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Tea Tree Essential Oil
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The aroma of Tea Tree is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile.

Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel

Common Name: Tea Tree

Plant Part: Leaves & Stems

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Myrtaceae

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.

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