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Tea Tree Hydrosol

The aroma of Tea Tree Hydrosol is similar to that of diluted Tea Tree Essential Oil, but it is lighter and fresher smelling. I find the hydrosol to be a bit less medicinal smelling than the essential oil.

Botanical Name

Melaleuca alternifolia

Aromatic Strength

Medium

Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications

Not surprisingly, Suzanne Catty reports that much like its essential oil counterpart, Tea Tree Hydrosol is "antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral." She adds that it is mucolytic and acts as an expectorant and can be helpful for congestion. Topically, she suggests its use for cleaning cuts and wounds and that it may be helpful for psoriasis and fungal infections of the nail. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 109.]

Len and Shirley Price report that the Tea Tree Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of 93-94% alcohols (this range does not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "anti-infectious, antiviral, bactericidal, decongestant, stimulating..." "antifungal, anti-irritant, antiseptic, expectorant, mucolytic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 123.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About Tea Tree Hydrosol

Hydrosols

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty
ISBN: 0-89281-946-4

Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price
ISBN: 0443073163 / 978-0443073168

Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark
ASIN: B00LDBDBC

Aromatic Waters

Aromatic Waters: Therapeutic, Cosmetic, and Culinary Hydrosol Applications
Author: Amy Kreydin
ISBN: 198127961X
ASIN: B07816Y732

The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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