The oil is pale yellow or olive green, spicy aroma. Obtained by distillation of the leaves with water vapor. Yield of oil is small, only 2%. The oils are monoterpenes, diterpenes, cineole, as well as components that are almost nowhere else, such as viridifloren, alligeksanoat.
In the psycho-emotional sphere tea tree oil helps to quickly perceive and remember information, take a quick sound decisions, cope with the hysteria and panic.
In the cosmetic field, in particular in dermatology, tea tree oil is effective in various inflammations of the skin, helps to cope with ulcers and acne, dermatitis and eczema cures and relieves irritation, redness, itching, swelling, strengthens the hair and eliminates dandruff. Tea tree oil is very useful in the treatment of oily problem skin.
As a strong antiseptic tea tree oil helps to cope with viral and bacterial infections. It activates the body's immune system. It is an ideal tool in dentistry: cleans plaque from the teeth and tongue, removes unpleasant smell. In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it is recommended for diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Good heals wounds and abrasions, helps with bruises and sprains.
It is used in the form of baths (8-10 drops per bath), compresses, gargling (3-5 drops in a glass of warm water), inside (2-3 drops per cup of tea).
But using tea tree oil, you must be very careful, especially for children up to three years. Adults may also arise in the skin irritation, in this case it is better to use a diluted base oil. There are contraindications: this idiosyncrasy oil before use should make a test for allergies.
Tea tree oil combined with some other essential oils, such as cloves, lavender, geranium, cinnamon enhances their effect.