The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a small Australian native tree growing to around 7 metres. It grows along streams and in swampy places in New South Wales and Queensland. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stems using steam distillation. With its distinctive medicinal aroma tea tree essential oil is invigorating and is purported to be useful for repelling insects.
Botanical Name Melaleuca alternifolia
Plant Part Leaves and Stems
Actions Invigorating, restoring, stimulating
May Help Infections, inflammation, respiratory problems, cuts and wounds, healing
Fragrance Note Top
Blends with Citrus oils, Clary Sage, Lavender, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood