Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an extraction from the Melaleuca tree. It has antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Can't imagine being without it
Since coming to Australia over 30 years ago, I have been using tea tree oil. It is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, germicide and fungicide and is harvested from the native Australian Melaleuca (or tea tree). It has been used in Aboriginal communities as a natural remedy for centuries and was later adopted by the early settlers as an essential item for the medicine cabinet. It has a wonderful, aromatic perfume, is cheap and easily available. I've used it for everything from healing nappy rash to keeping mosquitoes away and I wouldn't travel anywhere without it. Often referred to as "First Aid in a Bottle", Tea Tree Oil is 100% natural and environmentally friendly. I can't imagine being without it.
Jane, Australia - 26 November 2004