What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear. This oil is toxic when taken by mouth but is widely used in low concentrations in beauty products and useful for treating a wide variety of health conditions.
Here are some of the 10 best health and benefits of using coconut oil compiled by our experts:
1. For Smooth Acne Free Skin:
Suffering from blemishes, dark spots and acne? Tea Tree Oil will take care of it. After cleansing face,apply tea tree oil directly to the blemish. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to some water and apply it with a cotton round as a toner.
2. Heals Cuts, Burns, Scrapes and Skin Conditions:
Tea Tree Oil contains antiseptic properties that help heal the skin. Apply some directly on to the wound, to help it heal.
3. Asthma and Congestion:
Tea Tree Oil contains similar properties as menthol and can help in decongesting nose and throat. Add a few drops to boiling water, put a towel over your head and breath in for a few minutes.
4. Relaxer Burns, Dandruff and Head Lice:
Tea Tree Oil is effective in treating scalp burns associated with relaxing. Daily topical application of this oil will ensure faster drying and healing.
To fight problematic dandruff or head lice, add about 20-30 drops to your shampoo and massage on to scalp. Leave in for about 2-3 minutes, rinse.
5. Dry Skin:
Tea tree oil is a good cure for dry skin. Simply add 5 spoons of tea tree oil to one spoon of almond oil and massage it gently onto your skin. Leave it on for some time and bath normally. Regular use will help you keep your skin hydrated for longer time. It also leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and glowing.
6. Hair growth:
It has been found that tea tree oil induces hair growth. It actually helps in unclogging hair follicles and nourishes your roots. Take few drops of tea tree oil, mix it with any carrier oil and simply massage it onto your scalp. You will feel a great refreshing and tingling effect on your scalp. However, you must remember to add carrier oil because tea tree oil for hair growth or otherwise by itself is extremely strong.
7. Treat Viral diseases:
Tea tree oil has anti viral properties which help to cure chicken pox, cold sores, measles etc.
8. Relief From Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye:
Most of us suffer from conjunctivitis at some point in our life. To reduce the pain and the itching in the eyes, tea tree oil can be used. Boil green tea bags in water and add a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Boil for 5 minutes and cool it. Place it on your eyes and keep for 20 minutes. This will provide instant relief to your eyes.
9. Oral Health:
When used as a mouth wash, tea tree oil can help to cure bad breath, plague, inflamed gums and gingivitis. It kills the bacteria in the mouth and reduces the pain and irritation due to its anti-bacterial properties.
10. Treats Ear Infection:
Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to 2tbsps. of olive oil. With a dropper, tilt head to one side and drop a small drop into the ear. Use a cotton swab to absorb the oil. Reapeat about 2 times a day until earache is gone.
For use, dilute 3 drops of the essential oil in a bowl of warm water. Use this to rinse the mouth twice a day to get rid of the various oral problems.
Tea tree oil has gained a lot of popularity across the globe for its varied and beneficial uses for hair. Many big brands offer tea tree oil-based skincare and haircare products.
Tea tree oil is only meant for topical use. NEVER consume it. Tea tree oil by itself is strong. Make sure you never use it directly. Always mix carrier oils (Coconut, Grapeseed, Olive) with it before application.
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