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Tea Tree is highly antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal, thus an important oil for use in infections, problem skin, colds and flu and boosting the immune system. It is often used in hand washes and skin care.
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Family: Myrtaceae.
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the bush.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-infectious, Immune tonic, Antiviral, Analgesic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chinese Element: Metal (& Fire).
Tee Tree is a small tree that grows up to 7 meters in height.
Try adding 25 drops to a bottle of shower gel for a really cleansing experience.
For problem skin, blend 2 drops of Tea Tree in 5ml (a teaspoon) of Jojoba oil - apply twice daily.
Try a weekly steam facial using 1 drop of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Mandarin in a bowl of just-boiled water. Tea Tree may irritate some sensitive skins and, although a very small amount may be dabbed neat on spots, insect bites and cold sores, most people would not recommend this for sensitive skin types.
To help keep feet fresh and healthy, try using 2 drops of Tea Tree with 2 drops of Lemon in a foot bath.
To maintain healthy hair for children and adults alike, dilute 5 drops of Tea Tree, 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender in 20ml of Coconut oil. Massage into the scalp and leave for as long as possible before washing out thoroughly with a mild shampoo.