Tea tree essential oil is made of Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae) leaves and twigs using the steam distillation method.

Tea tree essential oil has a very intensive, distinctive scent of camphor.

Tea tree essential oils are mostly used to control micro-organisms on skin.

Methods and amounts of use:

Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.

Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.

Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.

After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.

Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.

Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add 2 drops of the essential oil into the bottle of shampoo or 2-3 l of water with some lemon juice.

Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.

Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).

Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.

Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:

Tea tree essential oil includes natural components:  geraniol, limonene, linalool.