Tea Tree Oil Essential Oil (Therapeutic Grade)
- 10ml £1.99
- 30ml £4.99
- 50ml £6.99
Method of Extraction:
Steam distilled from the leaves of the Australian bush
Tea tree is native to Australia, and the aborigines of the region were the first to discover the healing properties of tea tree essential oil. They treated cuts, burns, and skin infections by crushing the leaves of the tea tree and applying them to the affected area.
In the 1770s, the British explorer Captain Cook noticed the native Australians brewing an herbal tea from the tree’s leaves.
Australian scientists began testing the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil in the 1920s. A doctor found that tea tree oil was at least ten times more effective than the standard antiseptics in use at the time.
Soon, physicians and hospitals began using the oil to sterilize instruments and prevent infection. Australians then began to use the oil in household medicine kits as a common treatment for skin conditions and fungal infections.
During World War II, tea tree oil was standard issue in the first-aid kits given to all Australian soldiers and sailors.
Tea tree oil is a Natural Antibiotic and effective against E coli and is being used in a treatment for Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant type of staph).
Research also indicates that tea tree oil kills the germs that cause acne, warts, and boils, and that it inhibits infections from colonising first and second-degree burns.
Tea Tree also produces new white blood cells in the body that can support people with HIV Positive (Aids) White blood cells are an important part of the immune system because they help us fight off infection. People whose immunity is compromised, through diseases such as AIDS, cancer or hepatitis, may have a low white blood cell count. Inadequate levels of white blood cells leave these patients open to more infections, which can be dangerous.
In one study of 13 men with AIDS who had thrush that was resistant to the antifungal drug fluconazole, gargling with a tea tree oil solution was effective in more than half of these hard-to-treat cases. Tea tree oil should not be swallowed.
- expectorant (relieves chest infections)
Try adding 25 drops to a bottle of shower gel for a really cleansing experience. For problem skin, blend 2 drops of Tea Tree in 5ml (a teaspoon) of Jojoba oil – apply twice daily.
Or try a weekly steam facial using 1 drop of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Mandarin in a bowl of just-boiled water. Tea Tree may irritate some sensitive skins and, although a very small amount may be dabbed neat on spots, bites, etc,I would recommend you add to cotton wool bud first before a light dab onto the skin.Can be used on cold sores.
Great to use as a mouth wash, just add 2 drops to half glass of warm boiled water and swish several times.Helps to whiten teeth as well.
To help keep feet fresh and healthy, try using 2 drops of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Lemon in a foot bath.
To maintain healthy hair for school-children (removes hair lice) and adults alike, dilute 5 drops of Tea Tree, 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender in 20ml of Coconut oil. Massage into the scalp and leave as long as possible before washing out.
Did you know?
Tea Tree Oil has found great acceptance worldwide, not just with aromatherapists, but also with pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinics.Our Tea Tree is naturally farmed in Australia, the original source for Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Tea tree oil is also reputed to speed healing and to have a mild analgesic effect, effectively reducing pain and inflammation. For this reason, the oil is often found in burn ointments and sunburn lotions.
Other tea tree oil benefits include:
Athlete’s foot treatment: After twice daily applications for four weeks, tea tree oil solutions were found to be moderately effective against this persistent foot fungus.
Acne zapper: A recent study compared the effectiveness of tea tree oil gel with benzoyl peroxide lotion in people with mild to moderate acne. People in both groups had a significant reduction in acne lesions, and although the tea tree oil took longer to work initially, the patients who used it had fewer side effects.
Dandruff remedy: A study examined the use of tea tree oil shampoo in people with mild to moderate dandruff. After four weeks, the tea tree oil shampoo significantly reduced symptoms of dandruff.
Household uses of tea tree essential oil
Super disinfectant: Add a teaspoon of pure tea tree essential oil to a gallon of water when washing windows, floors, toilets, bathrooms and kitchen surfaces.
Laundry aid: Add two teaspoons of tea tree oil to your washing machine load for a fragrant, fresh wash.
Pest deterrent: Household ants and other pests avoid tea tree oil, so a few drops placed at the point of entry will deter them. Wipe cupboards with an oil and water solution to chase away cockroaches.
Magic eraser: Remove scuff marks from a linoleum floor by rubbing a few drops of oil on the spot, then wipe the marks away with a damp cloth.
Mildew help: Wipe walls and showers with a tea tree oil/water solution to prevent mildew growth.
Sticky saviour: To remove chewing gum from hair, apply tea tree plant oil. The gum will lose its stickiness and you can wipe it away.
Tea tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body’s ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock.
The world over, this oil is used with great effectiveness to ward of infections of any kind, and it is active in all three varieties of infectious organisms:
- fungi and viruses.
- It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis.
- A course of massage with tea tree oil before an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock.
Apart from the superb anti-infectious properties of tea tree oil, it is also most effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis.
On the genito-urinary system, it can be used to help clear vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections in general and on the skin, it clears abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburn and infected wounds, while fighting dandruff on the scalp.
Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful immune stimulant oils and helps fight infections of all kinds and helps clear the skin.
Specific Safety Advice:
Avoid use in the first three months of pregnancy.