Tea Tree Oil:
Tea Tree Plant / tree are 2.0 to 30.0 m long. The leaves are evergreen and green in color, flowers are white to pink color and fruits are small capsule minute seeds. The low of Tea tree oil is used in cosmetic and skin washer. It is used for treatment of skin infection, acne and dandruff.
Tea tree oil is obtained by stem distillation of leaves Melaleuca alternifolia belongs to family myrtaceae. Tea tree oil also called as melaleuca oil. Tea tree oil is Colorless to pale yellow color liquid. It has camphoraceous odor.
Botanical name : Melaleuca alternifolia
Parts used : Leaves
Color : Colorless to pale yellow colour liquid
Perfumery note : Characteristic odour of tea tree
Shelf life : Two years
Density : 0.880 – 0.906
Refractive index : 1.470 – 1.483
Optical rotation : +0.5˚ to +15.0˚
Solubility : Soluble in ethanol and organic solvent
Tea tree oil contains; terpinen 4-ol, gama terpinene, alpha terpinene, 1,8-cineol, alpha terpinolene, alpha terpineol, alpha pinene and para cymene.
18 Most Popular Health Uses and Benefits:-
Ans. Tea tree oil is good for the skin infections such as acne, dry skin, sunburns and rashes of skin.
Ans. it is also good for fungal infections of the nail, lice, scabies, athlete's foot, and ringworm. It also helps to lower the itching effect of insect bites and chicken pox.
Ans. Tea tree oil helps to unclog hair follicles and nourish your roots. It also removes the dandruff and lice.
Ans. Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed. If irritation persist than call the physician.
Ans. Add 8-10 drop of oil into shampoo to prevent lice for adults. Add only 5 drops of oil to the shampoo if you are treating a child for head lice.