consistency
of water and is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves
and twigs of the native Australian
shrub Melaleuca Alternifolia.
The use of this oil as an
antiseptic has been found to
be ten times more powerful than carbolic acid and yet is non-toxic
and non-irritating to the
What Are The Benefits?
Australian Aborigines were the first to unearth the benefits of
Tea Tree long ago when
they began to harvest the leaves for their medicinal use.
Tea Tree oil products are now
increasingly sought after as extensive scientific studies over
recent years have shown it to be effective against bacterial and
other microbial organisms. You may like to read this fascinating
the use of Tea Tree Oil. Melaleuca
Oil is also a parasiticide and used by many as a flea,
headlouse and insect repellent.
How Safe Is It?
Tree oil is non-toxic.
is generally non-irritating but as
with all essential oils those with sensitive skin should use the
oil in low dilutions to begin
Tea Tree oil should not
In What Ways Can It Be Used?
The use of Tea Tree
of a physical nature is now
practiced worldwide and a range of therapeutic Tea Tree Products
are now available
for home remedies...
- PURE TEA TREE ESSENTIAL
Melaleuca Oil in its purest and most versatile form;
Tree is one of only two essential oils (Lavender being the
other) which is often used neat
on the skin in small amounts
by applying one or two drops directly
to spots, cuts, insect bites,
stings, blisters and problems such as warts, verrucae, cold
sores, shingles and Chickenpox
prolonged or debilitating illness blend 3 - 6 drops of
Tree Oil in 2 teaspoons
carrier oil for a stimulating massage.
combat the spread of airborne bacteria during illness, vapourise
8 drops of
Tea Tree in an oil burner, or mix 20 drops with 200ml of spring
water in a glass
plant sprayer and spray directly into the air, shaking well
before each use.
use of Tea Tree, perhaps combined with Eucalyptus or Peppermint
oils, in a steam inhalation can be a very effective
method of easing the airways
during respiratory infections, cattarh, colds or flu. Add 5
to a bowl
of boiling water, cover the head with a towel and inhale the
vapours for several minutes.
drops added to a warm bath can help induce sweating to lower
a fever during illness.
soothe troublesome feet add
3 - 5 drops of oil
to a warm foot bath and soak the feet daily. Dry thoroughly
with a clean towel, especially
between the toes.
- Make up a mouthwash
by diluting 3 drops of Tea Tree in a teaspoon of brandy.
Stir into a glass of
warm water and gargle or swish around the mouth. DO NOT
treat flea infestation in dogs or rabbits, prepare
a repellent spray by diluting 2
drops of Tea Tree in 300ml (½ pint) of warm water.
Brush the fur in the wrong direction and spray the coat with
this solution, working from the
tail to the head, avoiding the eyes. Brush the coat back into
place and towel dry to remove excess spray. Repeat at 5 day
intervals until clear. * Tea Tree oil should not be used to treat cats *
natural anti-bacterial kitchen surface spray can be prepared
by combining 60 drops of Tea
Tree oil with 500ml of spring water in a plant sprayer. Other
oils such as Lemon, Mandarin
or Pine may be added for fragrance and to increase de-greasing
power. Shake well before each
use and dry surfaces thoroughly before food preparation. (Not
suitable for polished wood surfaces
such as tabletops).
This preparation is also excellent for
cleaning up after pets on kitchen floors.
gum can be removed from hair or clothing with an application
of neat Tea
Plant Diseases such as Mildew, Rust and Blackspot can be treated
with Tea Tree oil which
has anti-fungal properties. Full details are available
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