Essential oil of tea tree is a proven natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal remedy. Because its soothing, antiseptic and wound-healing qualities can penetrate right into the lower skin layers, it has countless first aid uses for skin ailments like spots, cuts, scrapes, burns, infections and insect bites. It also powerfully cleans skin, absorbs oil, reduces skin blemishes and refines skin tone.
Tea tree’s name comes from the fact that English colonists made an aromatic tea from the leaves of this Australian native shrub. It was associated with a mythical fountain of youth, probably from Australian Aborigines using water from pools surrounded by tea trees – their leaves fell into the water leaching essential oil, giving the water healing powers for a wide range of ailments. Tea tree oil works excellently for most skin types.
For your skin, it is:
- a great antiseptic to cleanse the skin
- a way to tend to skin blemishes of any nature
- a brightener and refiner of your skin tone.
Among over 98 compounds in tea tree oil, terpinen-4-ol is the active ingredient responsible for its powerful antimicrobial properties.