Latin Name : Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Part of Plant Used : Leaves & Twigs
Source : Australia.
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.
In early times, it seems the leaves of this tree were infused to make tea, which is how the name came into being.
Tea tree essential oil is the concentrated liquid compounds steam distilled from the leaves of the tree Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The oil is claimed to have valuable antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.
Tea tree oil is said to be good for relieving congestion, cold, cough and flu.
When added to bath water it helps control bacteria. Tea tree oil is not to be taken internally. It is usually used only on adults and must be kept away from children and pets. Don't use it if you're pregnant or lactating.