Tea Tree Hydrosols Certificate of AnalysisHydrosol from Melaleuca alternifolia
|Organic Certification:||BioGro New Zealand|
|Common Herb Name:||Tea Tree|
|Botanical Name:||Melaleuca alternifolia|
|Harvest Date:||September 3 2011|
|Parts Used:||Leaf and twig|
|Post Harvesting:||Stored in distillation shed|
|Drying:||Atmospheric drying only|
|Distillation:||Steam from wood fired boiler for 1 hour|
|Hydrosol:||Decanted into stainless steel buckets until cool.
Transferred into new 20 litre containers.
|Storage:||In cool dark covered shed|
Hydrosols Material Safety Data Sheet
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION AND COMPOSITION
Product Name: Tea Tree Oil Hydrosols
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Batch Number: 9308
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Product Type: Hydrosol, Hydrolat or Aromatic Water
USA INCI Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia [Tea Tree] Leaf Hydrosol
EU INCI Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia Hydrosol
Uses: Sterile Antibacterial Aqueous base; Fragrance Ingredient. Skin Toner.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance: clear, mobile liquid
Odour: Characteristic warm spicy aroma
Solubility: Soluble in water
pH – 3.8
Ingredients: Tea Tree Hydrosols usually contain 500 to 2000 ppm of oil in solution. Average1000 ppm. Of this oil, terpinen-4-ol is usually about 60-75%, cineole-1- 5% and Alpha-terpineol 5-20%.
Mobility: Low mobility in the soil.
Persistence & Degradability: Low persistence level and readily biodegradable.
SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE INFORMATION
Handling: Good personal hygiene practices should be used. Wash after any contact, before breaks and meals, and at the end of the work period.
Storage: 20 litre HDPE food grade containers. Recyclable number 1 plastic.
Should be kept closed in order to minimise contamination.
Short term storage:store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place protected from light.
Keep away from extreme heat
Long Term Storage: Store in stainless steel or amber glass containers under refrigeration
It is important that these natural plant-based hydrosols be kept in cool, dark places. Refrigeration is the preferred method in order to inhibit bacteria growth that can naturally occur over time.
Tea Tree Hydrosol is not classified as Dangerous Goods for Transport by Road and Rail.
The Tea Tree Oil is obtained from the leaves of the tea tree variety Melaleuca Alternifolia, by the process of steam distillation. The essential oil is tested by gas chromatographic analysis in the Wollongbar Agricultural Institute laboratory, Australia, to ensure it conforms to the specifications of both the Australian Standards, AS 2782 –1985 – Oil of Melaleuca Terpinen-4-ol type and the International Standard ISO 4730 – Oil of Melaleuca Terpinen-4-ol type.
It is exclusively gained from non-GMO New Zealand grown tea trees and is free of any GMO-Fragments.
The essential oil and Hydrosols are certified organic by BioGro NZ. They carry full IFOAM accreditation which is accepted internationally as the highest organic standard.
The information contained in this Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet is obtained from current and reliable sources. True Blue Organics provides the information in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This Material Safety Data Sheet summarises our best current knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the product. This document is thus, intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by properly trained personnel using this product. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.
Document Prepared By: Margaret Macbeth, Owner and Manager.