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 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 help with skin infections, cuts, and wounds due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The name ‘tea tree’ dates back to 1777, used by Captain Cook to describe the plant because it was used by sailors to brew a tea to prevent scurvy.1
In 1923, an Australian government scientist, Dr. A. R. Penfold, conducted a study of Tea Tree essential oil and discovered it to be 11 times more potent as an antiseptic bactericide than carbolic acid (the standard medical solution at the time).2 By the 1930s, Tea Tree oil became recognized, by such publications as The Journal of the National Medical Association(USA), the British Medical Journal, and the Australian Journal of Pharmacy as "a powerful disinfectant, non-poisonous and non-irritating...used very successfully in a wide range of septic conditions". It had been found effective in treating gynecological, oral, and dental conditions, as well as fungal infections of the skin.3
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:
- Antimicrobial, antifungal, Antiseptic, Bactericide, Cicatrisant, Expectorant, Fungicide, Stimulant
- Shown to have benefits in treating acne
- Boosts the immune systems and fights infection
- Uplifting to the spirit and inspiring confidence
From Australian Tea Tree Oil First Aid Handbook4:
- Use in a diffuser to clean, deodorize, and purify the air
- Disinfects and relieves pain from blisters and insect bites
- Relieves sore muscles and refreshes when used in a massage
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