Tea Tree Oil first came to the attention of Western Society in 1732 when Captain James Cook made his famous trip around the world. When they landed in Australia, Captain Cook brewed a spicy and refreshing tea from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree thus naming it the "Tea Tree."
It was used extensively until Penicillin was invented.Skin benefits: Tea tree oil is used for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It helps to soothe redness, swelling, and relieve painful irritated skin. Also, it’s been shown to be more effective than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate creams in treating eczema. The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil combat oily skin thus less skin breakouts and as if not enough...is the best antifungal remedy I know. One of nature best phyto remedy.