Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Part of Plant used: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Naturally farmed
Perfumery Note: Top to heart note
Color: Transparent to pale yellow
Aromatic Profile: Fresh, sharp, camphorous, with spicy undertones
Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary
Traditions & Folklore
Tea Tree oil is a fine gift from a small, but strong tree belonging to the wetlands of Australia. Tea Tree creates its oil as an adaptation to its harsh environment. Without its oil, the tree itself poses the risk of infection. Interestingly enough, Tea Tree extends us this same protection.
Toxic if ingested. May cause irritation with sensitive skin. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid oxidized oil. Caution during pregnancy or nursing without consulting a physician. Avoid contact with eyes.