The key to tea tree essential oil’s effectiveness is the ratio of two constituents: cineole and terpinene. Although these constituents are bactericidal and germicidal, cineole can be a powerful skin irritant. Therefore, tea tree oils with low cineole and high terpinene contents are preferred.
Clary sage, geranium, and marjoram essential oils sweeten tea tree’s aroma, and spice oils like nutmeg and cinnamon increase its warm, woody notes.
In addition to home care products, tea tree essential oil is also used in a variety of body care products such as salves, balms, purifying and detoxifying masks, and skin-protecting oils, gels, and sprays. It’s also used in scalp and hair recipes.
Tea tree essential oil is generally considered a middle note.
There are so many ways to use essential oils! The above-suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion, or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use. suggested uses
Quick Tip Combine 24 drops with 2 fluid ounces water in a spray bottle for a simple room spray.
Recipe Tea Tree Hand Gel
24 drops Aura Cacia Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 fluid ounces aloe vera gel
2-ounce amber glass bottle
In bottle, combine essential oil and aloe vera gel. Rub generously into hands.