Tea Tree essential oil is a must-have for every home! I love to add it to my Thieves® Household Cleaner when I deep clean the house, and I include a drop or two every night to Sheerlumé™ as part of my skin care routine.
Tea Tree, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils. Some of the benefits of Tea Tree include cleansing properties, as well as a refreshing scent. The oil is extracted from the steam distillation of leaves and branches of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. Tea Tree essential oil has been described as having a fresh, camphor-like smell and contains the naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene, and alpha-terpinene.