Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is not known as an aromatherapy essential oil, as it has a somewhat herbal, camphoraceous odor. Tea tree oil is wildly popular as an ingredient in many skin care products, such as soap, shampoo, ointments, and lotions.
Tea tree oil is one of the more practical essential oils, as it is reputed as being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It is used to combat acne, athlete's foot, psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, and many other epidermal ailments with great success.
Both our organic and standard tea tree oils are sourced from Australia, where the leaves are steam distilled to extract the oil.