Tea Tree Hydrosol

Regular price $22.25

               
Tea Tree Hydrosol

 

COA

Botanical binomial: Melaleuca alterifolia

Family: Myrtaceae

Country of Origin: Australia

Part of plant used in production: Leaves and stem

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: A tall shrub or small tree with hairless leaves that are prominent in oil glands. It bears fluffy, white flowers during blooming season.
Characteristics: Tea tree hydrosol has a sharp smell reminiscent of the essential oil. It is fairly stable, having a shelf life of fifteen months or more! 
Properties: Anti-septic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral. 
Constituents: α-Pinene, β-Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, α-Phellandrene, α-Terpinene, Limonene, Cineole, δ-Terpinene, Para-Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Terpinenol, and α-Terpineol.
Uses:

Mouthwash or gargle Tea Tree hydrosol for sore throat, coughs, or gingivitis. Add honey and essential oils to make a cough syrup. Snuff a few drops up the nose for allergies and sinus congestion. Combine with peppermint to make a spray for bad breath. Can be applied directly on the skin to cleanse cuts, scrapes, and wounds. Combine with lavender for children's skin. Clears fungal infections through soaking the affected area.

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, Yarrow essential oils or hydrosols
Interesting Facts: Tea tree trees were planted in Florida to help clear swamp waters and are now considered pests.  
Safety: Safe to use directly on skin and internally in controlled quantities.