Tee Trea oil comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. Our Tea Tree essential oil is certified organic and is locally grown and produced. It is also one of the most extensively researched oils backed by conclusions and findings as a result of these studies. Tea Tree Essential oil is among the most popular essential oils to use in your home.
Tea Tree essential oil is often used as a topical medicine and has been used by the native Aboriginal people from Australia for its medicinal properties for millennia. Findings of its medicinal properties were first presented to the scientific community by an Australian government scientist, Dr. A. R. Penfold, in 1923. Tea tree oil was so valued, that by the 1940s, cutters and producers were exempted from military service during the Second World War until sufficient supplies were available to provide all military personnel with a personal supply in their first aid kits. In fact, every first aid kit in the home should contain a bottle of Tea Tree essential oil.
Tea Tree has a strong medicinal, slightly spicy, camphorous aroma.
Tea Tree essential oil is often used successfully with oral hygiene.
Many love its fresh aroma. Some hair products contain Tea Tree to control hair lice – 5 days in a row and they’re sorted. There are various blends used for hair lice that can be very effective. Click here to learn more.
Tea Tree and Athlete’s foot
You can eliminate Athlete’s foot using Tea Tree oil together with baking soda and arrowroot powder. It will eliminate odour and absorb moisture.
Tea tree is one of the most researched and proven essential oil and can be used for jock itch, psoriasis, eczema, flu, cold sores, warts, asthma, respiratory conditions, ear infections, rheumatism, sore throat, tonsillitis, vaginal yeast infections, acne and more. Tea tree oil is generally safe. That being said, allergic reactions are possible so when applied topically but you should dilute it first and also perform a patch test to ensure that you do not react to it. Subscribe to our blog to be kept up to date with our product launches containing safe blends with tea tree oil and more for specific uses that you can enjoy safely.
Traveling with Tea Tree
Keep a small bottle of Tea Tree in your bag. You can effectively use it when you travel to disinfect bathrooms and areas that accept high traffic. Toilet facilities can look clean but that doesn’t mean they are disinfected. If you’re particular about this make yourself a blend of Thyme, Lemongrass and Tea Tree oil and add a few drops, neat on a tissue and wipe the door handle, flush button and toilet seat. It only takes a minute and this combination provides a very powerful bactericide. Very few micro-organisms can escape this combination. Especially areas where mold or mildew are a problem. You can even use a tissue with a few drops of this combination to wipe the mattress under the linen on the bedding depending on where you are traveling.
I like to use these. Dampen a few of these with a few drops of the blend formula below and keep them in a plastic re-sealable bag. These are very useful when you need to disinfect any surface area you will be touching while traveling. I like kitchen towels because they’re strong and durable and this blend will soon be available in our Natural Soothers Range.
Travel wipe blend: Lavender 2 parts; ginger 2 parts; thyme linalol 4 parts; lemongrass 4 parts; tea tree 2 parts. Use only a few drops of this blend on dampened tissues or disposable cloths. They smell great and clean up the air and are antimicrobial. (We will soon have this blend conveniently available in our Natural Soothers range.
Your Mini Travel Kit should have: Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme linalol, Geranium. If you’re in an area where there may be ticks carrying Lyme disease, add Eucalyptus Lemon, and Oregano is a great anti-viral oil as well.
Tea Tree for Fever
Tea Tree is useful for fevers too. Fevers that develop on vacation are as a result of bacterial and viral infections, contracted from things like food, water and swimming facilities, among others. Insect bites and parasites are also carriers of disease. Fevers can be caused by life threatening diseases. One should see treatment from a local physician as quickly as possible as they will be familiar with the area and be more familiar with the possible causes.
Feverish bodies can go through many different phases, including shivering, coldness to heat and sweating. While you wait for treatment, sponge the body down and add eucalyptus radiata, peppermint, chamomile or lavender to the water you use. Give plenty of water and fruit juice. Spray the area with thyme linalol, tea tree. Use two drop in a bath if you’re treating someone.
Experts consider tea tree oil to be safe as a topical treatment, and you can apply it directly to the skin. When applied to the skin in its pure (100% oil) form, tea tree oil seldom causes irritation but testing is always recommended. I must admit, I’ve used it directly on my skin without any irritation or rash developing. It is very soothing for mosquito bites. The itchiness disappears almost instantly!
Tea Tree is powerful and should be used with care.
Tea Tree Oil – Melaleuca alternifolia
Our Tea Tree Oil is certified organic. It comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The essential oil is used in low concentrations as a topical medicine.