Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is derived from leaves of tea tree through steam distillation or cold pressing. The essential oil is also known as Melaleuca oil, it is colorless to pale yellow colored liquid that constitutes of fresh fragrance like camphor. Botanically, Tea tree is known as Melaleuca alternifolia and is native of South Wales and Australia. Tea tree belongs to Magnoliophyta division of Myrtales which is the order of Myrtaceae family. The tall shrub grows along streams of swampy flats. Tea tree has leaves which are linear, long and wide. It bears flowers in spike of 3- 5 cm long and bears small woody, cup shaped fruits.