Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia. It appears colorless to light yellow liquid with a green and fresh camphor-like odor. Tea tree oil contains more than 98 compounds, of which 6 chemical types are different from those of plant oil. They include 4-terpineol, terpinolene and 1,8-cineole. Among them, the chemical type of 4-terpineol is the specification for commercial, and its main components can play an anti-inflammatory, disinfect and other medicinal effects. Tea tree oil is widely used in cosmetics and skin cleansing products. Its medicinal efficacy is especially suitable for officinal cosmetic ingredients. According to relevant research, tea tree oil has an obvious curative effect on skin problems such as dandruff, hemorrhoids and herpes.

  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.

TIP: FOREVEREST Tea tree oils are extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia while Cajeput oil is from Melaleuca Cajuputi or Melaleuca Leucadendra ( var. cajuputi).

Substance Identification

Synonyms Melaleuca Oil | TTO
CAS 68647-73-4
EINECS 614-679-1
FEMA 3902
HS.CODE 33012990
Molecular Formula N/A
Moleclar Weight N/A

Application & Uses

  • 1. Occasionally used externally by herbalists. 2. used as an ingredient in skincare, health care, cosmetic and toiletry products 3. used as a composition of biological pesticide 4. used as a composition of Golf course's disinfectant 5. used as a natural cleaner, pharmaceuticals, veterinary and disinfectant in the household and cleaning product.

Features & Benefits

  • Anti fungal, antiseptic, germicidal and anti-bacterial properties.
  • The components is mostly monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and terpene alcohols.
  • The major component for antimicrobial and antifungal activity is terpinen-4-ol (typically 30-40%).
  • Natural fungicides

Sales Specification

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


  • Iron Drum (new), 180kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H227/302/313
P-Code P210/264/270/280
Response P301+P312+P330 P312 P370+P378
Storage P403+P235
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26;S36 | R-phrases: R22-36/37/38


  • 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


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