Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – with a fresh, crisp aroma, helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed.This oil includes naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene.
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.
- Cleanse Skin – dab a little bit of Melaleuca alternifolia on a blemish, and the cleansing properties will have it cleared up in no time
- Supports Healthy Skin – Melaleuca alternifolia pairs very well with coconut oil, especially when tending to to sensitive bottoms!
- Diffuse Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) to cleanse and purify the air and support your immune system
- Super-Charge Your Body Wash – you know that gunky feeling you get when your soap or cleansing gel just isn’t doing the job? Add a few drops of Melaleuca alternifolia, and voom. It’ll cleanse like nothing else!
- Make Deodorant Do Double Duty – If you make your own homemade deodorant, adding a little Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) gives it a brand-new awesomeness.
- Add to Your Shampoo – Try adding some Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) to supercharge your shampoo and support a healthy scalp!
- Diffuse with Lemon – Add about 10 drops to any diffuser with Lemon and you have a wonderful purifying scent great for year round support!
- Freshen and deodorize your rugs. Combine a few drops each of Melaleuca Alternifolia and Lavender with ¼ cup baking soda. Leave mixture overnight to let the oils absorb into the baking soda, and then sprinkle over rug and vacuum immediately. (As a bonus, your vacuum will smell fresher, too!)