Tea Tree Oil
Native to Australia and now successfully cultivated in other countries such as South Africa and China, Tea Tree Oil has been used for centuries in homeopathic remedies for a variety of ailments. Tea Tree Oil's antimicrobial properties were first documented in 1920's by Arthur Penfold. Tea Tree Oil is believed to have antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflamatory, and anti-viral properties, ideal for a multitude of uses.
Increasing consumer interest in natural and organic products for personal care and cleaning have helped bring the attributes of Tea Tree Oil mainstream consumer consciousness.
Tea Tree Oil is commonly used in soaps, shampoos, acne control products, dental hygiene products, toothpaste, deodorant, and pet care products. It can also be useful in an array of cleaning products in both household and commercial/industrial applications.
Harvesting and distilling Tea Tree Oil
Grown primarily in New South Wales and Northern Queensland, Tea Tree Oil is harvested year round.
The foliage and branches are steam distilled to produce Tea Tree Oil.
APPEARANCE: Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid ODOR: Warm, fresh, spicy, camphoraceous odor