Tea tree industry fights to keep its oil classified as a therapeutic good, not an aromatherapy product

By Jamie Brown
April 18 2018 - 6:45pm
Tea tree being harvested on the North Coast prior to distillation for its valuable oil, which is generally used as an antic-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medicine. If Tea Tree oil is no longer regarded as a therapeutic product there are fears its quality could be eroded by unscrupulous operators who no longer need to comply.

Federal Government plans to remove tea tree oil from the Therapeutic Goods Administration Act has frightened the industry’s peak body, which says the medicinal product could be compromised by unscrupulous operators.

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