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Botanical Name (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Aroma: Warm, Fresh, spicy—camphoraceous
Well known for its aiding problems related to the skin. Tea tree oil is good for summertime use because it helps aids from bug bites to sunburns.
Tea tree makes a great addition to most skin care products. A simple way to use it is adding it to aloe vera.
Tea Tree Oil has many properties that aid all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete's foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations.
Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The anti—viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as chicken pox, shingles and measles, flu, and cold sores. It also strengthens the body's immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant. Moderately toxic, use in small amounts, can cause skin irritation, can be a mucous membrane irritant.