Tea tree oil has been in use since history. It is not a native tree of India. It is mostly cultivated and available in Australia. In science its plant is called as Melaleuca Alternifolia. This is the name of the shrub through which it is extracted. This plant is present near the streams and swampy areas of Australia. It is among the most researched and scientifically concluded essential oils.
Let us look into its history a little, in 1920 a scientist named Arthur Penfold was finding out the different properties and structural behaviors of different native oils, then suddenly tea tree he landed on tea tree oil and found out it too be quite promising. According to him, It has extremely powerful antiseptic agents.
Although benefits and uses of tea tree oils are endless, but still for your convenience I have tried to jot down some.
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Benefits / Uses of tea tree oil are as follows:-
Benefits of Tea Tree oil For Skin
I am sure you must have come across various skin cares and ointments which contains tea tree oil as one of their ingredients to reduce acne. Because of its antiseptic properties tea tree oil is considered as quite effective in treating Acne. There is significant reduction in sebum production by the skin after its usage. Also, the best part in treating acne using tea tree oil is that there is no side effect of using tea tree oil on your skin unlike other ointments which causes redness of the skin or peeling of the skin.
Take two to three drops of tea tree oil and mix it along with honey or yoghurt. Apply it on the affected area using your fingertips. Finally, rinse it after 15- 20 minutes. You will see the visible results in some three weeks.
2For Blemish Free Skin
If you are suffering from dark spots and blemishes then you can use tea tree oil as one of the treatment for them. You can also use ointments and skin cream which contains 100% natural tea tree oil. It is considered as one of the amazing benefits of tea tree oil
Take few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball. Dab the cotton oil over the affected area. You will see the desired results within few weeks.
3For Cuts, Insects Bites and Burns
Tea tree is quite helpful when comes to insect bites, cuts and burns. Tea tree contains powerful antiseptic properties which helps in relieving the skin problems. After applying it on the affected area it smoothens the skin and heals it naturally. It also helps in reducing the itchiness which is caused by the skin problems.
Put few drops of tea tree oil in the water for your bathing.
4For Treating Razor Cuts
There are many problems like razor cuts and ingrown hair. One of the benefits of tea tree oil is treating these sensations. For razor cuts, take tea tree oil on the cotton ball and dab it on the affected area. For ingrown area, mix the tea tree oil with warm water and apply it on the affected area using your fingertips.
5Treating Corns, Wounds and Ringworms
Tea tree oil is quite useful when it comes to ringworms, wounds and corns. It can give you instant relief if applied on the affected area. To avoid any allergic reaction if you are sensitive to it, always use a carrier oil to mix with before using it as an treatment. So in case next time you suffer from any of these problems, then try to look for tea tree oil.
Benefits of Tea Tree oil For Health
6For Healing Chicken Pox
Tea tree oil is quite famous for healing the rashes and itching caused by the chicken pox.
Put some twenty drops of tea tree oil in the water for bathing. You can also apply the tea tree oil on the affected area using the cotton ball.
7Tea tree oil for Cancer
Now it is scientifically proven that tea tree oil has anti-cancer agents. Tea tree oil along with frankincense oil is used for treating oil. This is considered as one of the most important benefit and use of tea tree oil.
Mix tea tree oil, frankincense oil and raspberry seed oil and apply it on the abnormal skin lesions. You will see the visible results in some time.
8Tea Tree oil’s Deodorant
One of the benefit of tea tree oil is because it has excellent anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree oil can be used to make your own healthy deodorant. It would help in reducing body odor which happens due to the various bacterial agents present on the skin. It helps in removing those bacteria and helps in keeping us fresh.
Mix coconut oil and baking soda and tea tree oil for making homemade deodorant. You can also put a mixture of tea tree oil and lemon juice in your shoes to keep them smelling fresh.
Tea tree oil is also quite beneficial in treating dandruff. You can see the visible results just in a span of few weeks.
Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil with your regular shampoo. Apply it on your hair whenever you wash. Rinse it with normal water.
10For Reducing Hair Fall
Tea tree oil is of great help when it comes to reducing hair fall. People buy so many expensive products to get rid of hair fall. Tea tree oil can one spot easy and useful solution for reducing hair fall.
11For Ear Infection Treatment
There are many antibiotics which are present in market to treat ear infection. But they comes with side effects. Tea tree oil is quite useful in treating the ear infection without any side effects. There are many disease which can be easily treated using tea tree oil. Some of them are otitis media which happens to occur in the middle of the ear and the otitis externa which happens to occur in the outer ear.
12For Treating Cold
Tea tree oil is quite beneficial in treating cold. There are many medicines which are also used in treating cold but there are many other clauses attached with them. You can heal your cold, blocked nose naturally using tea tree oil
Mix few drops of tea tree oil along with the warm water and then use it for gargling. For better results, do it twice a day.
13For Mouth Problems
One of the significant use of tea tree oil is, using it as a mouth wash. It has awesome anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which helps in treating bleeding gums, inflamed gums, breath etc. It also helps in reducing the pain and irritation inside the mouth caused due to any of the above mouth problems.
Mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with warm water and rinse your mouth daily using it. For better results, do it twice a day.
14For treating conjunctivitis
Tea tree oil is the most significant and instant medicine to get relief in conductivities. It has antiseptic properties which helps in reducing irritation and redness in eyes.
Boil some green tea eye bags and add few drops of tea tree oil in it. Boil it for 5-6 minutes and allow it to cool down. Place the bags on your eyes for 20 to 25 minutes. It will give you instant relief.
Note:- Avoid using it if you are allergic to tea tree oil.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Miscellaneous Things
15For Cleaning Molds
One of the biggest problem in homes is the infestation of the molds. Tea tree is an excellent agents which can be used for the cleaning or killing off the molds.
Buy a tea tree oil cleaner and spray it on your machines, dishwasher etc to kill off the molds.
16For Using as an Cleanser
Another benefit of tea tree oil is using it as a cleanser for cleaning your household. Tea tree oil has an excellent anti-microbial properties and has potential to kill off all the harmful bacteria.
Mix tea tree oil along with the lemon essential oil, vinegar and water than apply it on your sink, toilet and kitchen etc. areas for cleaning.
17As a Mosquito Repellent
Tea tree has excellent anti-insecticidal properties. The usage of its soap helps in giving a protective sheet to your skin against mosquitoes, flies etc.
There are many mosquito repellant available in market but you need not fall into the trap of those sticky creams, you can just use tea tree oil in your water while bathing.
- In case of medical problems do not apply tea tree oil directly without consulting your doctor.
- Avoid using tea tree oil directly, dilute it using water or carrier essential oil before usage.
- If you are allergic to tea tree oil, avoid using it.
So I hope you have liked the post and have learned about the various benefits and uses of tea tree oil. Would see you again with next post. Also, do not forget to share your experience in the comment box provided below…Happy Experimenting!!JJ