Do you want a clear skin? Put oil on the skin. Don’t believe? You will come to believe when you will know, how effective can an oil be for your skin as well as for hair. One of the most important oil is Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil is an essential oil(oil extracted from the plant itself) with a fresh odour and a colour that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear. It is taken from the leaves of the plant, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Let’s see tea tree oil uses for skin and hair.
Tea tree oil has many properties
- antibacterial and anti-viral – kills bacteria and virus.
- anti-microbial and antiseptic – kills harmful microbes and protects wounds from getting infected.
- fungicide and insecticide – inhibits and treat fungal growth and protects from insects.
1. Tea tree oil uses for Acne
Do you want to get rid of acne?. Tea tree oil is very effective on acne. One study concluded that strength of 5% benzoyl peroxide is equivalent to 5% tea tree oil. It kills the acne causing bacteria and also checks future acne but without any side effect like redness, itching etc.
- Mix 1 part of tea tree oil with 2 parts of witch hazel/jojoba/argan oil and apply on acne affected area for 20-30 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times daily until u get the desired result. or
- Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil in 1 egg white and apply on cleansed skin and keep it for 30 minutes and then rinse it off. This mask will soak excess oil from face and open clogged pores and kills the acne causing bacteria and fungi.
2. Tea tree oil uses for dry cuticles
Tea tree oil really helps those cracked and dry cuticles. It kills the bacteria and fungi which lead to dryness. Mixing it with lavender oil and olive oil to get rid of dry cuticles will be a great option.
Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil, 3 drops of lavender oil and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and apply on cuticles with cotton. Lavender oil has an anti-inflammation property which reduces the swelling and calms and soothes the skin.
3. Tea tree oil uses for dandruff
Tea tree oil has proven good for the healthy scalp. It removes the dryness and dandruff from the scalp. You can treat dandruff with essential oils also. It increases the blood flow to the hair follicles and strengthens the roots and checks hair loss.
Take 2 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder and 5-6 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well and apply to your scalp. Keep this mixture for 30-40 minutes and rinse it off with herbal shampoo. Repeat it twice a week. Cinnamon and tea tree oil both stimulate the scalp and increase blood circulation and help with hair problems by preventing fungal and bacterial infections of the scalp. It can also be used to treat dry and brittle hair. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and can promote a healthy environment in the scalp forest. And honey will moisturize your scalp and hairs.
Tea tree oil uses for lice
Tea tree oil has insecticide property. It kills the insects like lice in head. Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil with coconut/olive/sesame oil and apply to scalp and hairs. Keep it for 30 minutes and rinse it with herbal shampoo. Repeat regularly.
4. Tea tree oil uses to remove makeup
It clears the skin pores by removing excess oil, dirt and makeup residue. Take a 50 ml glass spray bottle and fill 30 ml jojoba/witch hazel/argan oil and mix it with 1o drops of tea tree oil and 7 drops of lavender oil. Use it by spraying on your face and clean the face with cotton and get clear skin.
5. Tea tree oil uses for toenail fungus
Tea tree oil is as effective against fungal infection as it is against bacteria and other microbes. It cures toenail fungus by killing fungi. Apply once or twice every day few drops of it to the infected nail. Do not pour oil on the skin as undiluted oil may irritate your skin.
6. Tea tree oil uses to remove vaginal odour
Most of the women have some bad vaginal odour(not fishy odour) problem. This can be due to some bacterial or fungal infections. Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil, 5 drops of lavender oil and 1/2 cup of water. Wash the area with this water after every urination. This oil will help you to get rid of the unpleasant odour.
7. Tea tree oil uses to treat yeast infection
This oil disrupts the membranes of yeast cells, and lavender kills Candida in a test tube. Mix them together and yeast doesn’t have a chance. Mix 5-7 drops of tea tree oil to 5 drops of lavender oil and some water and apply to the affected area one or twice a day.
8. Tea tree oil uses for smelly foot
The aromatic blend of various oil make feet free from odor. Mix 1 tablespoon tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon lavender oil and 2 tablespoons of alum powder in 1 litre of water. Soak the feet in water for half an hour daily to get rid of bad odor. Alum is one of the most functional home remedies for smelly feet and has powerful antiseptic and astringent properties.
9. Tea tree oil uses to treat eczema and psoriasis
The oil can help any type of skin problem associated with inflammation, rashes, and harmful microbes. Just mix 1 tablespoon organic shea butter, 5-7 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender oil to make natural tea tree oil eczema lotion. Apply on cleansed skin daily.
10. Tea tree oil uses for jock itch
Excessive perspiration leads to growing microbes. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of witch hazel oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil and 3 drops of lavender oil. Apply on the affected are with cotton daily to get rid of jock itch.
11. Tea tree oil uses for athlete’s foot
This oil is a very effective remedy for athlete’s foot for relieving burning, itching, scaling and inflammation. Add a few drops to a tablespoon of grapeseed oil and apply to the affected area with a cotton swab 2-3 times a day.
- Essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil. Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.
- A 2006 review of the toxicity of tea tree oil concludes that it may be used externally in its diluted form by the majority of individuals without adverse effect (provided oxidization is avoided). Tea tree oil is poisonous when taken internally.
- Additionally, certain essential oils should be avoided by pregnant women, infants, and young children, so be sure to do your homework beforehand.
- Avoid sun exposure after applying the serum as it may cause irritation to your skin.
- Oil containing bottle should be kept away from light.
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