Tea Tree Oil
Botanical Name : Melaleuca alternifolia
Origin : India
Mode Of Extraction : Steam distilled
Main Constituents : Terpinen-4-ol, Gamma-Terpinene,
18-cineol, citronellal, terpeniol, citral, a-pinene, limonene.
Description : Clear transparent liquid
Appearence : Colourless to pale liquid
Organoleptic properties : Myristic odour with herbal
touch & medicated freshness
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.4750-1.4820
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.888-0.909
Solubility : Insoluble in water, miscible with ethanol
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from
sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation.
Eucalyptol, nerolidol, cineole, viridiflorol, phenylpropanoids.
It is a small tree from New South Wales in Australia, similar to
Cypress, with needle-like leaves and heads of sessile yellow or
purplish flowers and grows to about 7 meters (20 feet) high and
thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations.
This oil is used for a variety of medicinal purposes. In World War
II, the producers and the cutters were exempt from military service
until enough essential oil had been accumulated. Each soldier and
sailor was issued with some as part of their kit, to treat tropical
infections and infected wounds. Tea tree oil is an ingredient of
soaps, creams, lotions, deodorants, disinfectants and air
This oil has a light spicy, rather pungent smell and is very pale
in color with a watery viscosity.
Tea tree oil acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body's
ability to fight off any infections. It is also used to revive the
mind and body after shock. This oil is used with great effectiveness
to ward of infections of any kind, and it is active in all three
varieties of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi and viruses. It
is also most effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma,
coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis. It is also
effective on the skin, it clears abscesses, acne, burns, herpes,
oily skin, athlete's foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash,
warts, sunburn and infected wounds, while fighting dandruff on the
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide,
cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and
Blends well with
Cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh,
nutmeg, rosewood, rosemary and thyme.
Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful immune stimulant oils and
helps fight infections of all kinds and helps clear the skin. In
vapor therapy, tea tree oil helps with colds, sinusitis, bronchitis
and any other respiratory ailment and is also of use to help the
mind cope after shock.
This oil is considered a safe oil, as it is non-toxic and
non-irritant, but some individuals so show sensitizing to this oil.
It should not be used on deep wounds or near the eyes, ears, nose or
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