The Melaleuca alternifolia belonging to the Myrtaceae family is the source of the tea tree essential oil. It is also known to masses by its common names i.e. melasol, ti-trol or ti-tree. The tea tree bears leaves that are needle like and flowers that are either purple or yellowish in colour. It gains the height of about 20 ft and favours areas that have marshy surroundings. The twigs and leaves of this oil are processed with the steam distillation method for extracting the essential oil from it. The obtained oil is thick as water with a slight yellow colour to it. This oil spreads a camphoraceous aroma in its surroundings. It is advised not to consume it orally owing to its toxic properties. Facts state that the oil was also used during World War II. The tea tree also displays a never dying characteristic as even after cutting down it can be seen flourishing within 2 years offering its many benefits to the mankind.
· This oil is efficient for cleaning wounds due to its antiseptic properties. Similarly it fights infections be it fungal, bacterial or viral etc. It also helps in minimising muscle pains.
· Industries engaged in production of deodorants, air fresheners, creams, soaps, lotions etc make use of tea tree oil on a large scale.
· The tea tree oil heals conditions like diaper rash, sores, scalp ailments etc.
Constituents – There are several chemical components present in the tea tree oil like limonene, sabinene, ‘a’ and ‘b’ pinene, a terpinene, a terpineol etc.
Blends with – The tea tree oil blends well with other essential oils like geranium, rosewood, clary, nutmeg, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, myrrh, thyme etc.
|Product Code||SVA - 186|
|Botanical Name||Melaleuca Alternifolia, M. Linariifolia, M.uncintata|
|Methods of Extraction||Steam Distillation Process|
|Color & Odor||Clear to place Yellow in Color & Camphoraceous Odor|
|Country of Origin||India|
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