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tea tree

Antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, potentially irritating essential oil with astringent properties.

A 2012 review by the NIH rates tea tree oil as “possibly effective” for three applications, claiming that a 5% tea tree oil gel appears to be as effective as 5% benzoyl peroxide.

Note: TTO is a potent essential oil. Do not apply it straight to your skin, it must be mixed with a carrier oil to prevent burning and irritation. Tea tree oil is also highly toxic to dogs and cats.

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