Tea Tree essential oil is one of the few oils that is only cultivated in its native place: Australia, mainly in Queensland and New South Wales. The plant is a small tree with needle-like leaves and fluffy white flower masses. True Tea Tree is extracted using steam or water distillation from the leaves and twigs of the tree.
The spicy and camphoraceous aroma of Tea Tree essential oil is very distinct. Many people consider the pale yellowy-green liquid to have a medicine odour that can be improved by blending it with citrus oils like Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, and Bergamot. Tea Tree essential oil’s long list of therapeutic benefits include those of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, expectorant, fungicidal, and parasiticide.
Physically, Tea Tree essential oil is extremely useful. It can work just as effectively as benzoyl peroxide to fight acne when applied to the face with coconut oil or raw honey. Tea Tree also makes a great addition to shampoos and conditioners because it can moisturise the scalp, remove dandruff, and even prevent lice. More than anything else, Tea Tree essential oil is known for its ability to fight off infection, fungus, and bug bites. Its antimicrobial power makes it perfect to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, and its natural antibiotic abilities help to fight any sort of infection, including respiratory and sinus problems.
In addition to physical benefits, Tea Tree is also a valuable cleaning tool. Just 15 drops of Tea Tree oil and 15 drops of Lemon oil with 1 cup of water and half a cup of vinegar can clean and disinfect household surfaces. It can even kill mould if sprayed directly on the mould or diffused into the infested room.
Known as “The King of Eucalyptus”, Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil has been known for its therapeutic qualities throughout history. According to old English folklore, an early English settler nearly cut off his thumb with an axe but was saved by his father, who used his knowledge of Aboriginal folk medicine to apply a bandage of eucalyptus leaves around the cut. Reports of the incredible healing power of eucalyptus spread rapidly throughout Australia, and by the 1850s Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil was first distilled near Melbourne.
The Eucalyptus tree is a small multi-trunked tree that grows naturally in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. It actually belongs to the same family, Myrtacae, as the Tea Tree, and has extensive root systems that act as reservoirs for moisture and nutrients. Eucalyptus Radiata oil is extracted using steam distillation of the leaves and green branches, which produces a clear oil with a soft Eucalyptus aroma and woody undertones.
Pure Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil is popular for its properties that range from antibacterial and anti-inflammation to anti-infectious and expectorant. It’s considered gentle enough to accommodate nearly any therapeutic use.
Emotionally, Eucalyptus Radiata can stimulate mental activity and increase blood flow to the brain because its aroma is so cool and refreshing. Many people enjoy diffusing it to eliminate exhaustion and rejuvenate the spirits.
Physically, this oil is best utilised to combat respiratory problems, stimulate the immune system, and relieve pain. For cold or flu symptoms, inhaling Eucalyptus oil can kill bacteria in the respiratory tract and open up airways for easier breathing.
Furthermore, this oil boosts the immune system when inhaled as well by allowing the body’s white blood cells to absorb necessary nutrients.