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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Recent Examples on the Web To shrink and heal spots, Peter Thomas Roth's transparent patches combine exfoliating 0.5% salicylic acid with toning tea tree oil and moisturizing hyaluronic acid. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why Pimple Patches Are the Perfect Accessory in Our Era of Mask Wearing," 22 Oct. 2020 With ingredients like witch hazel water, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil, the formula will dissolve scalp buildup for a healthier scalp. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Make Your Hair Grow Thicker, According to Experts," 19 Oct. 2020 The company said biotin helps hair grow while tea tree oil keeps your scalp healthy and clean. NBC News, "New & Notable: Sephora, H&M, Logitech, Olay and more," 29 Sep. 2020 Similar to tea tree oil, initial studies reveal neem oil to be effective in getting rid of lice and nits. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Head Lice," 27 Aug. 2020 These dots feature a blend of acne-busting salicylic acid, clarifying tea tree oil and hydrating hyaluronic acid and are designed to minimize blemishes overnight without irritating surrounding skin. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Our bestselling Nordstrom products of 2020 so far," 27 Aug. 2020 Simply spray it on the inside or outside of your mask to enjoy the relaxing effect of tea tree oil and lavender. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 products that solve the most uncomfortable things about wearing a mask," 13 Aug. 2020 As far as other DIY methods for skin tag removal at home, such as applying apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, tea tree oil, etc., Geraghty notes that there's no compelling evidence to show that those therapies are effective. Kristi Kellogg, Allure, "How to Remove Skin Tags, According to Dermatologists," 12 Aug. 2020 This Lagunamoon gift set, marked down from $15.99 to just $9.99, is packed with six 10-milliliter bottles of essential oil, including lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Wednesday," 24 June 2020

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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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“Tea tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20tree. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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