Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Common Name: Tea Tree Essential Oil
Country of Origin: Australia
Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant.
Mind & Spirit:
Balancing, normalizing, uplifting aids with clarity and calming.
This lovely Australian Tea Tree produces oil from its leaves and branches creating a highly effective oil that just about helps with everything. It can relieve most tropical infections and diseases. A must have in any family medicine cabinet, but it is meant for topical application only so no drinking!
Tea Tree oil heals wounds quickly and protects them from infection, if you are suffering from cough and cold, congestion, bronchitis and other troubles associated with colds, you can get relief using tea tree essential oil as it can kill and keep away certain microbes and viral infections so keep it burning in the air.
Also a great insect repellant to ward of mozzies just a few drops rubbed on the body will keep them at bay.
I like to use this oil as a preventative neat on the skin directly on wounds, sores, cuts or insect bites and stings, to protect them from infections. It is as good as any antibiotic, but without any of their adverse side effects.
Rubbed in a massage blend or added to the bath it can offer relief from muscular aches and pains.
Hint: If you are having a problem with lice then this is your oil – try adding a few drops with lavender to a water bottle and use to spray on children’s hair as a preventative in the morning to help keep the creepy crawlers away.
Add 4-6 drops of oil to an oil burner or diffuser to enhance your mood. May be added to water for a relaxing bath and tonic.