Tea tree oil is extracted from a plant that’s native to Australia. For centuries, Aboriginal people in Australia have used this as topical treatment for a wide range of health problems. After all, this oil is known to have potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Some of the health issues that it can resolve include acne, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, gum disease, vaginal infections and dandruff, among many others. In one study, it was found that tea tree oil was just as effective as 5 percent benzoyl peroxide in toning down acne and its symptoms.