Tea tree essential oil, derived from the leaves of the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia), is a highly regarded and versatile essential oil known for its potent therapeutic properties.
Tea tree essential oil possesses a fresh, medicinal scent with a characteristic camphoraceous and slightly earthy undertone. It is often described as clean and invigorating, though its aroma is strong and distinct.
This essential oil is typically extracted through steam distillation, a process that carefully captures the volatile compounds from the tea tree leaves. Steam distillation preserves the oil's purity and therapeutic efficacy.
Tea tree essential oil is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways, including topical application (when diluted with a carrier oil), aromatherapy, and as an ingredient in skincare, haircare, and household cleaning products.