Tea tree oil can be your daily use essential oil as it is a multipurpose oil that is easily available, safe to use and economical. This oil has proven benefits on the health skin, hair and nails. Extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, this essential oil is available in pure form. It can be diluted if to be used for the skin. Terpinen-4-ol is a compound in a tea tree oil that has effect of killing fungi, virus, and bacteria. This oil can prevent infection and treat fungal/bacterial skin infection. Tea tree oil can also be used as an antiseptic and insect repellent.