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Tea tree oil contains a number of compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Terpinen-4-ol also appears to increase the activity of your white blood cells, which help fight germs and other foreign invaders. Read all about Tea Tree oil and its amazing benefits below!
Plant Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Plant family: Myrtaceae
Native Region: indigenous to the warmer regions of Australia
Essential oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Properties: Anthelmintic, Anti-fungal, Antiseptic, Immunostimulant,Vulnerary
Main constituents: Terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene
Affirmation: I deserve to be nurtured, cherished and loved.
Blends well with: Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lemon
Safety: Possible skin sensitivity
The Aboriginal, native to Australia, traditionally used tea tree oil as an antiseptic as well as a herbal medicine. Found in and native to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. The name ‘Tea Tree’ was coined by the British explorer Captain James Cook when he noticed the indigenous people using the leaves to make a tea that smelled like nutmeg. Captain Cook saw this traditional practice and coined the name “Tea Tree”. In addition to making tea, the aborigines used to crush the leaves and extract the oil which was then inhaled to treat colds and coughs. They also used it topically for healing the skin.
Tea tree oil is used externally and topically. Tea Tree is commonly used to treat acne, fungal infections, lice, insect bites and athlete's foot. It can also be used as a chemical-free mouthwash, an antiseptic for cuts and scrapes or natural hand sanitizer. Tea Tree can also be used as an insect repellant, rub over your legs and arms when outdoors during summer to deter bugs and insects.
It is said that tea tree oil can be used for cleansing, protection and may help to clear energy blockages and fortify your energy fields. Tea Tree has been known to support many sufferers of mood swings, panic attacks, manic episodes, as well as feelings of anxiety and depression. Its aroma is relaxing and renewing for many psychiatric conditions.
How Tea Tree oil Can Support:
When dark feelings of hopelessness and depression creep in, combine Tea Tree, Elevation, Magnolia, Rose and Frankincense and rub over the forehead, back of neck, and top of head 3x daily. Can also be used in a diffuser.
Soothe Mental Instability
Tea Tree promotes feelings of calm and self-sufficiency. It helps eliminate negative aggression and unnecessary influence.
Rub Tea Tree oil onto the chest to receive the aromatic benefits of this oil as well as to help regulate your mood.
Add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree directly into the hands and inhale to promote a clear mind. Do this first thing in the morning to power you for the day ahead.
Tea Tree oil is very helpful for fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. Tea Tree stimulates memory, perceptions and cognitive thinking processes.
Cleansing Facial Toner
2 drops Tea Tree, 1 drop Lemon, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Frankincense, 30ml Witch Hazel, 30ml apple cider vinegar, 15ml Aloe Vera juice, 100ml Fine misting spray bottle. Combine all ingredients in a glass fine misting spray bottle. Shake well to blend all ingredients. Apply using a cotton ball, or mist directly onto face, avoiding eyes then allow to dry. Store in a refrigerator or cold place and use within a month.
For all things respiratory, to encourage lung, sinus and respiratory tract health. Add 3 drops Wild Orange, 3 drops Tea Tree, 2 drops Clear Blend and 1 drop Eucalyptus to an aroma inhaler and use a s needed throughout the day.
Apply Tea Trea directly over pimples or spots or over entire face after showering to promote clear skin, it is also soothing and cooling for sore cystic spots. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil for sensitive skin.
In a 100ml spray bottle, add 3 drops of Lavender, 3 drops Tea Tree, 3 drops Cleansing Blend, ½ cup Witch Hazel, ½ cup Aloe Vera, top with water and lightly spray hands as needed. This will make 2 full 100ml spray bottles, with a little leftover to fill up your smaller spray bottles too!
Cuts and Scrapes
Dilute 1-2 drops of Tea Tree, Lavender, Helichrysum, Myrrh and Cedarwood with a carrier oil and apply to the affected area a couple times daily.
Add Tea Tree, Geranium and Lemongrass into your hands and inhale, when issues of past hurt and anger arise. This blend is created to help you permanently cut ties from hurt and promote healing.
Clear Crown Chakra
When your crown chakra is out of balance, you can feel antsy, depressed, narrow-minded, isolated, and have difficulty concentrating or meditating. To help clear your own chakra, diffuse Tea Tree while visualising a bright white or violet light pouring into the top of your head. Browse all our Chakra Healing and balancing materials here.
Take advantage of the protective properties Tea Tree has to offer by applying the oil onto the palm of your hands, rubbing them together and breathing it in. Glide your hands over your head, face and down your body and feel the Tea Tree oil repelling unwanted energies.
Sometimes you may feel that nothing is going right or maybe some bad vibes have attached themselves to you. Use Tea tree essential oil in a diffuser to purify the space around you and drive out the negative energy.
Set Healthy Boundaries
Add 1 drop Geranium, 1 drop Tea Tree, 1 drop Lavender to your diffuser of choice and allow the aroma to fill your space. Try one of our many diffuser options, or add to diffuser jewellery and wear as you go about your day.