Tea Tree Oil For all-purpose topical use
- Enhances respiratory health
- Naturally cleans households
- Actively reduces skin eruptions
- Soothes skin abrasions and irritations
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
From the Malaleuca Tree, native to Australia, comes the versatile Tea Tree Oil. Already well-known as an effective, all-purpose healing oil, this natural remedy is a staple in most people’s at-home pharmacies. But do you know just how many uses this powerful oil has?
Related to the Myrtle family, the Malaleuca Tree grows native in Australia, as well as other parts of South East Asia. In North America, it can be found in Hawaii and the Florida everglades. It grows to almost 20 feet high in forested areas, near rivers or lakes and swamps, with needle-like leaves and heads of yellow or purplish flowers.
While there are over hundreds of varieties, it’s the melaleuca alternifolia variety that has everyone excited!
It’s medicinal history begins with the Australian aboriginals. For centuries, they made poultices of the leaves and applied them to open wounds and burns, which helped protect them. Chewing the leaves also reportedly helped ease headaches.
Gradually, the aboriginal use of the leaves spread to more metropolitan areas, where 19th century doctors began incorporating the oil into their treatments. By the 20th century, the essential oil of the Malaleuca Tree was being researched for its potent healing properties. Studied by the now famous Dr. Arthur de Ramon Penfold, Tea Tree Oil was found to have the following properties: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.
For thousands of years, the derivatives of the Malaleuca Tree have been effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. There are over 50 known uses for Tea Tree Oil, from calming after-shave irritations to cleaning the house naturally.
And now it's available in a convenient bottle for you to try!