Tea tree oil is a clear liquid, with a strong aroma, similar to that of eucalyptus. It is considered a good treatment for fungal infections of the skin such as warts, athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch and fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails, a condition which is often resistant to strong antibiotics. It can also help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, dandruff, wounds, sun burns and age spots.
Although tea tree oil is non-toxic, it should not be taken internally and should only be used as a topical remedy and under the advice of your healthcare practitioner. A 10% solution (about 1 teaspoon to a base of 10 teaspoons of water or coconut oil) is typically recommended to clean most infected wounds or to apply to skin conditions. It is available in most health-food stores. Make sure that the label reads 100% pure tea tree.