The Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, is a native of New Zealand and Australia.
Long prized by Aboriginal and Maori people for it's powerful healing properties,
the plant has become extremely popular in Western medicine over recent years.
Preparations of almost every conceivable health and beauty product are manufactured
using imported essential oils.
At Tir Sisial, Mandie has established a number of Tea Tree trees which with much care,
produce fresh leaves rich in the natural healing oils. The trees grow in a completely
chemical free environment and the resulting products carry a massively reduced carbon
footprint compared to products using imported oils. In addition, she has found the fresh
leaf even more effective in the healing of skin problems than any essential oil based
To complement the natural simplicity of Tea Tree's powerful healing properties,
Mandie uses, as a base for her product, Unrefined Shea Butter, with no
unnecessary fragrances, colours or other additives. Shea butter itself
has wonderfully beneficial effects on the skin. This is grown organically
through a Fair Trade scheme in Ghana.(The Akoma Trade Women's Cooperative.)
Shea butter itself has wonderfully beneficial effects on the skin.
Ashling Fresh Tea Tree Salve supports sustainable rural development
both in Britain and Africa through the choice of wholly natural ingredients.
The resulting product is a healing Salve, naturally scented, and superbly
effective in the treatment of spots, skin blemishes, excema,
insect bites, rashes and many other skin complaints. The Salve also
clears up cuts and grazes very quickly so is just appropriate for the First Aid
Kit as the bathroom cabinet.