The Wonders of Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the most powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial natural ingredients known. The oral history of aboriginal Australians tells of healing lakes into which the leaves of the tea tree plant had fallen and decayed over time. And it seems Captain Cook and his men enjoyed tea made from the leaves (hence the name) and noticed its effects. But it was only in the 1920s when the power of the tea tree plant began to be scientifically recognised and studied and since then, a whole host of studies has verified the amazing power of the plant to heal and soothe all sorts of skin conditions.
Australia is still the only place in the world where Tea Tree grows naturally and our very neck of the woods - South East Queensland - is part of the area where it first originated. Tea Tree today is steam distilled into an essential oil to capture its powerful qualities but that also makes it a very potent ingredient and Tea Tree essential oil is poisonous if ingested improperly.
Our Tea Tree Remedy is the only Tea Tree product we know of which is safe if accidentally ingested - so important around the very little ones which we know use our range! In Nanna’s recipe for our Tea Tree Remedy, it is combined with extra virgin cold-pressed macadamia and castor seed oils, and this trio of powerfully protective ingredients is what makes our Tea Tree Remedy a gentle yet extremely effective barrier balm.
Kept in the bag or handily around the house, it’s a family’s go-to balm for all those daily bites, cuts, scrapes and itches which take place. Extremely soothing too on rashes, including nappy rash, every family needs a jar!