Latin name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Country of origin: Australia
Part of the plant: Leaves and twigs
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, alpha-terpinene
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, calming.
Physical uses: Infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, poor circulation, sore throats, immune support.
Skin care uses: Minor skin infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), oily skin, blemishes, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, cold sores, insect bites and stings, small wounds, dandruff, ringworm, warts.
Psychological uses: Nervous exhaustion, mild depression, mental fatigue.
Subtle uses: Energizes. Promotes confidence.
Notes: Tea Tree is known for its gentle yet powerful, full-spectrum, anti-infectious properties and its support for the immune system.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Nirvana offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of Use
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)