Essential Oil: Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
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Shahana Rahman, MyChelle Dermaceuticals Skin Expert says,
“Tea Tree is one of the most, if not the most famous botanical healing remedies in the world. Originating from Australia and produced from the leaves and strong scent of the twigs it has many medicinal benefits and is hugely popular for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal, antiviral and vulnerary properties as it soothes sores and painful wounds.”
Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, it is well-known for its powerful antiseptic compounds and ability to treat sores. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian plant used in Australia for many years. And for over seven decades, it has been documented in numerous medical studies to kill several strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi, and it is very beneficial in skin care and hair care also. Tea tree oil is widely known for its antifungal, antiviral properties and antibacterial. In the 1920s, it was used in the surgical procedure to clean wounds and remove infections. Surgeons believed that it is more useful than carbolic acid, the normally used antiseptic at that time.
Here are some Amazing uses of tea tree essential oil-
Treat Acne- Now day’s tea tree oil is most common uses for in skin care products, as it’s considered one of the best effective home remedies for acne treatment. One of the best studies found tea tree oil to be just as beneficial as benzyl peroxide, but without the associated side effects that most people experience including red and peeling skin. To make homemade tea tree oil acne face wash just take some drops of tea tree oil and mix 2 tablespoon of organic honey. Simply apply on your face, leave on for two minutes, and then rinse off with fresh water.
Good For hair- Tea tree oil has proven very effective for the healthy hair and scalp. Tea tree oil has the ability to soothe dry, flaking scalp, remove dandruff and you can use this method for preventing lice also. Making homemade tea tree oil shampoo, mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with aloe Vera gel, coconut milk and rest essential oils like lavender oil.
For dry cuticles & ring worm- The essential oils in this rich, softening blend help counter cracked and dry cuticles. Tea tree oil is a proven anti fungus, while lavender is anti-inflammatory and healing. You may find avocado and jojoba oil in health food stores, or you may substitute olive oil for either or both. Take one tablespoon jojoba oil, one tablespoon avocado oil; ten drops tea tree essential oil and ten drops lavender essential oil pours the avocado and jojoba oils into a small, dark-colored glass bottle, which helps preserve the oil.
To treat chicken pox- Take few drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of olive oil, and use an organic cotton to apply the oil to sores twice in a day.
For Cleaning- Another fantastic way to use tea tree oil is as a floor cleaner. Organic tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties and can kill bad bacteria in your home. To make at home a tea tree oil cleanser, mix with water, vinegar and lemon oil, then use it on your counter tops, shower, sinks, toilet and kitchen appliances.
Tea Tree Oil has been documented in numerous medical studies to kill several strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi.