Tea Tree Essential Oil

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How to use tea tree essential oil:

Tea tree oil is best for topical use – see safety information below.

  • Massage oil: 2.5-5% dilution. 15-20 drops in 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Bath: add 2-12 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops in 30mL of unscented base

Essential oils that blend well with tea tree:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Myrrh
  • Rosewood
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Safety Information - please read before using (Click to expand)

Cautions: unsafe when taken orally – has caused confusion, inability to walk, unsteadiness, rash, and coma. Keep out of reach of children.

Diffusing tea tree essential oil may be harmful to pets, although may be safe for topical use (consult your veterinarian).

View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

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Description

Our premium grade Australian tea tree essential oil is some of best in the world. Tea Tree has a well-earned reputation as a cure-all. It is an oil that should be in every medicine cabinet. We have used it in our Damage Control (for cracked, damaged skin) for over 20 years with amazing results.

Species: Melaleuca alternifolioa L.
Country of origin: Australia

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • Terpinen-4-ol (40.01%)
  • gamma-Terpinene (19.86%)
  • alpha-Terpinene (10.10%)
  • Terpinolene (4.01%)
  • 1,8-Cineole (3.55%)
  • alpha-Terpineol (2.90%)
  • alpha-Pinene (2.67%)
  • delta-3-Carene (1.99%)
  • para-Cymene (1.92%)
  • Aromadendrene (1.63%)
  • Ledene (1.01%)
  • delta-Cadinene (0.99%)
  • Myrcene (0.90%)
  • alpha-Thujene (0.84%)
  • beta-Pinene (0.69%)
  • allo-Aromadendrene (0.60%)
  • alpha-Phellandrene (0.59%)
  • beta-Caryophyllene (0.40%)
  • alpha-Gurjunene (0.39%)

Scientific Studies

  • Dr. T.V. Riley and Team:
    • Propionibacterium acnes, which is the major antimicrobial cause of acne;
    • Escherichia coli (E coli) and Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause food poisoning and infect wounds;
    • Malassezia furfur, the fungal infection that causes seborrheic  dermatitis to the sebum-rich areas of the scalp (dandruff), face and body; dermatophytes and other filamentous fungi, which cause topical infections;
    • Lactobacilli and organisms associated with bacterial vaginosis;  Candida species and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which can result in  gynecological infections, digestive tract problems, also redness and itching to the skin;
    • Staphylococci and Streptococci species of bacteria that causes impetigo, a raw, itchy superficial skin infection;
    • Oral bacteria susceptible to TTO: Actinomyces, Branhamella, Capnocytophaga, Clostridium, Eikenella, Fusobacterium, Haemophilus, Lactobacillus, Neisseria, Peptostreptococcus, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Stomatococcus, Streptococcus and Veillonella, which can cause halitosis (bad breath), dental plaque, dental cavities (rotting teeth),  gingivitis (gum inflammation) and  periodontitis, which can result in the loss of teeth and infection entering the jaw bone
  • Mechanism of Action of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil on Staphylococcus aureus (also called the hospital bug or Superbug ) Determined by Time-Kill, Lysis, Leakage, and Salt Tolerance Assays and Electron Microscopy Christine F. Carson1,*, Brian J. Mee1 and Thomas V. Riley1,2
  • Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil gel (6%) for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis C. F. Carson,*, L. Ashton, L. Dry, D. W. Smith and T. V. Riley
  • Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial  and Other Medicinal Properties C. F. Carson,1 K. A. Hammer,1 and T. V. Riley
  •  In vitro activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil against dermatophytes  and other filamentous fungi K. A. Hammer1*, C. F. Carson1 and T. V. Riley12
  • Hart PH, Brand C, Carson CF, Riley TV, Prager F, Finlay-Jonnes JJ 2000. Terpinen-4-ol, the main component of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil suppresses inflammatory  mediator production by activated human monocytes. Inflamm Res 49: 619-626.
  • Soderberg TA, Johansson A, Gref R 1996. Toxic effects of some conifer resin acids and tea tree oil on human epithelial and fibroblast  cells. Toxicol 107: 99-109.
  • The Influence of Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) on Fluconazole Activity against Fluconazole-Resistant Candida  albicans Strains Anna Mertas, Aleksandra Garbusińska, Ewelina Szliszka, Andrzej Jureczko, Magdalena Kowalska, and Wojciech Król
  • Halcón H, Milkus K 2004 Staphylococcus aureus and wounds:  A review of tea tree oil as a promising antimicrobial . Am J Infection Control 32: 402-408.
  •  Okamoto T, Russo MC 1973. Wound healing following tooth extraction.  Histological study in rats. Rev Fac Odontol Araçatuba
  • Oliva P, Piccirili E, Ceddia T, Pontieri T, Aureli P, Ferrini AM 2003. Antimycotic  activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil and its major components. Lett Appl Microbiol 37: 85-87.
  • Cox SD, Mann CM, Markham JL, Bell HC, Gustafson JE, Warmington JR, Wyllie SG 2000. The mode of antimicrobial  action of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil). J Appl Microbiol 88: 170-175.
  • Calcabrini A, Stringaro A, Toccacieli L, Meschini S, Marra M, Colone M, Salvatore G, Mondello F, Arancia G, Molinari A 2004. Terpinen-4-ol, the main component of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil inhibits the in vitro growth of human melanoma cells.

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