About the plant:
Unlike the name suggests, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant commonly associated with tea as a beverage. Neither is it related to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of the Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, which has the botanical name Melaleuca Alternifolia. The tea tree is native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales, in Australia, which is why it is such a common and popular essential oil in that country. However, its impressive qualities have spread to other parts of the world, so it can no be found internationally.
How to use essential oils:
- Diffuse: Use a few drops in your essential oil diffuser.
- Internal: Do your research! It is suggested that you do not ingest Tea Tree oil no matter how diluted.
- Topical: Dilute 1-2 drops with another oil and rub on desired areas.
- Home: Mix 1-4 drops with water and spray to clean and disinfect.