Tea Tree Oil
- Natural antiseptic, disinfectant and astringent properties
- Steam distilled from the leaves of the Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Versatile topical treatment
- 100% Australian essential oil
It takes around 50kg of leaves from the Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) to produce 500ml of oil. The leaves are left to wilt for a few days to reduce the moisture content, drying means less moisture for the steam to remove and makes it easier for the steam to open the oil glands and extract the oil.
Tea tree oil has a multitude of applications, and for some has become a ‘bathroom cabinet’ staple, largely due to its natural antiseptic properties attributed to the germicidal active compound terpinen-4-o1. Due to low levels of para-cymene, a potentially irritating agent that can occur in essential oils, Tea tree oil is suitable to apply directly onto the skin with minimal risk of skin sensitivity. Widely used as a topical treatment for minor cuts/abrasions, burns, sunburn, stings and insect bites this powerful medicinally scented oil is thought to have ‘true therapeutic benefits’.
Did you know?
Tea Tree oil was 1st named in 1775 by captain James Cook the explorer who discovered Australia.
View our Tea Tree Toner recipe here