The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Tea tree essential oil is both an antiseptic and antimicrobial, shown to help relieve minor cuts and scrapes, microbial and fungal infections, including athlete's foot, fungal nail-bed infection and yeast infections, soothe insect bites, and alleviate a wide range of skin conditions, including acne and dandruff.
Of all the plant chemicals that make up tea tree oil, terpinen-4-ol is the main active antimicrobial compound. It disinfects and protects against microbes by causing damage to the cell membranes of pathogens so that they are unable to multiply and cause disease. Tea tree oil is especially valuable as an antimicrobial because unlike traditional antibiotics, it does not appear to lead to resistant bacteria.
Each mL (20 drops) contains:
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) (leaf) 100% Pure
• Avoid all topical use of Tea Tree Oil on cats and dogs. These animal species appear to poorly tolerate Tea Tree Oil leading to possible serious toxicity. As well, oral use in pets should also be avoided.
• For external use only
• Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. In case of accidental contact, rinse immediately with water
• Discontinue use if rash or irritation occurs
• For children under 18 months of age or those with sensitive skin, an allergy patch test should be performed prior to use
For occasional use only.
Antiseptic: Dilute by adding 1 mL of product to 19 mL of warm water. Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying the product. Apply once daily to affected areas or as recommended by a physician.