It is believed that the leaves were used in a tea which is where the name Tea Tree comes from. Known to help congestion from colds and flu this oil is a very essential oil.
- Latin Name : Melaleuca Alternifolia
- Part of Plant Used : Leaves & Twigs
- Source : Australia
- Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Famous for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, Tea Tree has been used for centuries tor treat many things from athletes foot to dandruff.
A carrier oil or cream should be used when applying essential oils topically. Adding a few drops into your bath can help keep bacteria controlled. The minty aroma will help combat those stuffy flu symptoms.
Tea tree oil is not to be taken internally. Avoid use during pregnancy, and in children under 3. Do not consume internally. Possible skin irritaion with sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive areas. Always speak to your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional if you are on medication, pregnant or nursing.