Tea tree oil is a substance derived from Melaleuca alternifolia Australian tea tree, distilled from the leaves, and has become worldwide known for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. In addition, it has many uses, both for infections and as a cleaning product.
The properties of tea tree oil
– antifungal, noted for its effectiveness against Candida
– antiviral cutaneous and antiparasitic
– purifying, cleansing the skin affected by various infections
– stimulant and tonic
– general anti-infective
– purifying and cleansing the skin
– oily skin care and hygiene, skin problems
– juvenile acne, rosacea, eczema, herpes
– skin hygiene
– cutaneous abscess, infections
– oral thrush, gingivitis, oral hygiene
– dandruff, scalp problems
– intimate hygiene
How to use tea tree oil
It is a product that is not usually used directly on the skin, although some aromatherapy specialists may recommend applying undiluted oil locally on small skin areas.
As an ingredient in cosmetic formulations the dosage is usually 0.5-2%.
As an ingredient, it can be included in various cosmetic: clans, serums, masks, creams and lotions, ointments, balms.
There can also be prepared: diaper cream, scalp massages, local application concentrated serums, deodorant, antiseptic gels, oral hygiene as a gargle, toothpaste or mouthwash.
Apply it over the pimples using a cotton swab twice a day, undiluted.
The most beneficial uses of tea tree essential oil:
Acne: 2-3 drops of pure tea tree oil and on the infected areas, twice daily. You can add oil to your cleanser.
Eczema: be sure your skin is dry and clean and apply tea tree oil on the infected area.
Head, scalp: Cleaning hair and its follicles: add 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil in a small amount of shampoo (needed for one single wash) and use it until it gets better.
Dry hair: let the shampoo and hair conditioner (mixed with pure tea tree oil) for 9-10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Repeat once or twice a week. Add 3 drops of oil per glass of hot water and sprinkle the comb and brushes with this tea tree oil solution.
Dermatitis: massage with 100% pure tea tree oil. The mixture should be 1 part tea tree oil to 10 parts of another oil.
Teeth, gingivitis, bleeding gums: Pour 3-5 drops of oil in a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth twice a day.
Ear infection: add 1-2 drops of warm tea tree oil mixture in your ears. The mixture should be 1 part tea tree oil to 10 parts of another oil.
Cavities: add 2 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil on your toothbrush when brushing your teeth.
Rinse your mouth with water in which you add 5 drops of tea tree oil three times a day.
Personal hygiene: Dissolve 7-10 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in 0.5 liter of hot water. Cool it then wash the intimate area.
Toothache: Rinse your mouth with water mixed with 100% pure tea tree oil.
Dandruff: add 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil in an amount of shampoo needed for one single wash and use it to wash your hair. Leave it a few minutes on your hair, then rinse.
Warts: Apply directly on the wart 3-5 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil until the wart soaks completely. Use this treatment until the wart falls and disappears completely. Several weeks might be needed.
Earache: Heat olive oil mixed with 100% pure tea tree in a ratio of 2 to 1. Add 1-2 drops into the ear. Repeat until the pain disappears.
Sore throat, laryngitis: dissolve 4-5 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in warm water and rinse 2-3 times a day.
Cough, cold: add 9-10 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in the inhaler and make inhalations before going to sleep.
Sty: add 2-3 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in a glass of hot water. Hold your face five minutes over the steam.
Herpes, cold and chapped lips: Add 3-4 drops of 100% tea tree oil in a cup of warm water. Dab the affected area with cotton pads soaked in oil, twice a day.
After shaving or waxing: use 100% pure tea tree oil as a very effective antiseptic mixed with any oil in a ratio of 1 to 4.
Burns: rinse thoroughly the burned area with cold water for 1-3 minutes and apply a few drops of 100% pure tea tree oil on the burned area to avoid skin infection. The process is repeated twice daily.
Bronchitis: clean the chest area with 4-5 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil, apply a hot towel on your chest and leave it on for 1-2 hours.
Insect bites: rub the affected area with 100% pure tea tree oil. If the sting is very serious, mix tea tree oil with 1: 5 parts in any other oil.
Washing the diapers: Dissolve 20-22 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in 4 liters of very hot water. Soak the diapers overnight for disinfection.
Rheumatism: mix any heated vegetable oil in equal amount with 100% pure tree oil and rub the area until it’s completely absorbed.
Blisters and calluses: massage the affected area with tea tree oil. You can add 5-6 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in warm water for foot bath.
Feet: Sprains and sports injuries: massage your soles with 100% pure tea tree.
Household. It is usually used in rooms that accumulate large amount of germs and viruses. 100% pure tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic that do not cause unwanted reactions like the synthetic cleaning products.
Bathroom: Add 10 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil in the tub filled with warm water. The skin will feel a pleasant freshness. It is used for 17-20 minutes.