Our knowledge on Tea Tree (melaleuca alternifolia) is based on a long history of use by the aboriginal people of Australia. Known to be highly antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti- fungal, and a powerful immuno stimulant. It is also an excellent skin cleanser, and for the relief of headaches and respiratory problems. Its aroma is fresh and medicinal.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To boost immunity, try adding 3 drops Tea Tree, 3 drops Lavender, and 2 drops Thyme to 20ml carrier oil and apply as a body massage. Alternatively, diffuse the same drops to 300ml of water in a diffuser.
Safety: Possible sensitization in sensitive or allergy-prone individuals. Not to be used on babies below 6 months. Tea Tree should only be used neat on skin in times of emergency First Aid; otherwise, as with all essential oils, it should be used diluted.