Tea Tree Essential Oil- Melaleuca alternifolia
This Tea Tree essential oil is sourced from Australia. The oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tree by steam distillation.
Tea Tree Essential Oil has the following properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, neurotonic, phlebotonic, and immunostimulant.
Tea Tree Essential Oil has been used for acne, boils, abscesses, ringworm, athlete’s foot, oily skin, minor wounds, inflamed skin, vaginal infections, and staph infections, as it is believed to kill pathogenic organisms found on the skin without harming the skin’s natural balance. (A common warning is to NOT use it on burns). It has also been used to treat pressure ulcers and necrotic skin lesions of cancer patients. For skin problems, many people blend Tea Tree Essential Oil with Lavender Oil.
For respiratory infections, Tea Tree Essential Oil is reportedly excellent. With its antibiotic and antiviral properties, it has been used to help the body fight colds and flu, sinus infections, bronchitis, cough, sore throat, and earache. For respiratory inhalations, a traditional favorite is to blend Tea Tree Essential Oil with eucalyptus and lemon and/or thyme.
In addition to arthritis and rheumatic disorders, many people also recommend Tea Tree Essential Oil for adrenal fatigue, neurasthenia, in cases of depression and feelings of hopelessness, doom, or victimization, and to aid those recovering from prolonged illness.
Old or oxidized oils should be discarded to avoid skin sensitization.
For more information on Tea Tree essential oil and it’s uses please read my blog post.
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