Tea Tree essential oil - Melaleuca alternifolia - Australian
In the aboriginal history of Australia, the leaves of Melaleuca were used as a herbal tea, which has given the common name tea tree oil to the Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil is produced by water or steam distillation of the leaves and twigs. Two main origins are traded in large volumes; China and Australia. The total production can vary wildly from year to year as the plants are prone to suffer from drought conditions or the fields are subject to floodings, especially in Australia. The market price is therefore quite volatile.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodYear round
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorsspicy, warm, pine, terpene, nutmeg
Common Applicationsmint, herbal, nutmeg, pine
AppearanceColourless to pale yellow liquid
Optical Rotation+4.0 to +12.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4750 - 1.4820
Specific Gravity @20℃0.890 - 0.906
Flash Point ℃60°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.