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Tea Tree Oil

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Melaleuca alternifolia

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Description

Description

Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, is a powerful essential oil with a medicinal, herbaceous aroma. It is renowned for its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil is commonly used in skincare for its potential to treat acne, soothe skin irritations, and promote a clear complexion.

It is also utilized in natural cleaning products for its disinfectant qualities. However, caution should be exercised when using tea tree oil undiluted, as it can cause skin irritation in some individuals. Dilution with a carrier oil is recommended for safe use.

Medicinal use: It possesses antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory qualities, making it a valuable remedy for various skin conditions like acne, fungal infections, and minor cuts. Additionally, it’s utilized in the treatment of dandruff, as a natural antiseptic for wounds, and in inhalation therapy to relieve respiratory issues like congestion and colds.

Cosmetic use: It’s incorporated into skincare products such as cleansers, toners, and serums to combat acne, reduce oiliness, and promote a clear complexion. Its natural antiseptic qualities make it effective for treating blemishes and soothing skin irritations. Additionally, it’s used in haircare products to address dandruff and maintain a healthy scalp.

Aromatherapy Application: Its fresh, medicinal scent is known to uplift the spirit, enhance mental clarity, and relieve stress and fatigue. When diffused, it creates a refreshing atmosphere that helps clear congestion and supports respiratory health. Its antibacterial properties also contribute to a cleaner environment, making it a valuable addition to aromatherapy practices for promoting well-being.

Interesting fact – Tea tree oil’s name originated from Captain James Cook’s 18th-century use of the leaves to make a healing tea, not the tree’s appearance.

Additional information

Additional information

Melaleuca alternifolia

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Product Details
  • Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
  • CAS No.: 68647-73-41
  • Botanical Source / Part of the Plant: Foliage / Terminal Branchlets
  • Method of Extraction: Steam-Distillation
  • Odour / Organoleptic: Powerful, Fresh, Warm, Spicy-earthy odour
  • Chemical constituents: 1,8-cineole, Terpinen-4-ol, Y-terpinene, Limonene, α-terpinene, α-terpineol
  • Crop Season: May – November
  • Colour /Appearance: Clear colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid
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