Tea Tree Oil contains a natural bacteria fighting ingredient, called terpinen-4-ol. There are over one hundred known benefits of tea tree oil for use in skin irritation, infections and diseases.
The native Australians applied Tea Tree oil directly to wounds, boils, sores, cuts and certain eruptions, as well as insect bites and stings, to protect them from infections. They believe it is as good as any anti biotic, but without its adverse side effects. Some people swear by its ability to successfully and naturally kill lice and their eggs, called nits.