Tea Tree Oil
melaleuca alternifolia


Tea Tree Oil Overview:

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) is the strongest natural Antiseptic known to man. Known as a broad spectrum product, it destroys positive bacteria, negative bacteria and fungi without any damage to the skin. Tea tree Oil penetrates the skin totally, leaving no oily film, and as it penetrates through the Epidermis, down to the Basal Cell Layer, it kills bacteria on its way. Skin analysis shows that Tea Tree Oil is still active in the fatty cells for 21 to 28 days after Application.

Chemical Composition:

  • Oil, contains more than 48 compounds
    • Main Constituents:
      • 1-terpinen-4-oi *
      • 1,8-cineol *
      • gamma-terpinene
      • p-cymene
      • other terpenes

Australian Standard for "Oil of Melaleuca" Tea Tree.

  • minimum terpinen-4-ol content of 30%
  • maximum 1,8-cineol content of 15%


  • Antiseptic 
  • Antifungal
  • Good penetration, lack of irritation where cineole content is low
  • Effective against:
    • Candida albicans
    • Propionibactenum acne's
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Streptococcus pyrogenes
    • Trichomonas vaginalis Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Clinical Applications and Dosage:

  • Skin infections:
    • broad-spectrum Antiseptic
    • mixes with sebaceous secretions and penetrates Epidermis
    • apply oil two to three times per day
  • Acne:
    • alliterative to benzoyl peroxide
    • less side effects to benzoyl peroxide (dryness, redness, pruritus, stinging, burning)
    • 5% - 7% Tea Tree Oil Gel applied twice daily.
  • Common Foot Problems:
    • tinea pedis (Athlete's Foot) foot irritation & bromhidrosis (severely foul-smelling feet)
    • 7.5% Tea Tree Oil solution massaged into feet daily
  • Fungal Nail Infection
    • 100% Tea Tree Oil applied twice daily with cotton swab.
  • Vaginal Infections:
    • germicidal activity versus Candida albicans and Trichomonas vaginalis
    • 30% emulsified Tea Tree Oil solution with water apply to saturation to tampon and insert twice weekly.
    • for treatment of cervicitis and chronic endocervicitis - trichomonas and candidiasis 
    • daily vaginal douches (1 litre water with 0.4% emulsified Tea Tree Oil)    
    • no reports of irritation, burning, or other side effects noted
  • Cold Sores:
    • mix Tea Tree Oil 10:1 by volume with Carrier Oil and dab on affected area as soon as new cold sore starts to tingle
  • Nits:
    • eggs of head lice on the hairAdd 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil to regular shampoo or hair rinse and apply daily.  

  How does Avre Tea Tree Oil differ?

As with All Avre products, quality is of paramount importance. The key to Avre Tea Tree's effectiveness is the ratio of two important chemical constituents present in the Tea Tree Oil: 1,8-Cineole* and Terpinen-4-ol*.   Both of these main constituents of Tea Tree are bactericidal and germicidal however cineole can be a powerful skin irritant, for this reason tea tree oils with low cineole and high terpinen contents are preferred.

The Australian Standard calls for:

  • minimum terpinen-4-ol content of 30%
  • maximum 1,8-cineol content of 15%

With Avre Tea Tree Oil we surpass this minimum Australian standard by a long way with the Terpinen-4-ol contents as high as 37% or more and 1,8-Cineole contents as low as 2,7% percent or less.  This delicate, high purity balance of Cineole/Terpinen ratio in Avre Tea Tree Oil ensures a product that is highly effective yet with a very low possible irritancy factor! But then you would not expect less than that from Avre Natural Health!

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