Microcapsules containing Tea Tree oil

01. Product description

Dry microcapsules of tea tree oil obtained by coacervation in order to preserve the active ingredient, which is extremely volatile. The dimensions of the microcapsules are included between 100 and 600 μm, with an oil content that can reach a title of up to 85%. The microcapsules can be added to solid oral formulations such as hard capsules, sachets or orodispersible formulations, while maintaining the nutritional characteristics of the oil as it is.

02. General information

Tea tree oil is mainly distilled from the native Australian plant Melaleuca Alternifolia. It is very well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties that make it one of the best antibacterial essential oils. Scientific research published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews clearly show the broad-spectrum activity of tea tree oil thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

This means that tea tree oil is an excellent adjuvant in the treatment of numerous infections, and can relieve congestion or irritation of the respiratory tract. Laboratory studies show that tea tree oil has the ability to fight the relapsing herpes virus (which causes cold sores) and the flu symptoms. The antiviral activity of tea tree oil has been attributed to the presence of terpinen-4-ol and 1.8 cineole, which are its main active components.

03. Composition

Bibliographic notes

"[1]. Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia [Maiden & Betche] Cheel), in MedlinePlus, 26 August 2009"


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