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Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree essential oil, with its potent and invigorating scent, is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. This small tree or shrub is native to Australia and has been a treasure in the world of natural remedies and cosmetics for centuries.

Origin 

Tea Tree essential oil hails from the land down under. The Melaleuca alternifolia is indigenous to the swampy southeast Australian coast. The term ‘Tea Tree’ was coined by British sailors in the 18th century, who used the leaves to make a tea-like beverage. Little did they know that this humble tree would later become renowned for its medicinal and cosmetic properties.

History

Tea Tree oil holds a special place in Australian aboriginal culture. For centuries, indigenous Australians have been using Tea Tree leaves for their antiseptic properties to treat cuts, burns, and infections.

During World War II, Tea Tree oil was considered so essential that Australian soldiers were supplied with it as part of their military kits. This wonder oil was used to treat tropical infections and various wounds sustained in combat.

Cosmetic 

Tea Tree oil is a celebrated ingredient in cosmetics, especially for its remarkable skin and haircare properties.

Its antimicrobial properties make it exceptionally effective in purifying the skin by targeting bacteria and reducing inflammation, contributing to clearer skin and a reduction in breakouts. This feature has led to its widespread use as a hero ingredient in acne-fighting products.

The invigorating properties of Tea Tree oil also extend to hair care. By cleansing the scalp and reducing dandruff through its antifungal qualities, it aids in maintaining a healthy scalp. Furthermore, by unclogging hair follicles and nourishing roots, Tea Tree oil is considered to contribute to hair growth and vitality.

The versatility of Tea Tree oil is exemplified by its compatibility with other ingredients. Its inclusion in shampoos, face washes, lotions, and balms is not just a passing trend but a testament to its efficacy. Additionally, the crisp, medicinal aroma adds a sensory dimension that is both refreshing and revitalizing.

Production

Tea Tree essential oil is produced through steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The leaves are harvested, and through the process of distillation, a potent essential oil is extracted.

Due to the concentrated nature of Tea Tree essential oil, it’s advisable to use it with caution and preferably in dilution with a carrier oil. For those with sensitive skin or using it for the first time, a patch test is recommended. As with any essential oil, consulting with a healthcare provider is wise, especially during pregnancy or when using it on children.

Sourcing Tea Tree oil from sustainable and ethical sources not only ensures high quality but also contributes positively to the environmental impact and supports the communities involved in its production.

Goodies with Tea Tree

Castile – Herbal Garden

So, here we are, proudly presenting the bar that has all the properties of the traditional Castile soap. It is extremely delicate, safe even for the skin of new-born babies, yet effective. Cleansing your skin and removing bacteria and viruses without destroying the body’s natural protective barrier. It helps the regeneration of the skin, especially recommended for people struggling with psoriasis, eczema, or acne.

£2.00£8.50



Deodorant

Handmade Natural Vegan Deodorant. Aluminium-free and plastic-free. Holistic and Aromatherapeutic. This Herbal Deodorant is made with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and White Kaolin Clay. It’s perfume- and colourants-free. It’s scented with Tea Tree, Rosemary and Rosewood essential oils. They help control underarm odour related to perspiration. The good news is it won’t block your sweat pores. It prevents bacteria growth under your armpits so there is no odour when sweat appears. If you have never used antiperspirant alternatives, please allow a couple of weeks for your body to adjust and detox. You might experience slightly increased sweating but bear in mind it is transitional.

Original price was: £8.00.Current price is: £7.00.

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