tea tree


Definition of tea tree

1 : any of various Australasian shrubs or small trees (genus Leptospermum) of the myrtle family that form dense thickets and have aromatic evergreen foliage
2 : any of various melaleucas (especially Melaleuca alternifolia) with aromatic leaves that yield an essential oil used especially as an antiseptic

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The Sông Lô Dark is made from leaves harvested from centuries-old wild tea trees in Vietnam's Hà Giang province, just across the border from China. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "How Dallas is dipping into the world of dark, funky, fermented teas," 26 July 2019 Each strip works for a different purpose — softening your pores, extracting the gunk, and then smoothing your skin — with a dose of witch hazel, tea tree and green tea. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "E.L.F. Is Launching Four New Sheet Masks, and We Want Them All," 11 Apr. 2018 At some point we were all handed a certificate and a potted tea tree. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Meaning of Citizenship: 9 People on How They Found Home," 5 July 2019 Afterwards dab with tea tree oil which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "How to Pop A Pimple Properly, Even Though You Really Shouldn't," 27 June 2019 For sensitive skin: Those with sensitive skin will need to be on the lookout for specific ingredients that may cause irritation, such as tea tree oil. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "What You Should Know Before Using a Trendy New Face Oil," 13 Mar. 2019 Combine 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to 1 cup of water and increase the quantity ratio from there. Cate Geiger, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Black Mold Naturally," 23 May 2019 Twitter accounts preach how tea tree oil and rosewater is the secret to clear, radiant skin. Glamour, "Why I Never Take Advice From People With Perfect Skin," 22 May 2019 The tingling formula promises to absorb excess oil with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, green tea leaves from Japan, and organic community-trade tea tree oil from Kenya — and without parabens, paraffin, silicone, or mineral oil. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Body Shop’s Charcoal Mask Is Sold Once Every 15 Seconds," 18 May 2019

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First Known Use of tea tree

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tea tree

from the use of an infusion of their leaves as a beverage

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