Oil from “Down Under”, Tea tree oil is yellow / greenish tinged essential oil extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Australian natives used tea tree for antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, and immune stimulant properties. The essential oil steam distilled from its leaves and twigs to treat range of ailments like cold, sores, acnes and even whooping cough. Combats skin infections, insect bites, and minor wounds and is a remedy for oral infections.
The balsamic woody antiseptic fragrant tea tree oil’s magical healing powers make it one of the best essential oils to have in your medicine closet. Beside lavender oil, tea tree oil can be used directly without any carrier oil. It can be used undiluted as it is non toxic, non-irritating. It is ideal to perform a patch test your skin before using it. Blends well with lavender, lemon, rosemary, and clove oils.
The much talked about oil treats vaginal yeast infections, plantar warts, warts and insect bites. Rubbing it on to scalp will help in getting rid of nits, dandruff and lice. Fights viruses, bacteria, fungi thereby boosting the immune system to ward off infectious disease. It can be used undiluted on wounds, minor cuts and insect bites. It cures the affected area by penetrating the skin and leaving no scars.
Tea tree oil is good remedy for acne. It heals the acne scars and unclogs the pores. Single large drop tea tree oil dabbed on the pimple may clear it up quickly. Few drops of tea tree oil to your warm bath relax and rejuvenate you. It helps to remove persistent body odor and soothe sore muscles. When added to water in pools, hot tubs and spas it controls bacteria.
Massage few drops of undiluted oil for athlete’s foot and ring worm infections. Inhalation of few drops of this oil is a great relief for persistent colds, flu, toothache, and cough. A dab of tea tree oil around your nose will open up clogged nose soothing sinuses.
Tea tree oil has been used effectively to treat abscess, blisters, burns, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, spots, warts and wounds. You can use tea tree oil to cure sunburns, diaper rash, toenail infections and problems of smelly feet.
Tea tree oil properties act as immune booster helping the body to fight off host of micro organisms that lead to reduction in body’s natural resistance power.