Obtained by steeping tea tree leaves in boiled water, this infusion keeps the scalp and skin clean and spotless. Tea tree is indeed antimicrobial (which means it’s antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic) and helps balance sebum’s production while soothing irritation.
Melaleuca alternifolia is a small tree belonging to the myrtle family and native to Australia. it has a characteristic papery, shredded bark and grows white flowers during the summer. Its foliage conceals the glands from which the essential oil is extracted.
You may have asked yourself the question: "Is tea tree tea?" Absolutely not. It is said that the plant was so named by the first British explorers who arrived in New South Wales, Australia, after seeing Bundjalung people making infusions with the leaves. In fact, the Bundjalung people (indigenous to New South Wales) used tea leaves as a medicine to treat colds and promote wound healing, among other things.