Tea Tree is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree found only in Australia and Tasmania. Some of its main chemical constituents are terpinene-4-ol, cineol, pinene, and terpenes.
Tea tree is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral essential oil with the added capability of also being a powerful immuno-stimulant. For those with the weak immune system, this can be a valuable addition to any regular regime. The oil will usually be enough to stop illnesses from developing.
It has also been used on cold sores and pimples and has gotten great results. There are no side effects when used with moderation. It can also be used to remove warts by placing a drop directly on the wart and covering with a bandage daily until it disappears. It will take a few weeks.
Tea Tree is also great for treating acne, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. It can also be used as a preventive measure for patients who will undergo surgery. This oil blends well with Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Nutmeg and Rosemary.