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Herbal Extract - Tea Tree Powder
Tea Tree Powder
Tea Tree Powder (Melaleuca alternifolia pulve)
Tea tree oil is an aboriginal Australian traditional medicine for bruises, insect bites, and skin infections. It was rediscovered in the 1920s as a topical antiseptic that is more effective than Phenol
Tea Tree Powder is used as an exfoliant in skin care products, retaining the unique properties of tea tree oil while adding mild abrasive action and texture to skin care formulations.
The milled leaves produce a light green fine powder with an odour characteristic of tea tree oil.
Tea Tree Powder is suited to a broad range of cosmetic, personal care and health care applications where gentle abrasion is required and is an excellent exfoliant, providing a gentle abrasive action. It is a light cleanser, being mildly antibacterial and environmentally friendly .
A gentle exfoliating action helps unblock pores and remove dirt, grime and excess dermal flaking. The added therapeutic properties of Australian tea tree make it ideal for use in the care of problem skins.
It can be used in facial cleansers, creams and soap products and to add texture to cosmetics and toiletries and is a major ingredient in Wildcrafted Skin Renewal Gel.
The Essential oil contains a range of terpenes and sesquiterpenes. Its actions are primarily Anti-microbial.
The indications are many - The essential oil of Tea Tree is an important anti-microbial. An undoubtedly useful oil, it has attracted to itself the modern equivalent of the old snake oil sales 'persons'! Claims are being made that have a kernel of truth to them but are exaggerated for promotional reasons. The claims may be true, but get the evidence and make up your own mind.
A list of conditions that Melaleuca oil has been suggested for include:
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