A medicinal staple for the aboriginal people of Australia for thousands of years, tea tree oil has gone global in the twenty-first century, becoming an essential ingredient in household and cosmetic products. Tea tree’s fresh, medicinal scent, with back notes of spice and mint, makes it ideal for use in homemade shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes.
Tea tree oil can also be used for multiple purposes around the home with its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Mix with water, vinegar and lemon essential oil to make a multi-purpose household cleaner which even tackles mould. Its uplifting fragrance adds an element of freshness and cleanliness around the home which is hard to beat.
|Botanical name||Melaleuca alternifolia|
|Colour||Pale yellow – colourless|
|Strength of aroma||Medium – Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Tea Tree essential oil has an antiseptic, clean and medicinal scent. It also has back-notes characteristic of mint and spice.|
|Blends well with||Tea Tree essential oil blends really well with Rosemary, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clary sage,Geranium,Lemon, Clove, Myrrh, Rosewood, Lavender and Thyme.|
|Cautions||Tea Tree essential oil can cause dermal sensitisation in some cases. Not to be taken internally.|