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What Is Tea Tree Oil And The Benefit Of Tea Tree Oil

What Is Tea Tree Oil And Its Uses

What is Tea Tree Oil ?

Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil is a natural esseential oil distilled from plantations of Melaleuca alternifolia. As a natural antiseptic Australian Tea Tree Oil has demonstrated antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral capabilities which Gelair uses to combat and prevent a range of mold, bacteria, virus and fungus types. Australian Tea Tree Oil has proven efficacy in the control of Golden Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) for both Methicillin (MRSA) and Vancomycin (VRSA) resistant strains.

Key Data

  1. TTO inhibited 50% of plaque formation at concentrations of 0.0009% for HSV-1 and 0.0008% for HSV-2, relative to controls
  2. The minimum effective in vitro concentration to kill some viruses is 0.125%
  3. Air dispersion through a TTO treated filter can totally inactivate tested viruses at 15 minutes
  4. TTO at a concentration of 0.02% prevented tested viruses from entering the host cell which helps prevent viral replication

The safety and efficacy of Tea Tree Oil

In vitro antiviral activitiy of Melaleuca alterrnifolia essential oil

The Australian Tea Tree Industry (ATTIA)

Gelair™ is proudly linked with the Australian Tea Tree industry through our membership (non-producer status) of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA)*. Our industry collaboration provides Gelair™ access to a skilled and experienced network of industry leaders and professionals in related agricultural, commercial, occupational health, regulatory, scientific and academic research sectors. Gelair™ strictly adheres to the ATTIA Code of Practice to provide consumers independent assurance only the highest quality tea tree oil is being used in our product.

* ATTIA Ltd is an Australian-based, not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 as the peak body to promote and represent the interests of the Australian tea tree industry. From the grower/producers to the manufacturers of off-the-shelf products for public use, ATTIA supports the responsible use of Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. ATTIA’s aim is to develop a stable, cohesive, environmentally friendly, and internationally competitive tea tree oil industry producing quality assured tea tree oil that meets or exceeds international standards.

ATTIA has prepared a Factsheet on the antiviral potential of TTO. The document is available here "Tea Tree Oil and SARS-Coronavirus Pandemic"