Herb Pharm Tea Tree Oil For External Use Only. Herb Pharm Tea Tree Oil is prepared from the fresh (undried), leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia trees which grown in their native wetlands habitat in Queensland, Australia. The leaves are hand-harvested at their optimal potency and are then prompptly steam distilled to produce the finest oil possible solvents are never used. Herb Pharm Tea Tree Oil is low in cineole (less than 7%) and is therefore very gentle to the skin and mucous membrane. Great Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil For Health: Use a dab to treat acne. An anti-fungal for treating Athlete's Foot, eczema, various yeast infections, etc. An antiseptic to be used on cuts and burns. An anti-viral: it may lessen the symptoms of colds and flu. Try using a few drops in the bath. Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion. Add a small amount to shampoo to destroy head lice. A small amount added to your bath can help with persistent body odor. Treating sinus infection. For dandruff and dry scalp. In the form of aromatherapy, tea tree oil is used to treat colds, persistent coughs, acne, toothaches, and sunburn. For Cleaning: To create an all-purpose cleaner, combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Another version would be 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil. Mix the above solution with kosher salt to scrub bathtub and bathroom tiles. Add a few drops to dishwasher dispenser, then fill with a green dishwashing soap. A few drops added to each load of laundry leave your clothes smelling cleaner. Control mold with a tea tree oil/water spray. Remove mustiness with that same tea tree oil/water spray. To keep germs at bay, spray it on high chairs, car seats, and other high traffic spots. 15 drops in a quart of water can be an effective insect repellent. Be sure to take some with you when hiking and camping to put directly on insect bites or blisters.