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The Vibrations Of Tea Tree Essential Oil

Updated: Oct 1, 2023




Aroma: medicinal, fresh but penetrating, woodsy, medium earthy, and herbaceous, can be musky and pine-like.


Tea tree or Melaleuca alternifolia is also known as "snake oil" and is used to strengthen the body's natural defenses against skin conditions and support your immune system. Tea tree has a beneficial usage, and it's cultivated all over the world in countries such as Guatemala, France, the United States, Australia, and China and is an extremely popular oil. Tea tree grows best in swamplands and has two chemotypes, which are composed of terpinen-4-ol or terpineol-4, making the oil versatile.


Melaleuca is a Greek word for black and white, which are "Melas" and "Leukos", due to the tree's dark leaves and white bark. Some also call melaleuca snake oil, which has an exciting history. Captain Cook named Melaleuca "tea tree" in 1770 after arriving in Botany Bay, Australia, discovering that the leaves from the tree made for a delicious tea. Melaleuca, or tea tree, served as a tea for medicinal aid to the European settlers.


Snake oil has two stories regarding its origin, the first being Melaleuca, which was used by Australian aborigines to treat snake bites because Australia has more than 100 snake species and the world's most venomous snakes. The second story is that when America was settled, the oil was high in demand, salesmen tainted Melaleuca to greater a greater quantity, and then they were referred to as "snake oil salesmen".


Melaleuca is from the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to Australia with over 200 species; Melaleuca is known for its cleansing and soothing abilities. The trees grow in Woodlands, shrublands, forests, or open forests, often near waterways or swamps, and when cultivated, they are harvested in gardens in Australia and other tropical areas. Melaleuca trees grow from 6 to 98 feet tall, and larger species are also called tea trees, while smaller species are often referred to as honey myrtles.


Tea tree is a popular remedy for common ailments, primarily for foot and toenail fungus. Tea tree has a reputation for its antiseptic properties, which makes it a go-to oil for treating chronic and acute bacterial and fungal infections. There are many studies and research on tea tree oil, and it is effective against Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) amongst other bacteria strains.


Tea tree has also been shown to treat Trichomoniasis, a common vaginitis, and is also suitable for treating oral pathogens in dental health, which shows effects on gingivitis but not plaque. Tea tree also prevents or inhibits cold sores and herpes outbreaks. Its anti-infectious properties make it a balance for sebum production and relieving acne. Tea tree is a decongestant and analgesic pain reliever and helpful in relieving cold and flu symptoms.


Tea tree promotes self-confidence on a psycho-emotional level and assists one in negotiating disagreements with others without feeling threatened. As the oil's reputation for treating snake bites, it is also good in relieving insect and scorpion bites.



Variations of Tea Tree Vibration

Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca linariiflia, Melaleuca uncinta


Melaleuca alternifolia grows to about 10-25 feet and has a papery white bark and dark green needle-like leaves with purple, yellow, or white flowers.


Melaleuca linariifolia reaches a height of 20-35 feet with papery bark, narrow eaves, and white flowers. This tree is also known as narrow-leaved paperbark, snow in summer, and snowstorm.


Melaleuca uncinata reaches a height of 10 feet and has a papery back, needle-like leaves, and brush-like yellow flowers. This tree is also known as broom brush.


Tea Tree (Black)

Melaleuca bracteata, Melaleuca lanceolata, Melaleuca pubescens

The black tea tree is a native of Australia and is an evergreen tree growing on the banks of creeks and rivers. The tree grows to a height of 25 feet and has a black trunk with pointed, narrow leaves and fluffy white flowers.


Melaleuca bracteata is known as the river tea tree and white cloud


Melaleuca lanceolata is known as moonah.


Tea Tree (lemon)

Leptospermum citratum, Leptospermum petersonii (lemon scented tea tree), Leptospermum liversidgei(lemon tea tree)

This tea tree is also native to Australia and can be found along creeks on the edge of a wet forest. The shrubs grow to about 12-20 feet and have lanceolate, lemon-scented, light green leaves and white and pink flowers.



Leptospermum liversidgei(lemon tea tree) is found on low-lying sandy, swampy soils with shrubs growing to 3-10 feet tall with narrow green leaves that are strong with lemon scent and tiny white or pink flowers. They also call this tree swamp may.


Tea Tree (prickly Leaf)

Melaleuca squamophlioa


Vibrational Uses for this oil include:

  • warming

  • improves digestion

  • calming

  • reduces stress and tension

  • relaxes the nerves

  • helpful for meditation

  • vapors help open the sinus and breathing passages

  • mood uplifting

  • euphoric

  • refreshing

  • improves mental clarity and alertness

  • loosens tight muscles

  • relieves pain



Blends Well With:

Black Pepper, Himalayan Cedarwood, lemon, eucalyptus, Ginger, lavender, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.


Blend:

Athlete's foot or Ringworm

2 drops Tea tree

1 drop Lavender

1tsp Carrier oil


Directions:

Place ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix thoroughly to combine, then apply the solution to the affected area with a cotton swab.


Cold and flu relief

2 drops Eucalyptus

2 drops Tea tree

2 drops Lavender

2 drops Peppermint


Directions:

Steam a pan of water with the oils in it, remove the pan from the stove, pour into a bowl, place a towel over your head, and inhale for three to five minutes; keep your eyes shut, as it may sting. You can reheat the water without adding more oils if you do not feel relief. You can also diffuse or make a blend and add it to a carrier oil

Please store it in a dark, cool place and cover it tightly.


Gum Disease:

1 drop Tea tree

1 drop peppermint

1/2 cup distilled water


Directions:

Place ingredients in a small bottle, place a lid over it and shake. Use as usual, swishing for 30-60 seconds, then spit out the solution.



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Safety data: non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitivity | do not use during pregnancy

 

References:

  • — Essential Oils for Acne, Skin Care, Hair Care, Massage and Perfumes: 120 Essential Oil Blends and Recipes for Skin Care, Acne, Hair Care, Dandruff, Massage ... and Essential Oils Beginners Guide Book 3) by Charles Gruger

  • The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia by Carol Schiller and David Schiller


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