Tea Tree Oil and Tea Tree Oil Soap Uses :
Acne, Athletes Foot, Boils, Bee stings, Small cuts, Coughs, Dandruff, Head Lice, Fungal Infections, Itchy Skin, Sore Joints, Lacerations, Muscle Relief, Mouth Wash, Mouth Ulcers, Nose Congestion, Oily Skin, Pet Care, Rashes, General Skin Problems and Throat Pain. Please ensure correct usage of the product for each ailment.
CAUTION : Please keep away from children. Keep away from the eyes.
New Zealand tea tree is the common name for Leptospermum scoparium and Leptospermum/Kunzia ericoides known as Manuka and Kanuka in Maori.
The leaves contain Leptospermone, an antibiotic agent. It was first called Tea Tree by the expedition of Captain Cook, Banks and Botanist Dr Solanger who identified the plant and established it's use when moored in Mercury Bay in 1769.
New Zealand Coromandel Mountains Tea Tree Oil Company Limited, also in Mercury Bay, extracts the oil from naturally occuring from unsprayed wild plants by a natural process that does not involve crushing or high-heat treatment.
The oil extracted contains 120 elements and can be utilised herbally. Undiluted oil is used for relieving pain and stiffness in muscles, joints and limbs as well as for topical application for cold sores acne and boils. The low density of the oil from kanuka permits tissue penetration. Rapid relief from pain lasts for some hours and from stiffness of joints several weeks.
Dilutions of tea tree oil may be used to treat abrasion and as a gargle for throat and mouth infections. Tea Tree Oil is especially effective against bee stings, as the oil is an alkaline which nullifies the acidic effect of stings.
Original research on the therapeutic properties of manuka and kanuka has been conducted by Professor IR Dr D.F.Merz Agr.Sc., who supervised and directed the New Zealand Tea Tree Oil Project now producing the New Zealand Coromandel Mountains Tea Tree Oil Co. Ltd.'s oil.
Further information is available on Wikipedia
Tea Trees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum