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Tea Tree Oil

As its name implies, tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree. It is also known as melaleuca oil. This oil has been used topically (applied directly to the skin) as a folk or alternative remedy for centuries. Tea tree oil has been used to address a number of common conditions. It appears to have anti-bacterial properties. This means it kills bacteria. Because of this, many researchers believe that it might help to reduce acne breakouts. Scientists are also investigating the benefits for those who have athlete's foot, dandruff, toenail fungus and other skin infections. However, more research is needed to confirm any health benefits for these uses. Some people use tea tree oil products as a natural antiseptic. Tea tree oil should only be applied to the skin. It should never be swallowed. Poisoning can occur when the oil is swallowed. Tea tree oil has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction in some individuals. However, it is typically considered safe. To be sure, please talk to your doctor before adding tea tree oil to your personal care routine.

Product Offerings

Walgreens offers several types of tea tree oil. You might choose 100% tea tree oil as a topical solution. Consider diluting the oil on your first use to test your skin's sensitivity. You can find 100% tea tree oil available in a number of sizes and from a number of brands at Walgreens. You might prefer a product that features tea tree oil as just one of its ingredients. Many of these products are available at Walgreens as well. Remove makeup with tea-tree-based towelettes or enhance your at-home pedicure with a foot buffer infused with this ingredient. You can also find hand soaps, lip balms, and face washes that feature this natural botanical ingredient. In addition, many hair products contain tea tree oil. There are shampoos, sprays, pomades, and more. Whether you are looking to cleanse, pamper, or nourish your hair or skin, there are fun and luxurious products from which to choose. Explore these products to find the right ones for your needs today.

This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. There is no guarantee of purity, strength, or safety of the products. As a result, effects may vary. You should read product labels. In addition, if you are taking medications, herbs, or other supplements you should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before taking a supplement as supplements may interact with other medications, herbs, and nutritional products. If you have a medical condition, including if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking a supplement. Consult a healthcare provider if you experience side effects.