Organic Tea Tree Oil-
Aroma: Spicy, camphorous
Aromatherapy Benefits: Renewing, purifying
Corresponding Element: Fire
Corresponding Planet: Mars
Benefits: Tea Tree oil contains a number of compounds shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These germ fighting properties make it an excellent choice for the medicine cabinet. It can be used a hand sanitizer, insect repellent, and natural deodorant. its antiseptic properties make it useful for disinfecting cuts and wounds. It may also reduce inflammation and trigger white blood cell activity to help promote the healing process. It makes an excellent acne treatment, helping to reduce the amount and overall severity of acne, and can also aid in the treatment of both nail and foot fungus. Used as a mouthwash, it will combat bad breath, and it can be added to shampoo to help control dandruff. It will also soothe skin inflammation from contact dermatitis and help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.
Energetic Uses: Used to relieve anxiety and sorrow and eliminate weakness, tea tree helps rid the physical and energetic body of fear and panic and contributes to rational decision making. It uplifts the mood and increases self-confidence. Tea tree restores and revitalizes the chakras and energy field to their natural vibratory frequencies, and protects against energetic attacks and aggression.
History and Folklore: Tea tree leaf has a long history of medicinal use by the indigenous peoples of Australia, where their legends describe a 'magic lake' with healing powers surrounded by tea trees. Referred to as 'magic healing oil' by the Australian army during world war two, all supplies were commandeered to equip each soldier with his own bottle. Due to a number of recent studies and clinical trials confirming its antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-protozoal properties, it has become widely used in body and skincare products throughout the world.
Primary Chakra Activation: 3rd (solar plexus), 5th (throat)
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.