How to Use Your Tea Tree Oil Part 2
Tea tree’s impressive antiseptic properties make it an essential ingredient of any aromatherapy medicine cabinet and a valuable addition to your bathroom.
Tea Tree Herbal Folklore
- The Aborigines knew about the properties of the tea tree long before European settlers ever heard of it. They has a magical lake into which the leaves of the tea tree had been falling for hundreds of years, imbuing it with antiseptic and healing properties.
- Captain Cook first mentions the tea tree and its healing properties in his journal during the 1770s after the Aborigines showed him how to make tea from its leaves.
- During the First World War, Australian soldiers were issues with tea tree oil as standard issue. the government took steps to protect the production of the oil during the War.