Tea tree oil is one of the most extensively researched essential oils. It is produced from a shrub like tree by the name of Melaleuca alternifolia, which is found along streams and in swampy areas in its native land of Australia.
Essential oils are powerful, and tea tree oil is no exception. The greatest concern when it comes to using tea tree oil is chiefly skin irritation. If this is a concern for you, always dilute the tea tree oil in a liquid neutral oil such as olive oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, etc. etc. Mixing with water does no good-it’s an oil, and will therefore separate-so you must give it another fat to grab onto.
This oil is often called the “medicine cabinet in a bottle” and is effective against bacteria, fungi, and viruses too.
For years, people have used tea tree oil to help with skin ailments from acne to psoriasis. But its benefits don’t end there, here are some of the benefits of Tea Tree Oil:
To remove makeup:
For normal to dry skin, try mixing 1/4 cup canola oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil in a 4-ounce sterilized glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until blended. Store in a cool, dark place. To use, saturate a cotton ball with the oil and sweep over your face to remove makeup. Rinse well with warm water and follow with a toner.
To treat the chicken pox
Blend a few drops of tea tree essential oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and use a cotton swab to apply the oil to sores two or three times a day.
To relieve psoriasis
Rub a few drops of tea tree oil, diluted in a little olive oil, into your psoriasis patches several times a day.
Beneficial for the health of your hair and scalp
Tea tree oil has the ability to soothe dry flaking skin, remove dandruff and even can be used for the treatment of lice.
As a household cleaner
To make homemade a tea tree oil cleanser, mix with water, vinegar and lemon essential oil then use it on your counter tops, kitchen appliances, shower, toilet and sinks.
Some great Tea Tree Oil uses include:
To treat acne.
An anti-fungal for treating Athlete’s Foot, eczema, various yeast infections, etc.
An antiseptic to be used on cuts and burns.
An anti-viral: it may lessen the symptoms of colds and flu. Try using a few drops in the bath.
Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion.
Precaution to keep in mind for Tea Tree Oil are:
Tea Tree Oil should be kept in a dark glass bottle with a dropper. This will prevent light from shining in and reducing the oil’s potency.
Do not ingest it orally.
You don’t have to travel all the way to Australia to get the benefits of the tea tree now. Here are some of the Tea Tree products you can find:
Vegetal Tea Tree Face Wash is a soap free gel formula with Tea Tree Oil and Cucumber extract that gives very deep cleansing of oil from the face.
Tea tree Oil is very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as an immuno-stimulant & increases the body’s ability to fight off any infections.
Tea tree oil is regarded as one of the strongest natural antiseptics known to man. Because of its ability to inhibit and kill growth of bacteria, fungi & viruses, it makes a great medicinal soap for cuts & scrapes as well as a multi-purpose antibacterial and facial soap for every day use.
Neem Tea Tree Dandruff Clarifying Hair Solution is an herbal formulation with nutritive extracts and conditioning properties that helps to control the flaking, scaling, and hair falling. It makes hair soft, shiny & healthy.
It is time to make Tea Tree Oil your new absolute favourite essential oil.