Tea Tree Essential Oil
Over a century ago, native Australians found good use of the small trees that grow around the swampy areas in Queensland and New South Wales. The leaves of the small tree - Melaleuca alternifolia, is the source of tea tree essential oil.
Tea tree oil was extensively used as an antiseptic ointment to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
The Uses of Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Tea Tree Essential Oil is commonly known for its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its antiseptic properties are mainly contributed by 3 main components found in tea tree essential oils - terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.
This expands the oil's function to wound healing, skin restoration, itch elimination, and many more! Housewives sometimes utilize the oil to make their laundry fresher, and cleaner.
When Should You Use Tea Tree Essential Oil?
If your skin starts feeling itchy:
If you start to feel itchy on your skin, mix tea tree essential oil with some carrier oil, and then apply them over the itching area. It is relief the discomfort feeling.
If you have dandruff problem:
Dandruff is a long term issue. You will need to mix 3 drops of tea tree essential oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and gently rub them over your scalp for 20 minutes daily in order to effectively reduce and prevent dandruff.
If you have acne breakouts:
Mix 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with 2 tablespoons of raw honey and rub them on your face daily, especially apply more on area with acne. Keep them on the face for 5-10 minutes, and then wash them clean.
If you have sticky feet:
If you walk all day long, and realized that your feet is always sticky as you take your shoes off, you may consider this solution. Mix 3 drops of tea tree essential oil with half tablespoon of coconut oil, then apply them around your feet before you sleep. Your feet will not stick for the next day.
If you have open wounds:
Given the fact the tea tree essential oil is a good antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent, it could actually help to cure your wounds faster, and better.
Example of Tea Tree Essential Oil Usages:
- Whenever you need to smoothen your skin, or to add moisture onto your skin, you could add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil, and apply them over your body.
- Laundry detergent won't be perfect without the presence of 5-10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Housewives use this hack to make their laundry cleaner and fresher!