The tree, native to Australia, was introduced to the world by Captain Cook in 1770. The Aborigines used the crushed leaves as a poultice for infected wounds and skin problems.
Serious study of Tea Tree began after World War I and has grown since. Tea Tree is now a mainstay in holistic practices and every day use.Uses of Tea Tree Essential Oil
AustraliaHistory and Background
Tea Tree is the most scientifically researched essential oil. The first published information was in 1925 by A.R. Penfold, a Australian government chemist.
In 1930, the Australian Medical Journal described the amazing results of Tea Tree in general practice, ranging from rapid healing of septic wounds to scar regeneration.
One quote from those studies was “dissolved pus and left surfaces of infected wounds clear so that its germicidal action became more effective and without any apparent damage to the tissue.”Physical Description
Pale yellow-green or water-white in color.Aromatic Description
Camphor-like, balsamic, strong, pungent, and clean in aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Terpineol-4 (up to 30%), cineol, pinene, terpinenes (40-50%), cymene, sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpene alcohols.Extraction Technique
Extracted by steam distillation of leaves and twigs.Information for Aromatherapists
Middle to top note, blending well with lavandin, lavender, clary sage, peppermint, rosemary, pine, cananga, geranium, marjoram, clove, and nutmeg.
Our Tea Tree essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions