Indigenous Australians were the first to discover the healing properties of the Tea Tree plant thousands of years ago when they crushed the leaves and applied the paste to cuts, burns and infections. They were even known to strip the bark from the trees and place it under their sleeping babies to keep them comfortable and cool.
When Captain Cook arrived and observed the first Australian's brewing the leaves and drinking it as tea, he immediately tried it for himself and began distributing it to his crew to prevent scurvy.
Fast-forward to today and you’ve probably experienced the wonders of Tea Tree in a similar way, as a natural first-aid remedy applied as a topical cream, oil or ointment for cuts and scraps. Or more recently, a natural skin care product such as soaps, toners, moisturisers and shampoos.
So what exactly does tea tree have to do with getting a good night’s sleep we hear you ask?
Naturally Breathable, Anti-Bacterial and Non-Allergenic.
Unlike traditional mattresses and pillows that are made from synthetic (and very sweaty) man-made materials like polyester, rubber and latex, all Tetra Baby Mattresses, Pillows and Snuggle Beds are filled with 100% natural Australian Tea Tree Flakes, which are scientifically proven to promote airflow.
Not only are Tea Tree Flakes inherently naturally breathable, they are also naturally anti-bacterial and non-allergenic making them perfect for allergy-prone babies or bubs with sensitive skin.
Tea Tree Flakes are also naturally thermally regulated making sure your baby stays cool in summer and warm in winter. This is of particular importance for parents of new babies as overheating may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
100% Chemical Free Manufacturing
Harnessing the power of Tea Tree is no easy feat. The science behind the process begins with the identification of one very specific native Australian Tea Tree plant from the east coast of Australia. Only one variety of the 145 types of Tea Tree has the exact properties to deliver all-natural benefits.
Once the correct Tea Trees have been identified and sustainably harvested, the bark is turned into our light-than-feather Tetra Tea Tree Flakes using a special proprietary process. No chemicals are used in the process with the Tea Tree paperbark being broken down and cleaned using physical energy and heat.
All Tetra Tea Tree product are hand-made in Sydney from these natural sources. As such, Tetra is widely regarded as the most natural and sustainable baby bedding in the world.
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