Whereas Tea Tree Hydrosol will not be one of many hydrosols I take advantage of regularly, I do recognize its many items. Apparently, I’ve by no means personally notably preferred the odor of both the important oil or the hydrosol, so I’ll usually flip to one of many different aromatics in my equipment earlier than utilizing Tea Tree. Alternatively, I’ve come throughout fairly lots of people who actually just like the odor. No matter reminiscences are hooked up to their expertise of the aroma, additionally they come to the forefront and reinforce their constructive expertise with each the hydrosol and the oil. I do nevertheless like to incorporate tea tree (each the oil and the hydrosol) in disinfectant kind purposes. These embrace cleansing cuts and scrapes, in addition to cleansing toilet and kitchen counters. I may also use it in pimples skincare blends, notably for teenagers. I’ve an article on Tea Tree if you wish to learn extra in regards to the important oil.
Plant Description: Tea Tree is a small tree, rising between 5 – 7 meters excessive. It has slim, tender, alternate leaves and yellowish flowers within the form of bottlebrushes. Its native habitat is restricted to the swamps and watercourses of the subtropical area of New South Wales in Australia. It’s also efficiently cultivated in different places reminiscent of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Vietnam, India, Guatemala, and China.
Historical past/Folklore: Melaleuca alternifolia is certainly one of greater than 30 species of ‘paperbark’ bushes that flourish in Australia. The title ‘Melaleuca’ comes from the Greek ‘melas’ that means black and ‘leukos’ that means white. This refers back to the distinction between the dark-green foliage, which seems black and the free, paper-thin, and really white bark. The Bundjalung aborigines of Australia have utilized poultices of tea tree leaves to cuts, wounds, and pores and skin infections for hundreds of years. Additionally they used the crushed leaves to deal with respiratory issues.
Aroma and Style: Suzanne Catty describes this as smelling like disinfectant. It has a medicinal, sharp, acrid aroma and style. So maybe not one you’ll wish to use for its aroma or style, however invaluable for therapeutic and clearing pores and skin situations.
Stability and Shelf Life: Pretty Secure at fourteen to sixteen months or higher.
pH: 3.9 – 4.3
Makes use of
Tea Tree hydrosol has anti-infectious, antifungal, antiviral, bactericidal, decongestant and stimulating properties.
Suzanne Catty recommends utilizing undiluted tea tree hydrosol topically to cleanse cuts, scrapes, and wounds of all types. For these with youngsters, she suggests combining it with lavender hydrosol and having it available prepared for motion. Add it to a gargle or mouthwash for a sore throat or cough. It us additionally a superb toner for these with pimples, notably teenagers.
I personally discover that by their very nature, hydrosols are notably useful when used energetically. I like to incorporate them in misters and sprays and discover that they’ll make a refined and efficient distinction.
In Dr. Berkowsky’s Religious PhytoEssencing, Tea Tee has the Theme of Invasive Influences, each bodily and emotional. It additionally has a Theme of Protection. When making up an brisk spritzer or mister for somebody who’s experiencing any type of invasive influences contemplate including Tea Tree Hydrosol. It may be very useful in establishing a protection in opposition to these undesirable influences.
Reference Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Important Oils ©1998-2018 Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Analysis, Inc. Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols, The Subsequent Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Arts Press, 2001 Ernst Guenther, The Important Oil, Vol V, 1948 reprinted 1972 Beverley Hawkins, Important Oils and Carriers, Aromatherapy 101, Aromatherapy 201, Aromatherapy 301, 1999-2018