Quality The biotope of origin of the Tea Tree is the New South Wales region of Australia. Aboriginal tradition has revealed its virtues as a healing tree. And, the species has become well acclimatised in eastern South Africa. Botanical family: Myrtaceae Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia Other names: Tea tree, Melaleuca Origin: Africa Cultivation : Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control Part used: leaf Production method: steam distillation Quality: 100% pure, natural, integral and chemotyped Olfactory notes: earthy, slightly woody, fresh Main constituents Monoterpenols: terpinene 1-ol-4, terpineol Monoterpenes: paracymene, terpinene Terpene oxides: 1.8 cineole Sesquiterpenes Our opinion A must-have to always have with you, to strengthen your natural defences, to treat a small skin imperfection, to disinfect your hands, to whiten your teeth (1 drop on the toothpaste)... and also perfect for the ecological maintenance of your home! Precautions for use • Pregnant women: preferably avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy. • Tea tree oil is well tolerated and there are no known contraindications. It is non-dermocaustic, gentle on the skin and mucous membranes and is one of the only oils that can be applied undiluted; in the case of regular use, it is preferable to dilute it systematically. • However, it should be checked that this essential oil is sensitive to oxidation; oxidised, it becomes irritating to the skin. The elbow test is a wise precaution to check this point. • Keep out of reach of children. • Avoid contact with the eyes.