Tea Tree - (Maleleuca alernifolia)
It was captain Cook who was responsible for calling melaleuca "Tea Tree". In 1770 when he and his men landed in Australia. Cook observed the
Aborigines brewing the leaves of a dark green bush into a medicinal tea. Tea tree oil became a part of both Aboriginal folk medicine and white
The essential oil:
It is said to be the most powerful antiseptic oil in nature.
The oil is steam distilled from the leaves and terminal branchlets of the tree. It is colourless to pale yellow, clear and smells
firm and spicy, a masculine sort of smell. The principal constituents are terpenes (50 - 60%), cineol, sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenic alcohol.
Parasite and highly effective antifungal
antiasthenic and neurotonic
Decongestion in veins and lymphatic
Directions: Oral Infections:
ulcers, abscesses, gingivitis
Infections O.R.L. : Ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, nasopharyngitis
gynecological infections: vaginal discharge, vaginitis, salpingtes
Urinary tract infections: cystitis, urethritis
Parasitic skin and gut, insect bites
Skin abscess, acne, rosacea, eczema
Weakness, general exhaustion, fatigue and brain heart
Varicose veins, heavy legs, hemorrhoids
3 to 4 drops used to massage the affected body part or apply locally for skin diseases.
For fatigue, massage along the spine and on the inner wrists,
In diffusion, mixed with other oils for the prevention of colds and respiratory infections.
3 drops Lavander EO + 1 drop Tea tree EO + 1 drop Geranium EO. (2 to 3 drops of the mixture to apply on the affected area every three minutes till marked improvement)
Tea Tree EO+ Clovebud EO + Lavender EO 1 drops of each to be applied locally (up to 3 times daily).
Tea Tree EO , Eucalyptus EO and Cinnamon EO. Mix 2 drops each with a little vegetable oil and massage on the solar plexus, up to 4 times a day.
30 drops of Tea Tree EO + 50 ml of Jojoba oil. Massage the scalp and leave it for 1 hour. Then wash the hair with mild shampoo.
Clove (pest control)
Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.