Melaleuca, or more commonly known as “tea tree,” has limitless therapeutic applications and 90 different compounds. When applied to the skin, this oils regenerative and cleansing properties aid in promoting immune function and against environmental or seasonal threats. Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant, Melaleuca enhances other oils it is blended with, such as cypress, lavender, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, and all citrus oils, it enhances their properties and creates harmony with them.
Affecting the Muscles and Bones, Skin, Immune and Respiratory Systems, Melaleuca has been used historically by the Aborigines to heal skin infections, wounds, and cuts. It has the antiseptic power of phenol, but is twelve times more powerful providing strong-immune building properties. In France, they use it to fight digestive issues, sore throats and periodontal disease, vaginal thrush, athlete’s foot, rashes and skin healing.
The medicinal, fresh, woody aroma promotes purity and cleansing when dispersed aromatically. Melaleuca can be applied topically without dilution on the area of concern or to reflex points. When taken internally, combine one drop oil in 1 tsp of honey, in 4 oz of beverage, or within a capsule. Repeated use can possibly cause contact sensitization, so watch affected areas closely.