This oil is produced from the leaves by a steam distilling method on Tea Tree originating in Australian. It will produce a fresh, but slightly woody medicinal scent similar to that of the natural leaves from Tea Tree. Tea tree, although a shrub, got its name from pioneers using these leaves for tea. This is one of the few essential oils that can be applied to the skin without diluting (up to a maximum rate of 3 drops). However, it is still recommended to be diluted to prevent the likelihood of irritation.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Certified Organics: This Certified Organic Oil is QAI Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic), who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.