Tea tree oil, other known as Melaleuca oil, is commonly known for its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Tea tree's beneficial medical properties were first discovered by Aborigines who used crushed tea tree leaves and applied them on skin cuts and infected areas to speed up the healing process.
Nowadays, tea tree oil can be found in many households used as a first aid remedy against skin ailments, infections, cuts and burns.
The essential tea tree oil is commonly used in the case of throat or chest infections. Thanks to its expectorant and disinfecting properties it helps to soothe and clear a respiratory track effectively. Not only does the tea tree oil have soothing and clearing qualities but it is also able to penetrate into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory and disinfectant natural power.
Thanks to its beneficial medical properties, tea tree oil is also commonly used as an effective ingredient in many cosmetic and beauty products.
It is used in creams to help reduce the production of sebum; therefore, preventing acne or blackheads breakouts.
Used as an ingredient in shampoos it also helps to fight dandruff and skin rush.