Australian Tea Tree Oil is one of the most exciting oils in the world. This natural oil is an effective antiseptic, fungicide and bacteriacide, and has many safe and effective uses in the health and cosmetics industry.
Tea Tree Oil was originally harvested from natural bush environments and first used by the Native Aboriginals for medicinal purposes.
While there are many varieties of tea tree species, it is the leaf from the "Melaleuca Alternifolia", which is indigenous to Australia, that is recognized as producing the best quality oil. Australian tea tree oil is a totally natural product produced by steam distillation of the leaves of the tea tree.
Australian plantation owners, who are members of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA), produce their oil using ecologically sound and sustainable farming practices. The Australian Tea Tree industry was one of the first to adopt an Environmental Policy, which broadly embraces the principles of ISO 14000.