|:||Melaleuca alternifolia L|
Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Colourless to yellow Clear mobile liquid with Spicy, earthy, myristic odor|
|:||Soluble in alcohol & oil, insoluble in water|
|:||0.885 - 0.906 @ 20°C|
|:||(+5°) - (+15°) @20C|
|:||1.475 - 1.482 @ 20°C|
Storage & Handling
|:||Store in tightly sealed, preferably full container. Protect from heat and light.|
|:||Ambient 10°C - 32°C|
|:||Supercritical CO2 Extraction|
DESCRIPTION:Also known as melaleuca oil, Tea tree oil is a clear to very pale golden hydrophobic essential oil that has fresh camphoraceous odor. Using steam distillation process, it is processed from leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia that is native to northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The extracted oil has beneficial medical properties that includes antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial action. Further, it also has beneficial cosmetic properties.
CONSTITUENTS:a-pinene, sabinene, b-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, a-phellandrene, limonene, y-terpinene, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, linalool, terpinolene, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:A middle note with a medium aroma, Tee Tree has a fresh, slightly medicinal scent with characteristic woody, camphoraceous notes.
BLENDS WITH:Cinnamon, clove, clary sage, geranium, lemon, lavender, myrrh, rosewood, nutmeg, rosemary thyme.
COMMON NAMES:ti-tree, ti-trol, melasol.
USES:Tea tree oil is used as an ingredient of soaps, lotions, creams, deodorants, air fresheners and disinfectants. It also has beneficiary properties for immune system and helps in increasing the body's ability to fight off infections, while at the same time reviving the mind & body after shock. In genito-urinary system, it can also be used for clearing vaginal thrush, genital infections and cystitis in general. Further, on skin, it helps in clearing abscesses, burns, acne, herpes, athlete's foot, oily skin, cold sores, diaper rash, blemishes, warts, infected wounds and sunburns.