Tea Tree oil is pressed out from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Australia. Tea Tree got its name from the 18Th-Century sailors who made tea from the leaves of the tree which smelled like nutmeg. This tree grew along the swampy southeast Australian coast. The native Australians crushed the tea leaves to extract the oil, which was inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing.
Tea Tree oil keeps the skin, hair, and nails healthy. The microbe-fighting properties make tea tree oil a natural remedy which helps in treating bacterial and fungal skin conditions, prevents infections and promotes healing. Tea tree oil is used to treat minor cuts and scrapes and athletes foot, relieve psoriasis, boost wound healing and helps to control dandruff. The consumption of tea tree oil can be toxic