Every home should have a bottle of tea tree oil. Also known as melaleuca, tea tree oil is best-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and its effectiveness in the case of wounds and minor injuries.
This oil is obtained from an Australian native plant called Melaleuca alternifolia, which has been used for many years in Australia for numerous purposes.
Tea tree oil has plenty of uses. It can be applied topically to heal skin issues, diffused in the air to kill off mold, prepared into DIY cleaning products. It is used as the main ingredient in various cosmetic and household products, including laundry detergents, shampoos, skin and nail creams, etc.
Check out these top 10 ways to use this amazing and extremely beneficial oil:
Clear up acne
It is scientifically proven that using tea tree oil can provide the same results as common acne treatments which contain 5% benzoyl peroxide. Even though you will need to use it for a longer period of time to obtain the desired results, tea tree oil is much less irritating to your skin. In order to relieve the acne symptoms, it is recommended to use it twice a day for 45 days.
Tea tree oil possesses cicatrisant properties which can heal wounds quickly. Moreover, it will protect your wounds from infections and reduce marks and scars on the skin which occur as a result of acne.
Stop smelly feet
You can prepare DIY foot powder in order to stop the smelly feet caused by bacteria. You should mix equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil and optional 10 drops of lavender oil. To keep stinky smell away, just apply the solution on your feet and soles of the shoes.
Cure fungal nail infections
Tea tree oil is extremely beneficial in the case of fungal infections. It is very important to use 100% tea tree oil. Apply the oil on the affected area twice a day for 6 months. Many studies showed that this can improve the appearance of your nails in 3 months.
Have smoother skin
Tea tree oil contains melaleuca oil known for its potent antioxidant properties. In other words, tea tree oil can effectively reduce wrinkles and age spots.
According to many studies, tea tree oil has the ability to treat ringworm and prevent the spread of the fungus. You should dilute a few drops of pure tea tree oil in a carrier oil like almond or olive oil, and apply it on the affected part of your skin.
Relieve athlete`s foot
Using a 25-50% tea tree oil topically is very beneficial in the case of fungal infection that contribute to athlete’s foot. However, you can also use a 10% cream in order to relieve symptoms like burning, scaling, and itching. This cream provides the same effects like Tinactin, Genaspor, and Ting.
Reduce cold and flu symptoms
Tea tree oil can relieve symptoms related to coughs, colds, and chest infections. Just rub diluted oil on your chest before going to bed. In this will, you will inhale the oil during the night.
Banish head lice
It is scientifically proven that tea tree oil can destroy lice in both stages of life and reduce the number of eggs. This oil contains compounds which possess insecticidal properties, which can easily banish head lice and make it easier for you to comb the eggs out.
Tea tree oil can effectively treat hair conditions. It has the ability to improve blood flow, essential for stimulating hair growth, preventing hair loss and keeping a healthy scalp. All you have to do is dilute the tea tree oil and apply it on your scalp.
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