Tea Tree essential oil was first “discovered” by Captain James Cook when made his famous trip around the world. Upon landing in Australia in 1775, Captain Cook used the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree to brew a spicy and refreshing tea. This is where the common name “tea tree” comes from. Since that time, this oil has become a standard in many households for its diverse uses.
What It’s For
Tea tree is extremely versatile in its uses. Use it to cleanse, deodorize, and purify many a room. It is also great for the skin and can clarify your complexion when added to your skincare routine. Additionally, it helps to realign the body’s energy centers, or chakras, and can help with releasing the emotions of guilt and shame. For more ways to use Tea Tree, check out this post.
Terpinen-4-ol is the primary chemical constituent of tea tree. Since it is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, terpinin-4-ol may be an effective treatment for blemishes on the skin.
Who Should Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
With its wide array of uses, this is an essential oil that can be enjoyed by just about everyone. Use it to clean and freshen your home, apply it to beautify your skin, or diffuse it to create a lively (and odor free) atmosphere.
Tea Tree combines well with so many other essential oils to create unique and therapeutic blends. Want to try your hand at mixing up some of your own essential oil blends? Check out this post to get started.
Don’t Have Tea Tree Essential Oil?
You may also like manuka essential oil for its similar cleansing and purifying properties.