Australian Melaleuca Oil
What is Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil?
It’s likely that you’ve heard of melaleuca oil, also known as tea tree oil, but have you heard of its antiseptic and healing properties? Humans have used tea tree oil for thousands of years for the management of a variety of skin ailments such as minor burns, wounds, abrasions and insect bites and stings.
Today, tea tree oil is used in hundreds of products that take advantage of its natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Traditional Use of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil
Indigenous Australians of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales first used crushed tea tree leaves and a binding mud mixture to create healing compresses for a variety of wounds and skin problems. In the 19th century English settlers began copying this practice, putting their own spin on it by boiling and distilling the leaves to make a potent oil which we still use today. Research throughout the last few centuries has shown the benefits of melaleuca oil, proving that Indigenous Australians certainly knew what they were doing.
How can melaleuca oil help me and my family?
At mundicare®, we know you need first aid products for your family that you can trust to work. We also know that 1 in 2 Australians would prefer a natural treatment wherever possible. mundicare® products harness the natural healing power of melaleuca to help relieve:
- Minor burns
- Cuts, scrapes and abrasions
- Insect bites and stings
- Chafing and skin discomfort
How mundicare® Melaleuca Oil is produced
- Single origin
- Annual harvest
- High grade oil
Our highly distilled melaleuca oil comes from a single source in Byron Bay.
We don’t blend multiple sources of oil.
Mundicare® melaleuca oil is harvested once annually in July. All plants are lovingly harvested, refined and purified on the mundicare® farm in Byron Bay.
Each batch of mundicare® oil is tested to tight specifications.
The major antimicrobial active used in mundicare(R) melaleuca oil, terminene-4-ol, is 17% greater than that of the international and Australian standards.
ISO 4730 (2004); AS 2782-2009
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The mundicare® farm uses sustainable practices in production and processing to minimise our environmental impact.
Once the biomass and tea tree leaves are harvested, our efficient steam distillation and oil collection process extracts one-hundred percent of the melaleuca oil from the leaves and natural materials.
The boilers at the mundicare® farm plantation use recycled fuel oil and purified rain water, cutting down on waste and our carbon footprint.
Carson C, Hammer K, Riley T. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 2006;19(1):50-62. doi:10.1128/cmr.19.1.50-62.2006.