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The antiseptic action of tea tree oil is thought to be 100 times more powerful than carbolic acid - but is not a danger to humans. Its amazing antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties have been used to successfully treat insect bites, cuts, scabies, candida, ringworm, sunburn, acne, athlete's foot, toothache, and the mouth infection pyorrhea. If irritation occurs with this oil stop use or try adding a few drops to about 1/8 cup distilled water or some primrose or vitamin E oil.