Melaleuca alternifolia, or Australian tea tree oil as it is more commonly known, is a native Australian plant with many remarkable properties. When crushed and distilled, the leaves of this plant yield 100% natural oil which is an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a mild solvent. Tea tree oil’s major active component is terpinen-4-ol (typically 30-40%). This compound is responsible for tea tree oil’s antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Volume 50 ml