Growing up, we had products containing Melaleuca all over our house. You know the products I speak of. It was in our laundry room, our kitchen, our bathroom. It had a very distinct smell that takes me back to my mom standing by the washing machine, teaching me how to do my own laundry. At the time, I had no idea that Melaleuca was actually a plant that had more versatility than just household cleaners.
Melaleuca, Melaleuca alternifolia, which strongly resembles a bottle brush, is native to Australia, and was originally used by the Aboriginal people beginning thousands of years ago. Lieutenant James Cook, who is credited for colonizing what we now call French Polynesia, is said to have used it to treat scurvy on his ships in the late 1700’s, and it became more popularly used as a first-aid kit antiseptic during World War II. Because we would need an entire forest to harvest one bottle of it’s essential oil, we do not grow Melaleuca in our Native Leaf garden, but we do use trusted sources that provide the purest oil available.
We love using Melaleuca because it's antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and immune-boosting properties are safe for topical use for humans, animals, and homes.
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Chronic Funk Ear Oil - for our furry friends that are plagued with chronic ear issues.
Funky Fungal Skin Spray - made with plant-based products to help heal fungal spots on the skin.
Funky Rain Rot Spray - amazing for those pesky spots and bumps caused by increased moisture.
Hot Spot Skin Spray - made with the wild-crafted and organic plant-based products to help heal hot spots, red, irritated, itchy skin.
Maintenance Ear Cleanser - gentle enough to use weekly or as needed to remove ear wax and discharge.
Yarrow & Melaleuca Salve - This salve is excellent for troublesome wounds and is an excellent coagulant.
For Humans & Home:
Bug Bite Relief Roller - A combination of soothing essential oils, with plantain oil (a powerful inflammatory) provide astringent and anti-itch properties.
Cuts & Wounds Essential Roller - You get an essential oil natural Neosporin with this awesome blend of Melaleuca and Manuka essential oils.
Essential Eight Spray - Spray anywhere you want to disinfect and freshen.
Hand Sanitizer - offers disinfecting properties without harmful chemicals.
Hand Soap - A perfect blend of antibacterial and antimicrobial essential oils that disinfect!
Poison Ivy Poultice Pack - ideal for the irritation of all itching.
Have you purchased our Melaleuca products before? If so, let us know in the comments what you use it for and how it has benefited you.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult your veterinarian before use, especially if your animal has any medical conditions or if your animal is pregnant, nursing, or geriatric.
Sources: Chestnut Grove School Of Herbal Medicine Handbook; Sacred Plants Traditions; Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, 3rd Edition, 2016; Growing Your Own Herbal Remedies, 2019