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An essential oil distilled from the leaves of the Australian plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil, which is made from distilling the tea tree’s leaves, has made a name for itself as a naturopathic treatment for skin ailments. Due to its natural antibiotic and antifungal properties, this essential oil is featured in many pharmaceutical products and used on its own as an at-home remedy for the treatment of acne, dandruff, and nail fungus. Because it possesses anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree has shown to be effective at reducing inflammation, redness, psoriasis, and rosacea.

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