Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
The health benefits of Tea Tree Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance.
Tea tree oil”s has become more popular within the last few years, and it is now added to soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products. Tea tree oil has many uses around the home which include:
- Toothbrush cleaner – A drop of tea tree oil can disinfect your toothbrush, which is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
- Mold treatment – Mix a drop with a cup of water, spray on moldy areas, and then wipe clean. For an all-natural disinfectant, you can also sprinkle a few drops of tea tree oil along with baking soda on your bathroom or kitchen surfaces.
- Natural pest control – The strong smell of tea tree oil naturally repels ants and other insects.
- Laundry freshener – Adding a few drops of this oil during the wash cycle will make your laundry smell crisper and kill organisms lurking in your washer.
Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete”s foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations.
You can use Tea Tree for the following:
A common use of Tea Tree Oil is as a natural Acne treatment. An effective remedy is to dab a cotton swab into tea tree oil and then gently apply the oil onto affected areas before going to sleep. In the morning, rinse off the oil and wash your face as usual. Repeat this daily.
Boils and Carbuncles
Tea Tree Oil has also been used for the treatment of Boils or Carbuncles. It has been found to speed up the healing process while also relieving discomfort. Dip a cotton swab into the tea tree oil and then apply it directly onto the boil or carbuncle. Be sure to carefully dispose of the swab and make sure it does not touch any uninfected parts of your skin. Repeat this 3 to 5 times per day until the boil has healed.
Tea Tree Oil helps treat toenail fungus infections. Simply apply 1 to 2 drops of the oil directly onto the infected toenails and rub it above and under the tip of the nail. Repeat this once per day.
Hair Care: The stimulant property of tea tree oil can be very beneficial for taking care of certain hair conditions. If you suffer from dandruff or hair loss, simply apply a diluted amount of tea tree essential oil to your scalp. The increased blood flow that you experience will help your follicle stay healthy and strengthen the hold on your hair, so you won’t suffer from premature hair loss. Also, since the skin will become healthier, it will be easier to keep moisturized, reducing the amount of dandruff and dry skin!
Please Note: Pregnant and breast-feeding women should avoid the use of Tea Tree Oil.