TABLE 1.

Composition of M. alternifolia (tea tree) oil

ComponentComposition (%)
ISO 4730 rangeaTypical compositionb
Terpinen-4-ol≥30c40.1
γ-Terpinene10-2823.0
α-Terpinene5-1310.4
1,8-Cineole≤15d5.1
Terpinolene1.5-53.1
ρ-Cymene0.5-122.9
α-Pinene1-62.6
α-Terpineol1.5-82.4
AromadendreneTrace-71.5
δ-CadineneTrace-81.3
Limonene0.5-41.0
SabineneTrace-3.50.2
GlobulolTrace-30.2
ViridiflorolTrace-1.50.1
  • a IOS 4730, International Organization for Standardization standard no. 4730 (from reference 89).

  • b From reference 25.

  • c No upper limit is set, although 48% has been proposed.

  • d No lower limit is set.