Tea Tree 2 oz EssOil
Tea tree is a member of a genus of Australian and New Zealand trees and shrubs known as honey myrtles or bottlebrush trees. Many of the 100 or so species of tea tree have fragrant, essential oil-containing leaves. At least three species of bottlebrush trees are distilled for their essential oil Melaleuca alternifolia, from which we get tea tree oil, Melaleuca cajeputi, which yields cajeput essential oil, and Melaleuca viridiflora, the source for niaoli essential oil. Distilled cajeput and niaoli oils retain some of the sweet-woody aromas present in the fresh leaves. Cajeput and niaoli oils are slightly less medicinal smelling than tea tree oil.
Although tea tree oil has a history of use as an herbal medicine, it wasn't until modern biochemists and aromatherapists defined the therapeutic nature of its essential oil that it became widely popular as an alternative medicine. Tea tree leaves have been used by Australian aboriginal people for treating cuts and wounds. The freshly crushed leaves are applied directly to an injury.
- Possessing an intense, medicinal aroma, tea tree can be used by the drop directly on the skin to cleanse and purify.
Suggested Use As a dietary supplement Dilute properly. - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Other IngredientsMelaleuca alternifolia tea tree oil
WarningsKeep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information.