Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia Leaf Oil) is an essential oil distilled from the branches and leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, a species of tree or tall shrub in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, and it is endemic to Australia. The main components of the tea tree essential oil is terpinen-4-ol. It is considered the primary active ingredient of tea tree oil giving it antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Since terpinen-4-ol gives the oil it’s antibacterial and antiseptic properties to fight against bacterias and therefore can be used to help with scalp problems like dandruff.
Tea Tree oil is found in the following products: Fortune oil