Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), is a must-have in any medicine cabinet or tack room. The uses of this oil are many and have been proven.
Topically, Tea Tree is a strong antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agent. It can help wounds heal faster. It's also very helpful in treating thrush.
Tea Tree can be blended with other oils to create an effective insect repellent. It can also be used as in ingredient for safe all-natural household (and barn) cleansers.