Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation Parts Used: Leaves and Twigs Country of Origin: Australia
Aroma: Warm, Fresh and Spicy-Camphoraceous
Tea tree oil is known to be diluted with a carrier oil and applied topically for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, lice, scabies, athletes foot, and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections. Some additional benefits to include but not limited to are;
Lighten the appearance of scars and razor burn relief
Clean and improve hair scalp conditions
Used on Horses to treat rain scald, ringworm and wounds to prevent infections
Great to clean and sanitize surfaces
Make chemical free mouthwash
Known to be an effective mold treatment
Oil Specific: Tea tree oil contains varying amounts of 1,8–cineole, a skin irritant that may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The rashes are usually mild and itchy, but may also lead to blistering. Serious allergic reactions may also occur. DO NOT swallow or ingest tea tree oil. It may cause severe reactions, such as rashes, blood cell abnormalities, diarrhea, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, hallucinations and ataxia (loss of muscle control in the arms and legs). Tea tree oil may also be toxic to pets if ingested. Veterinary toxicologists found that large amounts of undiluted tea tree oil applied to the skin of cats and dogs caused a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction. If you are allergic to eucalyptol, use TTO with caution, as many formulas are mixed with eucalyptol. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not apply to sensitive tissues. Not intended for children six years of age or younger.
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