Essential Oil – Tea Tree
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Tea Tree Essential Oil
Latin Name Melaleuca Alternifolia
A sweet, spicy-green very clinical fragrance.
The name derives from its local usage as a type of herbal tea, prepared from the leaves. IT is effective against all three varieties of infectious organisms; bacterial, fungal and viral.
The tea was consumed to ward off both medical and spiritual ailments. Part of the Melaleuca family related to Niaouli. With a long history of use by the Aboriginal people of Australia, tea tree has taken on some of the strongest synthetic medicines and won.
Tea tree is an immuno-stimulant and assist the body to defend itself against arthritis, cystitis, dental care, hair care, head lice, insect bites, respiratory disorders, muscular aches and pains.
Effect on skin
Best used on oily or problem skin e.g. Abscess, acne, athletes' foot, boils, blisters, bruises, burns, cuts, dandruff and dermatitis.
Citronella, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Myrrh, Orange, Rosemary.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.