Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia bush. The plant is native to Australia. Aboriginal Australians have historically used the crushed leaves of the plant to treat infections. Nowadays, you can pick up Tea Tree Oil at your local Trader Joe's.


Tea tree oil has been shown to:

help wounds heal

help combat head lice

help soothe itchiness associated with insect bites and sunburn

help relieve some scalp and skin conditions, such as dandruff and psoriasis

help clear certain bacterial, fungal, or viral infections, such as athlete’s foot and staph infection