HistoryTea tree is found in and native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The name was coined by the British explorer Captain James Cook. He noticed the indigenous people used the leaves to make a tea that smelled like nutmeg.
Bontanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part:Whole Plant
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
The health benefits of tea tree Tea tree Tea tree oil (TTO) is of the essential oils used in aromatherapy. It has a botanical name known as Melaleuca alternifolia. TTO has two important contents; terpinen-4-ol and f, 8-cineole representing minimum and maximum respectively. These two components play a significant role in their antimicrobial activities. Antimicrobial activities In a study to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of Tea Tree Oil (TTO), Ten (10) pathogenic bacteria were selected; Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, Aeromonas hydrophila, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Streptococcus agalactiae. The inhibitions after the 24 hours incubation showed the minimum and maximum against E. Coli (96.94%) and S. aureus, P. vulgaris, and A. hydrophila with 100% each. Effective for acne In a study on tea tree oil (TTO) to evaluate the efficacy on the skin and it's tolerance in the treatment of acne compared to benzoyl peroxide lotion. A total of 124 patients were selected for the clinical trial and were randomized. The results showed that despite the slow onset of TTO in comparison with benzoyl peroxide lotion, they both had a significant effect in ameliorating acne of the patient's skin with a reduced number of lesions (inflamed and non-inflamed). Antifungal In a study to investigate the antifungal effect of tea tree oil (TTO) against mycelium morphology and ultrastructure, cell wall and membrane, and membrane fatty acid composition of B. cinerea. The treatment takes up to 16 hours. The results showed that TTO is effective in destroying the cell wall first before changing the fatty acid composition. References Shao, X., Cheng, S., Wang, H., Yu, D. and Mungai, C. (2013), The possible mechanism of antifungal action of tea tree oil on Botrytis cinerea. J Appl Microbiol, 114: 1642-1649. doi:10.1111/jam.12193 https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jam.12193 Mumu, Sinthia & Hossain, M.. (2018). Antimicrobial Activity of Tea Tree oil against Pathogenic Bacteria and Comparison of Its Effectiveness with Eucalyptus Oil, Lemongrass Oil and Conventional Antibiotics. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 6. 73-78. 10.12691/ajmr-6-3-2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325787088_Antimicrobial_Activity_of_Tea_Tree_oil_against_Pathogenic_Bacteria_and_Comparison_of_Its_Effectiveness_with_Eucalyptus_Oil_Lemongrass_Oil_and_Conventional_Antibiotics Bassett IB, Pannowitz DL, Barnetson RS, A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne. The Medical Journal of Australia, 01 Oct 1990, 153(8):455-458 https://europepmc.org/article/med/2145499 Pazyar, Nader & Yaghoobi, Reza & Bagherani, Nooshin & Kazerouni, Afshin. (2012). A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology. International journal of dermatology. 52. 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05654.x. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235412892_A_review_of_applications_of_tea_tree_oil_in_dermatology