Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has been used in traditional medicine for many generations. In the 1920's this versatile agent was recorded by researcher Arthur Penfold and the medical world took note. It became a common yet powerful player in holistic health!
Tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of an Australian plant and has an astounding amount of punch for so many issues! What makes tea tree oil so interesting? It is one of the few substances that has the distinct honor of being effective against bacteria, fungi AND viruses...
What can tea tree oil help?
It is important to remember that the concentrated oil is very strong. Therefore, depending on how you utilize this essential, it is always safer to dilute the oil in another base oil.
Please Note: According to the American Cancer Society: "Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed. It has been reported to cause drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, coma, unsteadiness, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, blood cell abnormalities, and severe rashes. It should be kept away from pets and children."