Tea Tree Hydrolat
Available in 100ml
Tea Tree - Melaleuca alternifolia
Has a long history of use for almost every ailment for the Aboriginal people of Australia and is used in much the same way as lavender is in Europe – for everything!
This small elegant tree grows in Australia and is farmed specifically for its essential oil, with the hydrolat being a pleasant by-product. Legend has it that the tree got its name when Captain Cook first discovered Australia and asked his crew members to make him a cup of tea with the leaves of the plant. Although the tea did not taste particularly good, the name has stuck. The essential oil and hydrolat come from the distillation of the grey-green leaves.
Tea Tree has a long history of use for almost every ailment for the Aboriginal people of Australia and is used in much the same way as lavender is in Europe – for everything! Tea tree oil and hydrolat are useful for keeping clean and for helping the irritation of insect bites.
Antiseptic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral.
Gargle, mouthwash for sore throat, coughs, gingivitis and cough syrup when combined with honey. Dilute in a douche for thrush, candidiasis and reproductive or urinary tract infections, cleanses all cuts, scrapes and wounds.
Hydrolats are the aromatic waters produced by the steam distillation of botanical material, usually during the production of essential oils. Hydro means water and lat comes from the word for milk, because when fresh these waters can be cloudy or milky from the suspended soluble plant extracts.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. They contain only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material plus microscopic drops of the essential oils. They may be used undiluted without problems but it is usually unnecessary as they are just as effective in dilution – less can be more! Generally calming and soothing.
Use hydrolats as facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.
Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath.
Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to ease everyday stresses and strains. For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for warm, use a warm cloth.
For further professional advice on using hydrolats please contact us directly.