Essential Oil Spotlight: Melaleuca

(Tea Tree)


From spring cleaning to cosmetic care, Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the most versatile essential oils. Hailing from Australia, the melaleuca plant was a daily necessity for the early natives. The Aborigines would crush the leaves and inhale the scent of the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing or apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. As time progressed, the knowledge of melaleuca’s numerous benefits spread worldwide. Also known as “tea tree” oil, Melaleuca is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Few people know, however, that it promotes healthy immune function* and protects against environmental and seasonal threats as well.

How to Use

Aromatically

  • Diffuse to help cleanse the air in your home.

Topically

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops onto affected area.
  • Combine with facial cleanser or moistur-izer for added cleansing property.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Add a drop to your shampoo each wash to help keep your hair strong and healthy.

Internally

  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*

Distillation Method: Steam

Sourcing Origin: Australia

Plant Part: Leaf

Interesting Fact

Bungawalbin Creek in Australia is surrounded by Australian tea trees and is held sacred by the Aborigines. As the sticky tea tree oil leaves fell into the creek, they created waters that natives still consider “magical healing waters” today.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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