The essential oil is obtained by steam-distillation of the branches and leaves.
Tea tree was given its name by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea from the leaves of the tea tree growing on the southeast Australian coast.
We are only just discovering what the Australian aborigines have always known about the marvellous potential of this oil.
Tea Tree oil has a strong medicinal odour, but don't be put off by this.
It is an extremely effective antiseptic.
May cause allergic reaction in some individuals.
Tea Tree oil quality can usually be identified by its unpleasant odour. A sweet smelling Tea tree has usually been adulterated with cineol, the main constituent of Eucalyptus oil, which is also produced locally