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01 Nov 2019 - Essential Oils of the Pacific: Australian Tea Tree

CNN have recently released a video titled 'Essential Oils of the Pacific: Australian Tea Tree'. Please share this as widely as possible and help get the message out there. More »»


18 Aug 2019 - Future Drought Fund

The Australian Government has committed $3.9 billion to the Future Drought Fund; public consultation. To help design the Drought Resilience Funding Plan, register for the upcoming consultation. More »»


07 Aug 2019 - PHA director positions

Every two years, four of the eight non-executive director positions on the Plant Health Australia (PHA Board) are up for re-election. PHA commenced the advertising for upcoming PHA director positions and they have asked ATTIA, as PHA Members, to promote the advertisement. More »»


03 Jul 2019 - Biosecurity Fact Sheets from Plant Health Australia

Plant Health Australia (PHA) continue to develop a Biosecurity Plan for the Australian tea tree industry, the Plan will be released in late 2019. PHA have also generated some fact-sheets for the industry More »»


ATTIA Ltd – representing the Australian Tea Tree Industry

The benefits and potential of 100% pure Australian tea tree oil (an essential oil distilled from plantations of Melaleuca alternifolia) have been recognised for more than 70 years. Pure Australian tea tree oil is a natural essential oil and natural antiseptic, world renowned for its purity and quality. Tea tree oil has recognised antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties and is widely formulated into many cosmetic and personal care products including shampoos, creams, gels, acne control face-washes, hand-washes, vaginal pessaries, mouth-washes and other dental care products as well as being used as a topical antiseptic in its pure form on cuts, abrasions and insect stings. 100% pure Australian tea tree oil has also recently demonstrated new and exciting potential efficacy in the control of Golden Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) for both Methicillin (MRSA) and Vancomycin (VRSA) resistant strains. Further information and details of published research on MRSA control is available HERE demonstrating that TTO is more effective than chlorhexidine and Triclosan in clearing MRSA from superficial skin sites and wounds.

All ATTIA members subscribe to and support the ATTIA Code of Practice to ensure that quality standards as well as sound environmental practices are adhered to throughout the supply chain.
In Australia the home of premium-quality tea tree oil, ATTIA Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1986 as the peak body to promote and represent the interests of the Australian tea tree industry from the grower/producer of Australian tea tree oil, through to the manufacturer of off-the-shelf products for public use. In doing this, ATTIA aims to develop a stable, cohesive, environmentally friendly and internationally competitive tea tree oil industry producing quality assured tea tree oil that meets or exceeds international standards.
The Australian tea tree industry is one of the most environmentally aware and was also one of the first to adopt a policy that broadly embraces the principals of the ISO14000 environmental standards. ATTIA members must abide by this policy's stringent guidelines for the responsible production of clean, green tea tree oil and tea tree oil products.  The composition of tea tree oil produced and marketed by all ATTIA members is determined by ISO 4730 (2004) and AS 2782-2009 Australian Standards [Oil of Melaleuca, terpinen-4-ol type].

Adulteration of pure TTO has recently been identified as a major issue with up to 50% of commercial samples tested being dentified as  adulterated to varying levels using a new method called Chiral Purity Testing as shown in the image below, there is more information on quality assurance, adulteration and the Code of Practice availalbe HERE.

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ATTIA continuously liaises with government and regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas and coordinates national industry-sponsored research. ATTIA also researches and compiles data on all aspects of tea tree oil production, manufacture and marketing and encourages all members to access this resource as required.

ATTIA's board of directors is comprised of individuals who bring to their role a diversity of skills and experience. This ensures a comprehensive skill-set that can best represent our members.

 

Page last updated: 03 Jul 2019