Prince Harry’s fiancée and soon-to-be Duchess Meghan Markle has revealed the Aussie favourite – tea tree oil – is her go-to skin care remedy. She’s not alone. Tea tree oil has long held pride of place in Australian family bathroom and medicine cabinets for its application on minor cuts and burns, abrasions, blemishes, bites and stings.
Ms Markle revealed in an interview with Allure Magazine that Tea Tree Oil is her secret skincare weapon saying “The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil. It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it’s my little cure-all. It’s inexpensive, it’s small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time.”
Unsure what is tea tree oil is all about?
Well Tea tree is Australia’s natural antiseptic that is distilled from specially selected Melaleuca alternifolia leaves. Research shows this essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and helps to inhibit a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi as well as cleanses and protects skin abrasions.
It can also be used to address fungal infections like athlete’s foot and nail infections.
Eric White, the Founder of Thursday Plantation, was the first to believe in the medicinal power of the Tea Tree back in 1973.