Tea Tree Oil Benefits Skin

About Tea Tree

Where do Tea Trees Grow?

Tea tree or also known as Melaleuca which is part of the Myrtle family. There are several species so depending on the species Tea tree will grow as a shrub of 2 meters of so or a tree as tall as 30 meters. The tea tree is native to Australia and is also known as the Australian Myrtle.




Some Tea Trees are also found in other areas of the world such as South East Asia and New Zealand.

The Tree has dark green leaves that are pointed at the tip, the flowers the tree produces grow in clusters of 2-4, they are white and very fragrant.

Aroma –The scent of tea tree is similar to Eucalyptus, it has a somewhat medicinal scent, camphor and some pine tones.

Its scent has been described as a Medicinal Scent, Strong and Penetrating, Herbal with a hint of camphor.

This oil is used to help with fungal infections of the nails, athlete’s foot, and acne as well as other things. Tea tree has strong antiseptic properties.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Properties

Properties

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Infectious
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-parasite
  • Strong Antiseptic
  • Anti-Viral
  • Decongestant
  • Digestive
  • Expectorant
  • Insecticidal
  • Stimulant
  • Tissue Regenerator

Tea Tree Oil and Hair

For your hair this oil can help with problem such as dandruff, psoriasis and help your hair to grow. It helps with hair growth by unclogging hair follicles which are part of healthy hair growth. Thea tree oil is also said to help soothe itchy scalps. Often your will see a shampoo with Tea Tree oil in it or a combination of Tea Tree and Rosemary.




Some studies have shown that Tea Tree is an effective and safe treatment for lice. This is probably due to its insecticidal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Tea tree oil for the treatment of lice is a natural treatment without the harsh chemicals usually found Shampoos used to treat these nasty pests.

Using a shampoo with Tea Tree can sometimes be enough to deter this pesty creatures, but in the event they have got to your hair.

Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to the scalp or mix 20 drops of oil with about 70 milliters of oil such as Olive oil. Coat the hair with this mixture and leave it on overnight. In the morning comb the dead lice and nits from the hair. Wash and rinse the hair.

Tea Tree Oil Benefits Skin




Using Tea Tree Olive Oil Soap is an excellent way to help with skin conditions. Not to long ago I had a customer approach me and tell me she was suffering from bed bug bites. She bought some of my Tea Tree Soap and came back a week later to tell me it got rid of the itch and she was doing much better.

In the summer where we live after swimming a person can get swimmers itch. Washing with Tea Tree soap really helps!

Tea tree oil is safe to put on the skin undiluted; it will attack infections and help heal wounds. It can get rid of fungi and viruses as well as help with acne, burns, cold sores and more.

Soap made with tea tree is often used to help with acne and Athlete’s foot. Natural Lotions with tea tree are also beneficial in fighting acne. With the wonderful properties of the tea tree essential oil and the moisturizing properties of natural oils it can be an effective treatment.

Some ways’ tea tree oil can benefit skin are:

  • wounds (helps promote healing)
  • acne
  • cold sores
  • fungal infections (athletes foot) (toe nail fungus)
  • inflammation
  • warts
  • skin rashes
  • colds
  • coughs
  • after shave
  • arthritis

Some other uses for tea tree essential oil:

  • Help clear bronchitis – 5 drops of oil on a damp cloth – place on chest
  • Bleeding gums – dab tea tree oil on affected area
  • For skin irritation mix 1:10 ratio of almond oil and tea tree and apply to the skin as needed.
  • For gardener’s to get rid of aphids – 15 drops of tea tree oil to 1 cup of water and spray on plant
  • Yeast infection – 10-15 drops of tea tree oil on a tampon and insert as directed. Daily for 7 days for best results.
  • Poison ivy – apply a few drops daily to help reduce itching and promote heal




Historical Facts – Tea Tree

  • The Aborigines of Australia used the leave of the tea tree to make poultices for cuts, wounds and skin infections.
  • In the early 1920s an Australian
    scientist by the name of Dr. Penfold did a study on tea tree essential
    oil and discovered it was twelve times stronger than carbolic acid as an
    antiseptic bactericide.
  • As more research was done on this amazing oil it was found to be a powerful disinfectant.
  • This incredible essential oil should be in every homes’ medicine cabinet.
  • Because of its ability to disinfect and heal without damaging
    tissue every Australian soldier during the Second World War had Tea Tree
    oil in their first aid kits.

Precautions – Tea Tree Oil is non-toxic but can be sensitive for some people. Like all essential oils it is best to test on your skin first. Some people do have allergic reactions.

Tea tree oil is safe to put on the skin undiluted; it will attack infections and help heal wounds. It can get rid of fungi and viruses as well as help with acne, burns, cold sores and more.
Soap made with tea tree is often used to help with acne and Athlete’s foot. Natural Lotions with tea tree are also beneficial in fighting acne. With the wonderful properties of the tea tree essential oil and the moisturizing properties of natural oils it can be an effective treatment.

 

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2 Responses to Tea Tree Oil Benefits Skin

  1. Monica says:

    Your site gives great information. I just recently got some homemade soaps for mothers day. I was very unsure about them but it turns out I really love them. I did get two with tree tea oil and some other oils mixed together. They smell really great. My skin felt so clean after using it. I will be buying some more. I had no idea you could use tree tea oils for so many things. I will be looking for some with tree tea only. Thank you for the great information.

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Monica nice to here you now know how wonderful handmade soaps are.  They are so much nicer on the skin.  Tea tree really is probably one of the most used essential oils.  I make tea tree soap and it’s one of my best sellers.  You can check some out here Olive Oil Soaps

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