Tea Tree Oil Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Thanks to Crooked Bear Creek for posting this. It’s so important to use reliable essential oil and know where it comes from.

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The document assesses strengths and limitations of various lab methods to verify the authenticity of tea tree oil

AUSTIN, Texas (October 1, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on tea tree oil, the essential oil obtained from tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia and M. linariifolia) leaves.

Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient known for its antimicrobial properties. Medicinally, it is widely used as a topical treatment for minor cuts and wounds, other skin problems, and as an inhalant or in chest rub formulations to help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. In addition, it is frequently included as an ingredient in animal care, home care, personal care, and cosmetic products. Australia is the major producer of tea tree oil, providing an estimated 80% of the global supply. In 2018, Australian tea tree oil exports reached a market…

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