OrganicIndore Tea Tree Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant tea tree with the botanical name melaleuca alternifolia. The essential oil is extracted using the steam distillation. The aroma of the essential oil is medicinal and herbaceous at the top and middle note. It is woody and earthy at the base note. Tea Tree oil should be diluted using a carrier oil of your choice before applying on the skin, or hair. OrganicIndore tea tree essential oil is to be used topically and is not meant to be consumed internally. Tea tree oil was used by the Aborigines for many centuries ago as it helps in reducing cough and cold, minor skin ailments and is known to heal sunburns. The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of tea tree oil makes it a natural choice in making hand wash. It is an effective natural insect repellent. Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties. Applying a small amount of diluted tea tree oil is known to keep infection at bay. Take a few drops of diluted tea tree oil on a cotton swab and apply it on acne affected area a couple of times in a day may help to manage acne out breaks. Rinsing your mouth regularly with tea tree oil mixed with water is known to fight bad breath and dental plaque. Soaking your feet in a warm water infused with tea tree oil is known to keep away nail infections, especially during monsoon season. Here the anti-fungal properties of this oil are at work. These are a few reasons why it tea tree oil is a must-have essential oil in your herbal oil collection.