Tea Tree essential oil has to be used in moderation each time because it can dry out your skin if used in excess.
Tea Tree is not the same as the tea “chai” beverage. The botanical name is Melaleuca alternifolia, which grows in Southeast Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Native to Australia for centuries, its medical benefits have been preached far and wide. The use of Tea Tree essential oil has since spread all over the world.
Properties of Tea Tree essential oil: antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrizant (promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue), expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and sudorific (induces sweating) substance.
It can help remove antibacterial infections of the colon, stomach, digestive tract, urinary tract, and excretory system. Tea Tree can be taken in extremely small quantities, one to two drops, mixed in any soup, stew or cold drink. It may not agree with your body. So try a small quantity and discontinue at once if you do not feel well.
Tea Tree helps prevent infections to wounds. It helps your skin heal faster. The antioxidants in Tea Tree oil can help retain the tautness, the elasticity of your skin giving it a more youthful look. You can mix tea tree oil with any carrier oil like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil and body lotion. Tea Tree oil can help reduce wrinkles.
Tea Tree essential oil can help clear up congestion brought on by cold and viral infections. People suffering from bronchial or asthmatic breathing issues can breathe easier if they rub tea tree oil on their chest before going to bed. It can help loosen and release phlegm from the lungs, clearing sinus and nasal passages.
Tea Tree oil can help clear the scalp of infections and dandruff. It can be mixed with any carrier oil – like coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, beeswax, or hair cream. The scalp can be washed off with warm to hot water.
Tea Tree oil can be applied directly to boils, blisters, sores, around wounds and cuts. This will help prevent and minimize further infection.
Tea Tree oil can be used to apply underarm as a natural deodorant, and this helps prevent the growth of bacteria in that area, causing your body to have no odor during the day. Tea Tree essential oil is used in the manufacturing of natural deodorant sticks.
Tea Tree oil can be used to reduce pain caused due to an ear infection. Use a drop or two to clear out the infection in the ear canal. Do not use it on children under the age of five. Keep a close watch on children after using tea tree oil drops in their ear.
Tea Tree oil can clear out bacterial infections of the skin. It clears out acne, (pimples) caused by oily skin and eliminates bacteria altogether in repeated applications. It can help people with serious skin infections like eczema, Psoriasis, and rosacea (extreme redness and itchiness, infected patches of skin).
Tea Tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and joint aches caused due to muscular sprains and sports injuries. It helps speed up the healing process and promotes tissue restoration. It can also help people suffering from muscular atrophy or degenerative arthritis, called osteoarthritis, a chronic disorder that damages the cartilage and tissues surrounding a joint.
Tea Tree oil can be used to spray on mattresses and let to dry out in the sun. The mattress can be used again in the evening after exposing the mattress a good two to four hours in full sunlight. Before spraying the mattress, you can use a hand-vacuum to clean dust mites off the mattress. Discard the bag or empty canister of dust outside, at once.
Add 20 – 25 drops of tea tree oil in warm to hot water. This mixture can be filled in a spray bottle which can be used to spray around doorways outside the house to keep insects and bugs, especially mosquitoes far away from your front door. Do this twice a week for best results. Do not spray in the presence or around animals.
Tea Tree oil spray can be used to ward off insects like mosquitoes, garden bugs and other insects that cause you to lose the fun in your yard. Insects do not like the scent of Tea Tree essential oil.
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Some of the main chemical compounds of tea tree essential oil are alpha pinene, beta pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha phellandrene, alpha-terpinene, limonene, cineole, gamma terpinene, para-cymene, terpinolene, Linalool, terpineol, and alpha-terpineol.
Disclaimer: This oil as with all essential oils is not intended to be a substitute cure for medicine or actual doctor’s advice. Different people react differently to essential oils. Some people have extra sensitive skin and they may have to use a carrier oil to dilute the potency of the essential oil before they apply it on their skin. People with health issues would do well to research essential oils before they start the use of essential oils to create a sense of well being for themselves.