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The aroma of Tea Tree is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile.
Common Name: Tea Tree
Plant Part: Leaves & Stems
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: ti-tree, ti-trol, narrow leaved paperbark tea, melasol
Origin: Native to Australia. Grows on the northern coast of NSW through to Southern Queensland.
Botanical Description: A medium sized shrub or small tree up to 8-meter (25 ft.) high with papery bark. Has narrow needle like leaves arranged in three's spirally along the stem, with heads of yellow or purplish flowers.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and stems. The oil is clear, colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid. Yield 1%.
Aroma Profile: Tea Tree's top note is a strong, powerful, camphoraceous and cineolic, oily aroma. The body note is diffusive and mace-like. The dry out note is less tenacious and has dry, mace-like notes.
Major Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol (>30%), 1,8-cineole (1 to 15%), á-pinene (6%), p-cymene, limonene, á-terpinene, á-terpineol, aromadendrene, ã-terpineol, sabinene, ã-terpineol, ä-cadinene.
Common Adulterants: Not typically adulterated
Regulatory Status: ASP 2844
Aroma Benefits: cleansing, purifying, uplifting
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, lavender, lavandin, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, clary sage, clove, nutmeg, pine, ylang ylang, geranium
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Possible sensitization in some individuals
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: The aroma of Tea Tree is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile.