A real powerhouse, tea tree essential oil is one of the most versatile and popular of all the essential oils. It is inexpensive, extremely practical and confers such a wide range of health,skin and hair benefits that it should be a staple of any medicine cabinet.
Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
1#.Cold And Sore Throat
The healing properties just don’t stop, gargle with a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and warm water (add some rock salt as well) at least once a day to kill all that bacteria in your throat. To fight a cold, you could add few drops to your steam inhalation and let the antiseptic magic do its trick.
Heal those awful painful itchy scars with the most natural of natural home remedies. Blend Tea Tree Oil (a few drops) with 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oiland apply on the sores a few times a day. Your little one will be happier for it!
Using a mouthwash of tea tree oil diluted in water can help remedy and prevent gum disease and plaque. Be careful again not to swallow it. Small amounts are not considered toxic, but the stomach might rebel.
Put a few drops of tea tree oil in a steam bath or vaporizer or add 5-10 drops to steaming hot water for an inhalant. The oil can be rubbed around the sinuses as well. This treatment, if used on the onset of symptoms might aid in killing germs and bacteria.
Asthma is not a condition to be taken lightly so make sure that you see your doctor if you suffer from a serious attack. Some people have found however that tea tree oil can help treat their symptoms and help them to breathe more easily and freely. The best way to treat your symptoms is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to a bowl or sink full of very hot water and inhaling the vapors.
Skin Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil
6#.Dry Skin Treatment
Tea tree oil is a perfect treatment for dry skin. Just add 5 spoons of tea tree oil and one spoon of almond oil and massage gently onto your skin. Let it rest for some time and bath normally.
Constant use helps to keep your skin hydrated for a longer period of time. It also keeps the skin soft, glowing and supple.
7#.Skin Irritations And Sunburn
Using several drops of Tea Tree Oil added to bath water, it is possible to reduce the swelling and itching from skin irritations. In addition, the same method can be used to treat the symptoms of minor sunburn.
There are a lot of face-washes and creams to treat acne, but most of them ruin your skin, even more than before. Find a face-wash with tea tree oil in it. For better results use tea tree oil. Apply it with cotton all over the infected area.
Jock itch is another common fungal disease that tea tree oil can be used to treat effectively. Before applying the oil to your skin, be sure to dilute it with a quality carrier oil like olive oil or sweet almond then apply a thin layer to that affected region each day.
10#.Athletes Foot Fungus
Are you embarrassed by your feet? Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal and can help cure foot fungus. You will no longer have to invest in expensive foot products. Use regularly and your feet will be ready for a luxurious foot rub in no time!
Hair Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil
Since tea oil fights bacteria and other microbes, massaging tea oil mixed with any other oil such as mustard oil can help you cure irritated scalp.
Tea tree oil functions as an antifungal and kills bacteria that cause overproduction of the skin cells responsible for creating white flakes called dandruff.
Massage your hair with the oil, leave it overnight and rinse it off in the morning.
13#.Promotes Hair Growth
Tea tree oil has many natural antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-infection etc properties which effectively deal with hair-related problems. It kills all the microbes which inhibit hair growth andpromotes hair growth by proving nourishment to the roots of hairs. It has the ability to regrow hairs and prevents from breakage of hairs.
The hair gets regular viral or bacterial infections that lead to improper hair growth in the body. It puts all the infections aside, which is the main cause for the scalp irritations. These can be reduced by the regular usage of tea tree oil to the hair.
The lice which doesn’t leave the hair up easily and the regular usage of tea tree oil to hair will surely help out in the curing of lice from the hair. The tea tree oil was more effective at killing the lice, eradicating 100 percent after 30 minutes. On the other hand, nerolidol was more effective at killing the eggs.
A combination of both substances, at a ratio of 1 part to 2, worked best to destroy both the lice and the eggs.
Certain essential oils should be avoided by pregnant women, infants, and young children and be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils.
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