Essential oils at a glance

Tea Tree

Tea Tree oil – image

“Good for anxiety, can help relax emotions,
    and promote clarity of mind”

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Description of plant: An evergreen bush or tree growing to 2–30 m tall, with dark green to grey-green leaves and often with flaky, exfoliating bark, native to Australia

Nature of oil: Clear or very pale yellow with strong clean medicinal aroma. Head-clearing, stimulating and cooling

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, pine, rosemary

Specific precautions required: Use sparingly. Can cause minor skin reactions; use high concentrations with caution. Don't use tea tree oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Stress-relieving properties include: Good for anxiety, can help relax emotions and promote clarity of mind

Medical properties include: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal; good for acne, allergic skin reactions, athlete’s foot, bad breath, dandruff, cold sores, ringworm, fungal nail infections, burns, insect bites/stings, cold and flu, sore throats, thrush, cystitis


  3. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

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Last updated: 02 January 2017

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