The first aid essence of the South Pacific
Margaret & Hamish Macbeth BIO-GRO NZ certified organic processors
and producers of the only certified organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
oil grown and distilled in New Zealand.
True Blue oil is 100% pure and natural; hand harvested,
personally and environmentally safe.
True Blue Organics is a partnership between Margaret and Hamish Macbeth. We produce New Zealand’s only certified organic Tea Tree oil from Melaleuca alternifolia, which we grow and distill. Our operation uses low impact methods in all areas of production. This results in a quality essential oil which passes the ISO 4730: 1996 Australian and international standard.
As owners and managers, we are committed to sustainable horticulture and farming practices and use no artificial fertilisers or chemical sprays. Every activity undertaken is done with organic principles as first principles. This covers every aspect of sowing, growing, weeding and harvesting. It includes considerations of fuel, waste, pollution, packaging and recycling.
We are both very involved in our local community and firmly committed to the development and strengthening of rural communities.
We have the first fully certified organic property on the South Island’s West Coast. This includes all the produce and processing carried out on our land - essential oil and hydrosols of Melaleuca alternifolia (Australian Tea Tree), wool, beef, mutton and lamb, eggs, mixed fresh fruit, vegetables and a variety of flowers and therapeutic herbs.
Tea Tree oil (TTO) is one of those important essential oils to have in the home. It is effective in the prevention and treatment of many common conditions and is mild on the skin.
Tea Tree oil is particularly useful for infected skin conditions, for fighting fungal diseases and for treating problems of viral origin. It is effective against a wide range of bacterial organisms and has excellent absorption into the skin.
Abrasions, bites & stings, blisters, bruises, minor burns, cuts & wounds, splinters: Apply direct.
Bacterial Acne, boils, blemishes, impetigo: Apply direct.
Viral Cold sores, warts and verrucas: Apply direct. Shingles, chicken pox: Dilute & bathe affected area.
Fungal Tinea - athlete’s foot, ringworm, barber’s rash: Apply direct.
Other Candida - Vaginal thrush: Soak a tampon in a 1% solution (20 drops TTO/100ml purified water) and insert. Replace every 3 hours.
Nappy rash: Wash in warm water + 3 drops Tea Tree oil.
Corns, calluses, infected nails: Apply direct and regularly.
Eczema, psoriasis, scabies, chilblains, ulcers, heat rash: 5 drops Tea Tree oil to 25ml water. Wash affected area regularly.
Essential oils help relieve mental, emotional & physical problems. They stimulate the body’s immune system by absorption into the blood stream or application to the skin.
Steam inhalation: Best for blocked sinuses, throat and respiratory infections: 2 drops on tissue or in a basin of hot water. Cover head with towel. Inhale steam for 5 minutes.
Bath: Add 8-10 drops to warm bath (children 3 drops).
Vaporiser or burner: This helps deodorise or fight bacteria in a room: 8 drops Tea Tree oil to warm water in burner.
Massage: To relieve stress-related disorders, aches and inflammation: 8 drops TTO to 20 ml sweet almond, avocado or sunflower oil.