Tea tree oil is known as, Australian Melaleuca Alternifolia. Tea tree oil has been used for many centuries by Australian aboriginal people.
TTO is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves, then by vacuum distillation to decrease TTO boiling point. Moreover, tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties to treat infections and wounds.
Tea Tree Oil Benefits and Uses
Tea tree oil is amazing for removing makeup because it hydrates the skin. Mix 4 drops of coconut oil with 5 drops of TTO and wipe off your makeup gently.
2. Cure Eczema
recent studies have shown that TTO can treat eczema better
Mix 1 tablespoon of shea butter with 5 drops of tea tree oil. Mix the mixture and apply it on the affected area. Repeat this process 3 times a day.
3. Oral and Gum Infections
TTO is widely known for its healing properties.It helps slow tooth decay,relieve oral infections, and freshen breath by killing the bacteria.
In a cup of water add 3 drops of TTO with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. swish around your mouth for a few minutes and expel.
Tea tree oil is for external use only don’t swallow it.
TTO is also awesome to treat acne scars due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which makes it significantly more effective in treating acne than chemichal products such as Benzoyl peroxide.
Sometimes itchy , dry scalp and dandruff are embarassing things that can happen to us.Tea tree oil is beneficial to treat dandruff and moisturise scalp as well.
Add 5 drops of TTO to your hair conditioner and leave for about 4 minutes then rinse.
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic remedy that is effective for toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Trim your toes that are affected by toenail fungus and apply TTO gently. Repeat process twice a day for 40 days.
Tea tree oil is effective for body odors due to its fresh herbal scents that fight of odors related to underarm perspiration because of its antibacterial properties that disinfect and cleanse the skin.
8.Toothpaste for Oral Health
Moreover, not only TTO work as a natural deodorant
To get rid of mouth odor and bacteria mix a few drops of tea tree oil with your toothpaste.
Homemade spray deodorant with tea tree oil
- 1/2 of rose water
- 1 tablespoon of lavender oil
- 6 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda ( it whitens dark skin)
- Amber colored spray bottle ( don’t use plastic bottles)
Mix all the ingredients that i have mentioned above together and mix well.
Store this deodorant in a cool dry area.Use it everyday.
- Don’t use tea tree oil if you have sensitive skin or irritations.
- Avoid using it for kids and pets.
- For children’s safety put tea tree oil up and away and out of sight.
- Do not swallow or inject it .