Description of Tea Tree Oil

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 of Tea Tree Oil

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


MARKET INFO


Latest Market Info: Feb, 2021

Australian crop will start as early as March this year, depending on demand. However, weather conditions and rainfall will determine the exact timing of the crop. Demand and pricing remain stable.




Harvest Schedule of Tea Tree Oil

ALL YEAR



Mar, 6th



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