Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) Oil

Function: antioxidant, perfuming

Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, commonly known as tea tree oil, is generally used in cosmetic formulations for its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil is composed of a very complex chemical formation that includes regenerative compound, terpinen-4-ol. Research suggests that this compound increases white blood cell activity to fight acne bacteria and germs, and promote skin healing.