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Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) is an evergreen paper bark tree indigenous to the northern coastal region of New South Wales, Australia. It grows to a height of 6m with a spread of 4m and has white flowers appearing from spring into the early parts of summer. The leaves are alternate, lancelet, acuminate, and are 1.5cm long.

 

Plantation Size:

  • Maria River Plantation - 287 hectares
  • Limeburners Plantation - 125 hectares
  • Heritage Farm - 110 hectares
  • Woodburn Farm - 53 hectares

 

Production

The combined tea tree oil production of the plantations is between 70,000 kgs to 100,000 kgs per annum.

 

Quality

The Tea Tree Oil is manufactured to Australian Standard AS 2782 and International Standards ISO 4730 and ISO 9002.

All shipments are provided with a Certificate of Analysis and Certificate of Pesticide Residue.

 

Technical Data

Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and terminal branchlets.

Oil Characteristics: A clear, water white liquid with a warm, fresh, spicy-camphoracious odour that has excellent dermal penetration and antimicrobial properties.

 

Specification

Appearance Clear mobile liquid
Colour Colourless
Odour Characteristic
Relative Density @ 20°C/20°C 0.885 - 0.906
Moisture Content No visible water at 20°C
Refractive Index @ 20°C(ISO 280) 1.4750 - 1.4820
Optical Rotation @ 20°C (ISO 592) +5 to +15
Miscibility w/ 85% V/V ethanol @20°C Clear solution with 1 vol oil & 2 vols 85% ethanol

 

Chemical Properties

Component Pharmaceutical Standard ISO 4730 Standard
Terpinen-4-ol 37.0 - 45.0% Minimum 30%
γ - Terpinene 20.0 - 24.0% 10.0 - 28.0%
∝ - Terpinene 9.0 - 13.0% 5.0 - 13.0%
α - Terpinolene 3.0 - 5.0% 1.5 - 5.0%
1,8 Cineole 1.5 - 5.0% 0 - 15.0%
ρ - Cymene 0.5 - 4.0% 0 - 12.0%
∝ - Pinene 2.0 - 3.0% 1.0 - 6.0%
α - Terpineol 2.0 - 3.0% 1.0 - 8.0%
Aromadendrene 0.5 - 2.0% Trace - 7.0%
δ - Cadinene 0.5 - 2.0% Trace - 8.0%
Limonene 0.5 - 2.0% 0.5 - 4.0%
Viridiflorol 0.1 - 1.0% Trace - 1.5%
Sabinene 0.1 - 2.5% Trace - 3.5%
Globulol 0.1 - 1.0% Trace - 3.0%

 

Properties

Anti-bacterial, antifungal, antiviral, immuno-stimulant, mild anti-inflammatory, expectorant, mild local analgesic, parasticidal, organic solvent, rubifacient.

 

Uses and Applications

Cosmetics, health care, pharmaceuticals, household products, flavours and fragrances.

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  • Tea Trees fully grown





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  • Harvesting of trees





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  • Rear shot of harvester





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  • Chopped leaf being blown into haul out buggy



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