Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree is native to Australia and New Zealand.
- Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Tea Tree is a relative of Lemon Tea Tree, but is very different in its aroma and application.
- Chemistry: Tea Tree is mainly comprised of monoterpenes (α-terpinene, γ-terpinene) and monoterpene alcohols (terpinen-4-ol).
- Digestive: helps with the symptoms of infections and oral care
- Immune System: supports immunity
- Respiratory: soothes seasonal ailments and inflammations; soothes ear infections
- Skin: soothes inflamed, infected, and irritated skin conditions
- Pregnancy: Is used to support the immune system, clogged milk ducts, hemorrhoids, and infections. Tea Tree is not to be used during labor.
- Babies & Children: helps with infections, respiratory support, and inflamed skin conditions
- Spiritual: Supports the Throat chakra associated with expression and communication.
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note with a warm balsamic aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Tea Tree can last up to 44 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Camphoraceous
- Blends well with: Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Eucalyptus, Green Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon, Manuka, Monarda, Nerolina, Ravintsara, Rosalina, Rosemary, Saro, Scots Pine, Spike Lavender, thyme ct borneol
- Tea Tree is high in terpinen-4-ol and eucalyptol and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.
Products Using Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.