The Tea Tree oil has extraordinary characteristics and has been used already for centuries in Australia as natural antibiotic remedy as it was recognized that it has a favourable effect against bacteria, virus and fungus. It excellently fights infections; it is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and has a soothing effect.
This unique combination of various oils of the Tea Tree family uses the benefits of the individual oils and conveys a special character to this oil blend.
The Tea Tree grows exclusively in Australia and its healing powers have been known to the natives of Australia already for thousands of years. They used Tea Tree compresses for the cleansing and healing of wounds, sores and ulcers. The legend goes that when Captain Cook and his men landed on Australian soil for the first time, they used the leaves of this tree to prepare a refreshing drink. Thus they helped to coin the tree's name.
In the twenties of this century the Tea Tree was scientifically investigated and experts found that one kind of the Tea Tree - the Melaleuca alternifolia - possessed antiseptic substances. In the following years Tea Tree oil was used very frequently. Following the Second World War however, chemical drugs pushed aside natural remedies in general and only in the late seventies this gentle healer became of interest again.
Very important for the effect of Tea Tree oil are its components (which may quite vary in nature). There are two components distinguishing high quality Tea Tree oil. Less Cineol it shows the better it is. The quantity of this substance can vary from 3% to 60%. The second component, a so-called guiding substance is the Terpinen-4-ol. Here it is important to a high percentage; it can vary between 27% and 70%.
The Tea Tree oil which we use has a very good quality. Our supplier guarantees the following values for the 2 components of Tea Tree mentioned above:
Nahrin oil common on the market
Cineol - content: 2.5 - 3.5% 6.0 - 15%
Terpinen-4-ol: at least 43% 30.0 - 36%
Our Tea Tree oil - Melaleuca alternifolia - is not blended with more fertile and therefore cheaper kinds of Tea Tree like Melaleuka linariifolia and Melaleuca dissitiflora.
Therapeutically valuable oils are pure Melaleuca alternifolia oils of which the Cineol content is not changed after harvesting (i.e. reduced).
Due to its qualities the Just oil has a very wide range of effect in the antibacterial segment.
Within short time the Australian Tea Tree oil has become a hit among the essential oils and it is rewarded as miracle drug and as all-round oil.
Its effect, however, can even be made stronger if used in a combination with other oils; essential oils, correctly combined, act as supplement and they intensify each other; only together they are capable of showing their complete effect.
Ideally the Tea Tree oil can be supplemented with the following four oils which - in their native country - are also known as Tea Tree oils. These oils are Cajeput, Niaouli, Manuca and Kanuka. Particularly Manuca has very valuable characteristics and is extremely friendly to your skin.
For this reason we integrated Manuca, Rosalina and Niaouli oil in our new Tea Tree line.
This oil with the botanical name „Leptospermum scoparium“ is a native plant from New Zealand; originally, however, it grew first in Eastern Australia and later on it spread out of Western
Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, New-Guinea and South East Asia.
Manuca trees reach a height of up to 8 m; they grow very fast and show small, pointed leaves. In spring time the tree are in full blossom and marvelous to look at. A wonderful, soft fragrance is typical for this tree.
Manuca is a traditional remedy of the Maori, the natives of New Zealand. Even nowadays they are still using different parts of this plant. Whereas seed capsule and young sprouts are used to fight diarrhea and stomach ache and moreover used with weeping wounds, the leaves have proven their effect against feverish infections of the urinary tracts. Chewing the bark is said to be good for calming down and to sleep-in more easily.
The components of Manuca oil show the entire range of effects which essential oil are proven to have. Nowadays the Manuca oil in New Zealand has the main medical reputation to be broadband antibiotics; though related very closely to the Tea Tree oil. However, it would be a pity to use this oil only as a „killer“ of bacteria and fungus. It is a very sensitive oil which makes you feel just well. It is to be noticed that the fragrance is not as strong and for many people not as penetrating as Tea Tree oil; it really has a very pleasant smell.
Since the beginning of this century the essential oil of Manuca is manufactured, however without reaching big importance so far. Partly this is due to the little amount obtained from distillation, a fact which has as consequence that often the cheaper eucalyptus oil or the Australian Tea Tree oil is used instead.
Scientific experiments have proven that Manuca oil has a much stronger effect than Tea Tree oil to fight bacteria and fungus and additionally it is very friendly to skin and mucous membranes.
But also the fragrance as such has very helpful characteristics due to its effect to fight stress and excessive irritations. It is calming and at the same time psychologically stimulating. This oil has a very positive influence on the inner balance of human beings, it conveys calmness and stability. This effect in turn leads to a feeling of well-being and it gives the necessary power of resistance.
In New Zealand Manuca oil has just recently become one of the most important oils in skin caring products. In these parts of the world it is particularly important to have a good protection from aggressive sun radiation and Manuca with its strong skin protecting effect is though very helpful.
Manuca oil is very efficient to fight all kinds of skin problems. It strengthens our psyche and stabilizes the skin; it makes it more resistant as it has a calming effect on the skin nerves and also a cell activating and regenerating effect on the outer skin layers. It is very successfully applied with itchy and excematic skin. Due to all kinds of influences caused by our environment, by stress at work and also at home we get an always thinner skin and therefore we show more and more allergic reactions.
This oil with the botanical name „Melaleuca ericifolia“ is an evergreen paper bark shrub native to New South Wales and Queensland. It grows to a height of 4.5 m with a spread of 3 m and has narrow, greyish green leaves, 1.2 cm long. The stem is erect with white papery, corky bark, and numerous, slender branches leading to a densely textured crown. As its other Tea Tree relatives it has anti-bacterial, antifungal and immune-stimulant effect. There is almost no information regarding this plant which only recently started to be used as medical plant.
Niaouli is related with the Cajeput tree and grows in Australia. Its fragrance is strongly associated to Eucalyptus, but somewhat lighter and fresher. If you breath Cajeput it frees your respiratory tract, therefore it is often used to inhale or for use in the sauna. Niaouli is also said to have some aphrodisiac effect and it helps to improve concentration and to clear the mind.