Tea Tree Oil
Small tree that in native to northeast coastal region of New South Wales,
Australia. Fruits grow in clusters and white flowers bloom in
acne skin pathogens (Staph. aureus, Staph. epidermidis
hair, nail or mucous infections
vaginal yeast infections (takes 4-6 weeks for symptom
possible trichomonal vaginitis
Action: Major constituent is terpin-4-ol
(40%), also includes eucalyptol,
cneole, and various phenylpropanoids. Produces antimicrobial, antiseptic, and disinfectant activity.
Apply topically 1-2 times daily in concentrations of .4 - 100%.
Precautions/Adverse Reactions: May
cause contact dermatitis or eczema.
to melaleuca oil, or those prone to contact dermatitis. Pregnant
and lactating women.
Encourage patients to
place a small amount of
oil on normal skin to check before applying to total
for worsening skin conditions
Do not use undiluted oil on babies or toddlers, as little as 5 ml
would be toxic for a small child. Do not use during pregnancy
Do not take
Warn patients that oil concentrations vary greatly.