When I first smelled Tea Tree Oil I absolutely hated it. Its aroma was overwhelmingly powerful and quite unappealing. I forget what brand I had smelled but it sure sealed the deal that I would never sniff that stuff again.
A few months ago I was introduced to dōTERRA. The hot topic of yoga mat cleaner surfaced, because I was looking for an alternative for our “all natural” Clorox Wipes. Easy, the answer = a mixture of Melaleuca and water in a spray bottle! I had no idea what Melaleuca was, but I was very open to reducing chemicals in the studio. I read the oil bottle, and with shock, I realized this wonderful solution of Melaleuca was the same thing as Tea Tree Oil. It didn’t smell as potent and I actually kind of enjoyed it…
Needless to say, I now use Melaleuca on my face every day and it has kept my skin clear along with Geranium & Frankincense… and I actually enjoy the scent!
Aroma: Herbaceous, green, medicinal
Sourced From: Australia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Properties: Cleansing, powerful, resolving
♦Fun Fact: The leaves of the Melaleuca Tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to protect against seasonal threats and to promote feelings of clear breathing.
- Melaleuca can be used aromatically, topically, and internally. It is neat, meaning you do not have to blend it with a carrier oil (coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, etc.) before applying it to your skin.
- Known for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Promotes healthy immune system
- Protects against environmental threats
- Body Systems Affected: Skin & Emotional Balance
There you have it, a mini intro to Melaleuca Essential Oil aka Tea Tree Oil. 😀
Check back in next week to find out the primary uses. Learn how to incorporate them into your life on a daily or as-needed basis!
**Disclaimer: I’m basing my articles off of dōTERRA essential oils, however you may be using a different brand if you already have them. Read the label of the oil brand you are using and make sure you follow its guidelines because not all oils are created equal. For example, if your bottle says “do not take internally” then do not take it internally, no matter what I’ve written here. If you would like to purchase dōTERRA’s Melaleuca, click here!
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