E-673 - Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Oily, earthy, flat scent.
Historical Folklore Application
Used for thousands of years by Aboriginal people, this oil has long been thought to be a great antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal. The Journal of Hospital Infections found tea tree oil as a body wash to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus better than commercially available products (see JHI Vol 46, Issue III, pgs. 236-237- 11/00.) Mild enough to be applied directly to the skin for insect bites, pimples, scrapes and abrasions.
Botanical Name:Melaleuca alternifolia
Also Known As:Narrow Leaf Paperbark Tree
Plant Part Used:Steam distilled from leaves.
Aroma:Medicinal, Camphoraceious, Sharp
Blends With:Pine, Ravensare, Thyme, Tea Tree, German Chamomile, Geranium, Litsea Cubeba, Yuzu
How Used:Oily, earthy, flat scent.