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How to Extract Tea Tree Oil

Description of How to Extract Tea Tree Oil

What Is Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the top antibacterial essential oil, well known for powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It is derived from Australian native plant- Melaleuca alternifolia. And now it is widely used in homemade cleaning products, cosmetics or medicine. It is owed to its many active compounds like terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. These components are considered aromatic and capable of travelling through air, pores of the skin and mucus membranes. That’s why tea tree oil is so powerful in fighting infection.

Benefit and Uses of Tea Tree Oil

  1. Remedy recipe for acne and other skin problems.

    It is considered one of the most effective remedy way for acne. You can buy tea tree oil based gel or mix five drops of tea tree oil with two teaspoons of honey to rub on your face. It is also used to relieve Psoriasis and Eczema.

  2. Take care of your hair health

    Tea tree oil has proven the ability to sooth dry and flaking scalp and remove dandruff. So you can buy shampoo with tea tree oil ingredient or DIY the recipe. The specific way is like this: mix several drops of tea tree essential oil with aloe vera gel, coconut milk and lavender oil.

  3. Natural household cleaner

    Since tea tree oil is of powerful antibacterial property, it can be a natural household cleaner. Mix several drops of tea tree oil, lemon essential oil, vinegar and water. Then you can use to clean kitchen appliance, toilet, shower,etc.

  4. Get rid of nail fungus

    Fungal nail infections are quite common. Although they are not dangerous, they are troublesome. You can use a few drops of tea tree oil to the affected area. After two month, the condition will get improved according to the study.

How to Extract Tea Tree Essential Oil

Steam distillation is the best way for tea tree oil extraction. The simple solution is buying a gourd shape essential oil still. The operation process:

1. Open the clamp and remove the condenser assembly.

2. Add 2.5L clean water into your boiling container.

3. Fill in 1-2 kg tea tree leaves in the upper part of your boiling container

4. Turn on power, power to 1500 watts

5. Assemble the condenser assembly

6. In U-tube into the pure water to the position

7. Fill water into the cooler

8. After being distilled for 60 minutes, slowly add 100 ℃ pure water to replenish water to prevent the bottom of the tank from burning.

9. Unload the cooling water here after the end of the distillation.

For commercial scale, large essential oil machine is needed. We recommend stainless steel essential oil distiller for you. It does not react with any raw material and easy to expand scale.

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