Tea tree essential oil is made of Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae) leaves and twigs using the steam distillation method.
Tea tree essential oil has a very intensive, distinctive scent of camphor.
Tea tree essential oils are mostly used to control micro-organisms on skin.
“MĖTA” Tea Tree essential oil is 100% plant odor obtained by steam distillation from Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae leaves and twigs from Australian tea trees.
This species of Tea Tree (Melaleuca) family is typical of Australian vegetation. The Tea Tree has been used for thousands of years by aborigines to rub leaves and treat infected wounds and skin problems. During World War II, it was included in first aid kits for the treatment of infections.
The origin of “MĖTA” Tea Tree essential oil is Australia.
Tea Tree oil has a strong, pungent, refreshing, fresh camphor scent. The effect of smell is refreshing and provides clarity of thought.
The smell of Tea Tree oil is attributed to the top notes – the intensity of the smell remains for up to 24 hours, but this oil is not used in perfumery due to its specific camphor smell.
The main cosmetological function of tea tree essential oil is to control the growth of microorganisms on the skin.
Tea Tree oil mixed with water and alcohol can be used as a mouthwash for bad breath.
Tea Tree oil is a stimulant and tonic, used primarily for its germicidal properties. It is a potent antiseptic and can fight many different bacterial infections, including streptococci and staphylococci, and has also been shown to have significant antiviral and antifungal properties. In most cases, warts can be removed by thoroughly lubricating them with this oil. Also effective in treating rashess and other types of herpes.
Perfect for use with:
essential oils of Cloves, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme.
Methods and amounts of use:
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add 2 drops of the essential oil into the bottle of shampoo or 2-3 l of water with some lemon juice.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Tea tree essential oil includes natural components: geraniol, limonene, linalool.
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