Wisdom of weekend: Essential oils (Post 4): Tea Tree Oil

Hello beauties. Today I am sharing with you the magic oil "Tea tree Essential Oil".
Hope you all will relish reading this. Kindly share your thoughts.
(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
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).
Examples are:
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Avocado Oil
Castor 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?


14 comments:

  1. Great post! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I hope you come back by!
    Tea tree oil is amazing, the smell always drives my pets crazy when I use it and it's a hassle to keep them back, but the oil works well.
    Carolyn | BLOG

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  2. I am so glad you made this post! I have been getting into essential oils. I just bought clove oil and it's so amazing. Tea Tree oil is next on my list.
    Beautetude

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  3. Great review sweetheart...Thx for sharing..:-)

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  4. Another educative post! Love it! I love all natural oils! Coconut oil is my fave!!

    www.yoannita90.blogspot.com

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  5. Tea tree oil is a must have in my house. The aroma is so fresh and invigorating and is awesome at clearing congestion from a cold. Loved this post!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  6. Great post dear...thx a lot for sharing...:-)
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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  7. this is such a beautiful post! Have a great day. :)



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  8. i love these types of posts!! :)

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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  9. Great post! I use the body shops tea tree oil which I think is only 5-10 percent. I'll have to give this a try with a carrier oil.
    kellyhallman.blogspot.com

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  10. Tea Tree oil really is wonderful - I like it!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  11. I love essential oils too..nice post :)

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