Properties: Tea tree oil is known for its many antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial uses such as acne treatment, athletes foot, skin burns, dandruff, and topical infections. The oil is excellent for itching or cracking skin or toe nail issues. Placing a few drops of oil and rubbing it into the skin or mixing with shampoo’s or lotions can help relieve itching and flaking skin.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Common Method of Extraction: The common method of extraction of tea tree oil is by steam distillation. The oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs.
Of Interest: Extensive scientific studies over recent years have shown it to be effective against bacterial and other microbial organisms. One of the common uses for tea tree oil is acne treatment.