Tea Tree Oil

Pure Australian tea tree oil is an essential oil distilled from plantations of Melaleuca alternifolia and can be used in cosmetics, health care and home care products. Tea tree is tolerant of coastal acid sulphate soils and most plantations are located in the coastal region of northern NSW and the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland.

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Tea Tree Oil

Northern Rivers tea tree growers unite at annual forum

Known for its picturesque coastlines, tranquil rivers and rainforest drives, the Northern Rivers is also well-known for its quality agricultural production, including being home to the majority of Australia’s 140 producers of pure Australian tea tree.

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TEA TREE OIL / 02.11.22

Calling all AgriFutures Australia growers and producers: you are invited to be a part of the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour

Advancements in agricultural technology have enabled more informed decision-making about crops and livestock, eased traditionally labour-intensive tasks, reduced environmental impacts, and generated a range of efficiencies in production, processing and distribution.

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TEA TREE OIL / 03.06.22

The agile art of research extension

Increasing the adoption is a pivotal part of research and development for our levied industries. Extension activities ensure our growers can adopt new technologies and innovations to help deliver real returns, foster growth and drive innovative practices.

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TEA TREE OIL / 29.11.21

Study confirms Australian tea tree oil is a safe ingredient for personal care products

Australian tea tree oil is one of the most common essential oils used globally in personal care and household products, but controversial case reports from 2007 claiming children developed hormone disorders after using tea tree oil and lavender oil products understandably raised considerable concerns with consumers and medical professionals.

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