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EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: The tea tree, or Melaleuca alternifolia, is a tree native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. The leaves of this tree are steam distilled in order to derive a hydrosol with intense healing capabilities that has been used medicinally for centuries. This oil has a unique and fresh camphoraceous odor. Tea tree hydrosol and oil is rich in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties due to its chemical combination including terpinen-4-ol. Tea tree hydrosol differs from tea tree oil not in its health benefits but rather in its presentation – a hydrosol is a water that is extracted from the leaves via steam distillation in which the healing capabilities and compounds are infused rather than an oil. This hydrosol is excellent when used for wounds and skin conditions including athletes foot to prevent infection and promote healing. It also demonstrates benefits for fighting acne.
Antibacterial and antimicrobial
Treatment of cuts, infections and scars
Can aid in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema