Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns.
Tea tree oil has become a popular natural ingredient in all kinds of shampoos, face soaps and ointments because of its amazing healing powers. Leaves of the tea tree to make tea and antiseptic poultices that treated cuts, wounds, and skin infections. Tea tree has so many anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits that the army puts it in soldiers’ first aid kits. Now, you can use tea tree oil in a variety of ways, especially to heal your skin.