Tea Tree Essential Oil is the concentrated liquid compounds derived from the leaves of the Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia), which traditionally grows on the northeast coast of Australia. The oil is claimed to have valuable antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and is used in many personal care products and medicines today.
Historically, the Tea Tree has been used for thousands of years by Australian aboriginal peoples but was not embraced by European medicine till the early of the 20th Century.
Tea Tree oil is said to be good for relieving the symptoms of congestion, coughs, colds and flu and many other ailments. It is also thought to soothe aching muscles and joint injuries and acts as an effective anti-bacterial when added to bath water.
Caution: Do not take internally. Do not use it if pregnant, lactating or under a doctor’s care. Keep away from children and pets.