Wholesale Certified Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
100% pure Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from Certified Organically grown Australian Tea Tree leaves. For the greatest efficacy in therapeutic applications it is important that Tea Tree oil in particular be fresh and have a significant percentage of terpinene-4-ol – the Australian standard is a minimum of 30%. Our Tea Tree Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Native to Australia, the common name 'tea tree' used for some species of Leptospermum is derived from the practice of early Australian settlers soaking the leaves in boiling water to make an herbal tea rich in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). The Tea Tree typically reaches only 7-10 feet tall and has constantly exfoliating bark and fragrant evergreen leaves.
ABOUT THE OIL
Tea tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves of what appears as a tall grass.
This Tea Tree essential oil has a fresh, pungent and herbaceous top note, a slightly spiced medicinal and camphoraceous middle note and a balsamic, earthy undertones. Given the powerful pungency and complex nature of Tea Tree essential oil, it is not usually blended.
The Aborigines in northeastern New South Wales have used Tea Tree oil as a healing herb for many generations. A poultice of the leaves is commonly used to treat skin infections, cuts and wounds due to it's antibacterial and antifungal properties. In 1923, an Australian government scientist, Dr. A. R. Penfold, conducted a study of Tea Tree essential oil and discovered it to be 12 times more potent as an antiseptic bactericide than carbolic acid (the standard medical treatment at the time). Tea Tree oil became recognized, according to the British Medical Journal in 1933, as "...a powerful disinfectant, non-poisonous and non-irritating”.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Increases blood flow to the brain (can be beneficial to memory capacity)
Strengthens and tones the heart
Fights infections (bacterial, viral and fungal) without harming healthy tissue
Treats mouth, gum and lip issues such as herpes and canker sores
Combats mouth ulcerations and infections
Application and Use
Tea Tree oil is a non-toxic, non-irritant but may cause skin sensitization in some individuals. Therefore, always test an area with a small amount before liberal applications for treatment. If pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult a physician before use.