Q: What’s this tea tree oil ingredient I’m seeing in so many of my beauty products?
A: Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia and has a multitude of practical uses. Tea tree oil has become extremely popular for its natural anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. Most people purchase tea tree in its pure oil form, but you can find it among the top-listed ingredients in everything from shampoo to toothpaste to lip balm. Read more →