Tea Tree Oil

Products & Informations

Tea Tree Oil (TTO), is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. Appears slight yellow liquid with a fresh, camphor-like odor character.

TTO is widely used in cosmetics and skin washes, also treating a wide variety of medical conditions. It shows some promise as an antimicrobial. Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatologic conditions including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections.

TTO contains over 98 compounds, has six chemotypes, which are oils with different chemical compositions. These include a terpinen-4-ol chemotype, a terpinolene chemotype, and four 1,8-cineole chemotypes.

  1. Terpinen-4-ol is the major TTO component responsible for antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
  2. A second component 1,8-cineole, is likely responsible for most allergies in TTO products. Adverse reactions to TTO diminish with minimization of 1,8-cineole content.

In commercial production, TTO is prepared as a terpinen-4-ol chemotype.

APPLICATIONS & USES

  • Ingredient of cosmeceutical, treating dermatologic conditions including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections
  • Flavor for food and beverages, purity range in 10~50ppm
  • Natural ingredient for household and cleaning products

Packaging

Storage

  • containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
  • keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
  • store in cool place.
  • store under inert gas. Air sensitive

Remark

The above information is believed to be accurate and presents the best explanation currently available to us. We assume no liability resulting from above content. The technical standards are formulated and revised by customers’ requirement and us, if there are any changes, the latest specification will be executed and confirmed in the contract.

SALES SPECIFICATIONS

Appearance Colorless to light yellow liquid
Odor Green, Spicy, a fresh camphor smell
Refractive Index, @ n20/D 1.475 to 1.482
Relative Density, @ d20/4 0.865 to 0.884
Optical Rotation, @20°C, ° +1 to +15
Pine Oil, XBR, % 29 min
Terpinene-4-ol, XBR, % 30 min
1,8-cineole, XBR, % 5 max