Tea tree essential oil is probably one of the best known aromatherapy oils. It is now included in so many soaps, creams and lotions because of its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities.
No household should be without this oil because of its wonderful healing properties - perfect for cleaning cuts and grazes and sorting out most fungal and bacterial infections.
I like to use this oil in a blend with lavender essential oil and lemon essential oil when making liquid hand soap for the kitchen - it really helps to get rid of the garlic and onion smells on your hands!
Tea-tree is an uplifting oil, thought to be good for steadying the nerves and building up confidence.
It is one of the very few essential oils (lavender is another) that can be used undiluted on the skin.
Tea-Tree or Ti-Tree
New South Wales, Australia
Common Method Of Extraction:
Steam distillation of the leaf and twigs
Clean, Medicinal and spicy
Antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, tonic, vulnerary, insecticide, stimulant
Mind, Spirit and Body:
Very cleansing - good for helping to clear up spots and blemishes. Great for treating acne when used in a skin-wash.
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