Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil comes from the tea tree leaves. The tea tree was named by sailors of the eighteenth century who produced tea from the leaves of the tree rising on the swampy southeast coast of Australia that tasted like nutmeg.
The scent is soothing, but after getting used to it, others are fond (or at least tolerant) of the fragrance. Through time, the information on the numerous benefits of Melaleuca has spread throughout the world, lead to its widespread usage today.
Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Bottle Depicting the Typical Color of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Tea Tree Oil smells medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy and herbaceous.
Native to Southeast Queensland, New South Wales, Australia's northeast coast. In New South Wales, many of these plantations are located.
Over the past decades, its reputation has evolved as an alternate and supportive care in other parts of the world. In cosmetics, topical remedies and household products, tea tree oil is commonly found today.
Tea Tree Essential Oil acts as a natural, anti-microbial, non-toxic air freshener that removes bacteria, viruses and mold from the environment as a disinfecting air spray.
Melaleuca is most widely distributed in Australia with around 250 species. Melaleuca oil, or Tea Tree oil, is extracted from Melaleuca shrubs or trees leaves that, when rubbed, have a strong aroma.
Melaleuca essential oil is manufactured through the steam distillation process, where steam and pressure are used to release the plant's chemical components — the essential oil is withdrawn.
Due to the herbaceous, green aroma of Tea Tree oil, it blends well with other vital and refreshing essential oils such as Peppermint, Eucalyptus or Lemon. Make sure to add Tea Tree oil to the mix when you want a fresh, green, revitalizing diffuser blend.