TEA TREE OIL
For hundreds of years, the Aborigines of Australia have used the effective antiseptic properties of Tea Tree Oil as a natural remedy for many things. Tea Tree Oil was originally given it's name by the great explorer Captain James Cook when he first landed in Australia in the 18th century. In 1925 a gentleman by the name of A.R. Penfold, showed that 100% pure Tea Tree Oil ( Know as Melaleuca alternifolia oil) was 11 to 13 times stronger than the traditionally used antiseptic of the time called carbolic acid (phenol).
Unlike phenol, Tea Tree Oil didn't burn the skin. It therefore quickly became the preferred household antiseptic in Australia. When Australia entered into World War II, all supplies of Tea Tree Oil went to the Australian army for use in the soldiers first aid kits.
From bush cutting the natural plant by hand early this century, the production of Tea Tree Oil has been developed into cultivated and mechanised harvesting in big commercial plantations. This growth in supply has encouraged more and more companies to enter into further development of products using the properties of this amazing and useful essential oil. The many uses that have been discovered to be beneficial utilizing Tea Tree Oil as a component, include (acne medication) it is an effective ingredient to combat acne, an additive to shampoo and skin care products and many more uses.
Visit with us as we discover many more uses for Tea Tree Oil and see why it should be included in your medicine cabinet.