What is Tea Tree Essential Oil and what are its benefits?
The essential oil from the leaves and twigs are employed in aromatherapy for relief of cough, colds, and congestion, and topically for its antiseptic action.
Native to Australia, steam-distilled tea tree oil has a history of use among its indigenous people dating back centuries. Employed primarily for its antibacterial properties, the complex mosaic of volatile compounds also exhibits antiviral and antifungal activities. Pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus are among the microorganisms it’s effective against, with promising results for the opportunistic yeast Candida albicans as well.
The mechanism of action is similar for both bacteria and yeast: Volatile components within tea tree oil compromise the structure and selective permeability of the cell membrane. This process also denatures proteins within the cells, leading to their death, and more importantly their ability to multiply and spread throughout the body.
Remember: A little goes a long way with a 1% dilution ratio recommended for topical use.
What does Tea Tree Essential Oil contain?
Ingredients / each drop contains:
|Organic tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) leaf or twig essential oil 100%
|Active compounds: Terpinen-4-ol, alpha‑ and gamma‑terpinene
Does not contain: genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Net volume e = 15 ml.
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