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Wellness Wednesdays_EP 4 Melaluca

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Melaleuca alternifolia is more commonly recognized by the name tea tree oil, so named by Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779), because he often used it in his tea.

Melaleuca alternifolia oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree, yielding an oil with a crisp, herbaceous, green, leathery aroma, and high in the chemical compounds of α- & γ-terpinenes and terpinen-4-ol. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties.  

  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
  • Soothes minor skin irritations
  • Promotes a clear, healthy complexion
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
  • Helps purify and freshen the air