Tea Tree Essential Oil
Fesh, cooling, and energising. Also, the aroma is camphorous with a woody sweet undertone. Hence, it can be a great deodorizer around the house.
Cultivation and Extraction
This oil comes from a tree native to New South Wales in Australia. Now, the tree grows in plantations. Notably, even when cut down, it flourishes and is ready for cutting again in two years. Historically, the Aborigines used it for a long time for a variety of medicinal purposes.
Another key point is that the oil is steam distilled.
Notably, according to the American Cancer Society, “despite years of use, available clinical evidence does not support the effectiveness of tea tree oil for treating skin problems and infections in humans.” Other uses that have been researched include applications for nail fungus, dandruff, acne, and athlete’s foot, but the evidence is of poor quality. For a more detailed approach to acne, have a look at How to Get Rid of Acne – The Ultimate Guide.
Tea Tree essential oil blends well with Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary. Also, you may like to try blending with other oils.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Plant part used: Leaves and lateral branches
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle