Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) for Hair

The benefits and potential of tea tree oil (distilled from plantations of Melaleuca alternifolia) have been recognised for more than 70 years.

Tea Tree has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries

What is Tea Tree?

Tea Tree should not be confused with a plant that produces leaves used to make black, green, and oolong tea. Tea Tree is a small tree from which an oil is extracted that has been used as medicine by Aborigines for centuries.

The oil possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It also enhances rejuvenation and healing so it's no wonder it has been held in high regard as one of nature's wonders. Tea Tree also hides a plethora of benefits for your hair as the power of nature's gift hidden in this small tree will leave your locks feeling refreshed and weightless. The indigenous Bundjalung people of eastern Australia are believed to have used tea trees as a traditional medicine for many years in a variety of ways including inhaling the oil from the crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds, applying the leaves on wounds as a poultice as well as brewing an infusion of the leaves to make a tea for treatment of sore throats or applying on the skin for minor wounds, abrasions and insect bites and stings.

Herbal Essences Clarifying Tea Tree shampoos and conditioners will help you get that residue-free, squeaky clean hair of your dreams accompanied by fresh herbal notes of the wonderful Tea Tree.

Where does Tea Tree come from?

Tea Tree is a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Although today it is widely available as the commercial use began all the way back in the 1920s.

The name originated from the early explorers who used small trees to make tea, but the real secret lies within it and it was known by Aborigines for centuries. Discover the magic of tea tree's power with Herbal Essences Clarifying Tea Tree shampoos and conditioners.