A characteristic warm, spicy odor. The aroma has also been described as ‘medicinal’.
Many research studies have shown Tea Tree Oil’s efficacy against a wide range of bacteria and fungi. Julia Lawless summarizes the actions of Tea Tree Oil as “Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrizant, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, immuno-stimulant, parsiticide, vulnerary” (The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils). Given the volumes of research and accompanying results it is very difficult to summarize the antimicrobial properties of this wonderful essential oil.
However, of particular note is Tea Tree Oil’s effectiveness in the treatment of acne. In 1990 researchers compared M. alternifolia to conventional acne treatments such as benzoylperodxide. They concluded that although the M. alternifolia was initially slower to act, it had fewer side effects when compared to the benzoylperoxide lotion.
Research has also shown Tea Tree Oil’s effectiveness against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is a very exciting potential for Tea Tree Oil given the issues of MRSA carriage in public buildings such as hospitals and prisons.
Other potential applications include: cuts, wounds, and abrasions; athlete’s foot; dandruff; hand sanitizers; Staph sores; head lice; insect bites; boils; and household cleaners.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Comprised of over 113 distinct constituents.
Major components include: alpha-pinene, sabinene, alpha-terpinen, limonene, para-cymene, 1,8-cineole, gamma-terpineol, terpinolene, terpen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, aromadendrene, delta-cadinene, globulol, and viridflorol
The two most closely monitored components are 1,8-cineole and terpinen-4-ol. There has been debate in the industry over whether high 1,8 cineole levels can cause skin irritancy. For this reason low 1,8-cineole levels are generally preferred. High terpinen-4-ol levels are sought given the antimicrobial properties associated with this constituent.
3 years after date of manufacture
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