Tea tree oil also known as melaleuca, has so many uses. Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree oil with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.
Tea tree oil is used on the skin (used topically) for infections. Tea tree oil is used on acne, fungal, infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. Other uses for tea tree oil are an antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa. Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation. Tea tree oil can even be used for cleaning and as a deodorizer. The chemicals in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus and reduce allergic skin reactions. Always look for 100% pure essential oils and check that the correct species name is listed on the bottle’s label (Melaleuca alternifolia). Go here to get your oil http://bit.do/b2s9J. The tea tree oil has many uses. How have you used tea tree oil? Share your experiences.