What? Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifoliais, is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while but not until the past decade has its healing benefits been catching on like wildfire. The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere. Tea tree oil is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more.
Why? Tea tree oil helps heal and soothe sunburns. It also heals skin infections naturally, relieves itchiness from rashes as well as helps reduce rashes, treats acne, removes ticks and cures toenail fungus and Athlete?s foot. Most importantly, it treats psoriasis and other skin conditions.