For centuries Tea Tree essential oil has been beloved for its countless wellness and beauty benefits. Today it’s one of the beauty industry’s favorite essential oils. Tea Tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, native to Australia; the tree is part of the Myrtaceae botanical family.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Melaleuca alternifolia
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Myrtaceae
REGIONS FOUND: Australia, France, South Africa
PLANT PART USED: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
YL REGION: Most Young Living Tea Tree essential oil comes from Australia and South Africa.
Tea Tree essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.
FAQ – Tea Tree Oil from Young Living
Q: Can pure, unrefined, 100% tea tree oil be toxic?
A: When Tea Tree oil is used as directed it is not considered toxic. However, when using oils or supplements please be sure and follow the direction on the label, and always consult your health care provider before using any product or if you begin to have a reaction.
Q: What is Terpineol and how much of it is in Young Living’s melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil?
A: Terpineol is an isomeric alcohol that is naturally occurring in essential oils such as Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree).
Q: What percentage of camphor is contained in tea tree?
A: There are no detectable amounts of camphor in tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia).
The health benefits of tea tree or melaleuca essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an c, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrizant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and a sudorific substance.
The essential oil of tea tree is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of tea tree, which has the botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia. The tea tree is native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales, in Australia, which is why it is such a popular essential oil in that country. However, its impressive qualities have spread to other parts of the world, so it can now be found internationally. 13 Amazing Uses of Tea Tree Oil | Organic Facts
Complementary and alternative medicines such as tea tree (melaleuca) oil have become increasingly popular in recent decades. This essential oil has been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an array of products. The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions of the oil. This review summarizes recent developments in our understanding of the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of the oil and its components, as well as clinical efficacy. Specific mechanisms of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action are reviewed, and the toxicity of the oil is briefly discussed. Read more…