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Tea tree essential oil

Commonly known as: Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (INCI), Tea Tree Essential Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Essential Oil.
Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam distillation.
Family: Myrtaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Native to Australia, now widespread in the United States, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, China and South Africa.
Flowering: From July to August.
Provenance, origin: South Africa.
Phytochemical composition: Terpinen-4-ol, alpha-pinene, sabinene, gamma-terpinene, 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), alpha-terpinene, paracymene, terpinolene, limonene, linalool, p-cymene, aromadendrene, terpineol, geraniol, citral.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear, mobile liquid; Colour: Colourless to pale yellow; Scent: Woody, aromatic, terpenic.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.885-0.906.
Benefits: Antioxidant, fragrant, anti-inflammatory, purifying, antibacterial, cleansing, toning, protective.
Concerns: All skin typologies and especially combination to oily, blemish-prone and breakout-prone skin; All hair types and especially scalps with dandruff.



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Store at room temperature, in a dry place, away from light and heat.

Contraindications and Precautions for Use

Potentially allergenic. Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for children.Don’t use pure essential oils on your skin or on mucous membranes. Essential oils shouldn’t be applied around or in the eyes or ears.

Important: It’s best to test essential oils before using them (put two drops on the inside of your elbow and wait at least 24 hours to see if your skin reacts).

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The tea tree owes its name to the navigator James COOK who made a kind of tea from the leaves when he arrived in Australia. The tea tree and the tea plant are often considered to be the same: the tea plant belongs to the Theaceae family and comes from Asia, while the tea tree belongs to the Myrtaceae family and is native to Australia. The aborigines have been using the leaves of the tea tree for thousands of years to treat various everyday ailments such as sore throats, colds, fevers, as well as their wounds, either by inhaling the essence or by infusing the leaves to drink the tea. Because of its antiseptic effectiveness, tea tree was reserved for wounded soldiers in the 1940s. Also, the men in charge of harvesting its leaves were exempted from military service.