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Essential Oil Spotlight: Tea Tree (Melaleuca)


Tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees.

This essential oil has strong immune-building properties. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic.

Historically, tea tree leaves have been used for centuries to heal cuts, wounds, and skin problems. The French use it to treat athlete’s foot, bronchitis, colds, diarrhea, flu, and sore throat.

Other conditions can possibly be aided by the use of tea tree essential oil, such as acne, burns, candida, cold sores, digestive issues, infections, and wounds. It is a stimulant and encourages tissue regeneration.

The aromatic influence of tea tree promotes cleansing and purity. It has a fresh, woody, and earthy odor.

It can be diffused or used topically and is approved by the FDA as a food additive when used sparingly.

See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils to learn more about tea tree essential oil and many other pure essential oils.

Source:  Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2017 Edition, pp. 144–45.

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