DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION


Tea Tree is used commonly in many fragrances but it has recently been found in a wide range of personal care products.  It is very popular to market Tea Tree for its purported health and wellness benefits.   Tea Tree is steam distilled from the leaves of a tree that grows throughout eastern Australia.  Much of the production of this oil is from wild trees but ranchers will maintain some populations for the purpose of oil production.  It is a smaller tree that grows in wetter areas regions. In addition to the favored Australian variety, it is also produced in southern China in very large quantities and regularly used in the United States as an insect repellent.

Botanical Name

Melaleuca alternifolia


Aroma & Flavor
Aroma & Flavor

Tea tree has a sharp, terpenic, medicinal odor that is very easy to detect and identify.


EXTRACTION

Steam Distillation


Physical Properties

Pale yellow mobile liquid


Principle Constituents

Terpinene-4-ol, gamma-Terpinene, alpha-Terpinene


FEMA

3902


Regions

Australia - China




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LATEST PERSPECTIVE POSTING

Sep, 2019

The real effects of the recent drought and frost are now coming to fruition, as it is realized that volumes are down nearly 25%.   Good carry-over stocks are keeping prices stable at the moment, but it is not known how long this will last and will depend on demand over the next few months.

Organic Tea Tree Oil remains scarce with high prices for those who can find it.


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Harvest Schedule


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