Herbaceous, medicinal, fresh
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, insecticide, cleansing, purifying
Tea tree is renowned for its powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The Aborigines have been using the leaves as a medical treatment for centuries. During the World War II, Australian soldiers were issued with tea tree oil in their first aid kits as an antiseptic. It is now widely used in household and cosmetic products, including face wash, shampoos, soaps, creams and lotions, deodorants, disinfectants and air fresheners.
Tea Tree Oil is a must-have for every home. Keep a bottle in your first aid kit, or add to your personal care and beauty routine, and homemade household cleaners.
Tea Tree Oil is highly effective against all three varieties of infectious organisms:
Acne, Head lice, athlete’s foot and Nail Fungus can all be controlled with a bottle of tea tree oil. Add a drop to your cream to clear up any fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
Tea tree oil helps reduce inflammation, to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions, prevent infection and speed wound healing.
Tea tree is excellent for stimulating the immune system, increasing the body's ability to fight germs, and preventing the spread of infection. Diffuse tea tree oil to purify and freshen the air in a sickroom. A stimulating and invigorating oil.
It is particularly beneficial for genitourinary infections such as vaginal thrush and cystitis. Mix 5 - 10 drops of tea tree essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil, add to a warm Sitz Bath, Sit and soak in for 20 minutes.