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Tea Tree Oil


Definition of Tea Tree Oil

  1. Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, it is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tea tree for its antiseptic and antibacterial uses. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic ingredient with broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as excellent solvency and dermal penetration. Its antifungal properties have been known to reduce fungusrelated ailments such as athlete’s foot and cracked heels. As a preventative, it can combat foot odor and sweaty feet. There are a multitude of professional nail and skin care products that include tea tree oil as an active ingredient.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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