Tea Tree Oil, or Melaleuca oil, is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Tea tree oil has many household and cosmetic uses including:
- Hair benefits as it can be added to shampoos to moisturize hair, giving it a natural shine. It is also moisturize your scalp.
- Repelling insects. Some studies have shown that tea tree oil is more effective as an insecticide than standard insecticides or repellents