The New Discovery

It wasn’t until the early 1920’s that the antiseptic properties of the tea tree’s oil were seriously studied. Until then, the oil had been used for many generations by the natives of Australia, as well as those who were around at the time when it was still a colony! After Western civilization discovered the tea tree and it’s oil, it became all the rage. By the time WWII came around, tea tree oil was issued to soldiers as part of their personal first-aid kits. It was used many times throughout the war, but afterwards its popularity declined.

In recent years, tea tree has been gaining popularity once again. It is an essential oil that does it all, and it is no wonder that so many people are noticing its advantages. It is one of the few oils I’d take to a desert island, for sure. It is used to clean, to heal, to disinfect, and it takes care of mosquitoes and pests, and is beneficial for many body, skin, and hair issues.

You can use tea tree oil to help treat acne, lice, fungus, infections, sores, cuts, bruises, and other unpleasant conditions, found on


If you plan on using tea tree as part of your day-to-day routine, consult with your physician. Essential oils are some of the most potent substances in the natural world, which is why it is advised to use them with caution and in moderation. Children and women are who expecting and/or nursing should definitely consult a health care professional before beginning any kind of treatment with essential oils, tea tree oil included.


You should be sure to purchase 100% pure tea tree oil. Just because the label says “tea tree oil” it doesn’t necessary mean it is pure. Make sure it is the only ingredient on the list. That is how you know. Tea tree is tea tree. Some companies mix oils, which is why it is best to check that list. Also, there are no grades in essential oil. 100% is always 100%, unless the company is flat-out lying to the consumer. Bottles and vials which have “aromatherapy grade”, or “medical grade”, or “massage grade” written on the label are usually just fishing for customers who are not aware of the fact that there is no such thing. Aromatherapists may have a specific brand of oil they choose to use, but tea tree is tea tree.

Tea-tree, source of tea-tree oil leaves, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

The Australian tea tree is also known as melaleuca alternifolia. It may seem like its popularity is shifting, but the truth of the matter is that essential oils never truly stop being popular. It just seems like every generation gets the chance to rediscover their strength and their power. It happens with music. It happens with fashion. And it also happens with traditional cosmetics and beauty products.


Tea tree is one of the best anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiseptic, and all-around ‘good guys’ of medical agents. You need to use it in moderation, but it is one oil which has so many methods of use, inside and out.

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