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(Note: Please use your own discretion and do a patch test while following any advises because everyone's skin if different)
What is Tea tree oil ?
Tea tree Oil is an essential oil produced by distillation of leaves of Australian Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).
It has a strong camphor like aroma which is minty feel when applied on skin in diluted manner. It has powerful antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.Thus is generally used for medicinal use to be applied topically.
What are its benefits ?
Reduces acne and clears skin
Anti septic and anti fungal
Reduces inflammation and redness
Treats cold sores and dermatitis
Eliminates hair dandruff
Calms dry itchy scalp
Treatment for elimination of lice from hair
Treats nail fungus
Keeps the skin healthy and radiant
Expectorant (dilutes cough) helpful in Sinusitis
(diluted steam form)
Helps to treat asthma
Treats mild cuts and bruises
Cures insect bites
Reduces odor and great as a household cleanser
Helpful to remove house mold and insect repellent.
Make sure that your Tea tree oil is organic and 100% pure.
How to use it ?
Tea tree oil is pretty strong and thus should be used with a carrier (mild oil).
Sweet Almond Oil
Mix 2-3 drops of Tea tree oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
Any caution ?
Its shelf life is usually 2 years . Do check the manufacturing date. Oxidized tea tree oil should not be used
Tea tree oil is highly toxic if consumed by mouth. Do keep it in a safe place (away from pets and children).
It may irritate skin if used directly or used more than recommended or in high concentration . This is not advisable for people with dry and sensitive skins.
Check for any allergies to it by doing a patch test on small area of skin and look for any reactions.
Stop using it if skin shows any reaction/irritation/redness/swelling/itching.
Please consult your doctor for its usage if your you are pregnant, nursing mother or undergoing any medical treatment
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I love knowing your thoughts.
Have you tried using natural tea tree oil for your skin or hair ? Did you benefit from it?