Ti-tree - Melaleuca alternifolia - Australia
Family: Myrtaceae (shrubs and trees)
Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves
Volatility: Top note
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow
Aroma: Pungent, medicinal
Monoterpenes (35-70%) – y-terpene (9-29%) a-pinene (3%), a-terpinenes (8-10%), cymene,
Sesquiterpenes ((8-22%) – a-phelladrene (1-2%), b-caryophellene (1-2%), aromdrene (3-7%)
Alcohols : Monoterpenic (45-55%): terpineol (25%), a-terpineol (3.5%)
Oxides : 1-8 cineole (2-15%)
Cautions / Safety Data
Use in low concentrations as it may irritate skin. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Is considered by many to have very strong antiseptic and anti-microbial properties. Is revered for being helpful with oily skin.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.