Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, it is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tea tree for its antiseptic and antibacterial uses. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic ingredient with broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as excellent solvency and dermal penetration. Its antifungal properties have been known to reduce fungusrelated ailments such as athlete’s foot and cracked heels. As a preventative, it can combat foot odor and sweaty feet. There are a multitude of professional nail and skin care products that include tea tree oil as an active ingredient.
July 1, 2001
This essential oil — a natural antifungal that hails from the Land Down Under — seems to be showing up in everything from pedicure products to hand cream. What can this product do for your clients and why is it being hailed as the next miracle of nature?