Remember about twenty years or so there was a huge trend about the “amazing” Melaleuca? I remember thinking I loved that stuff but it seemed as fast as it roared through the beauty and wellness scene it was gone. I think it may be because there was some question about why it was only sold through like a pyramid type multi-marketing thing. That’s just my best guess, because I don’t know that for sure. I felt that sort of gave it a questionable mission or reason to be suspect of its effectiveness possibly. I’m not sure…I just remember thinking it was a results oriented, effective ingredient and as long as I could use it as opposed to sell it, I was a fan!
A little about melaleuca:
Melaleuca (when used as an essential oil) comes from the Ti Tree (also known in our industry as tea tree). The essential oil from melaleuca alternifolia is said to be antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibiotic in terms of the therapeutic properties when used topically. There is another tea tree oil from another myrtle species called Leptospermum which leads me to believe that not all products that contain “tea tree” are indeed from the melaleuca plant.
Due to its unique properties it is a potent effective ingredient when formulated into skin care products, especially for problematic skin and scalp. And recently I’ve rediscovered the Melaleuca type tea tree oil in a few of my favorite specialty products. Many products use tea tree oil which is an amazing skin care ingredient, but I’ve found the products that indicate they’re specifically using Melaleuca Alternifolia turn out to work much better for me.
Now I imagine you’re wondering which fabulous brands and products I’m referring to that contain this form of tea tree oil. So I suppose I should cut to the chase.
For Younger Looking Skin:
For Oil Control, Pore Unclogging and Zip Zapping:
For Purifying and Detoxifying Acne Prone Skin:
For Dynamite Dandruff and Psoriasis Butt Kicking: