Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from tea tree in Australia. Pale golden coloured tea tree oil has many medical, beauty and healing characteristics. Read on to know the benefits of this tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is an extracted essential oil from a plant/tree in Australia and before you think it is related to the beverage tea, let me tell you it is no where related to tea. This oil is very well known for its benefits and curing abilities, however it is suggested that it should not be taken directly or ingested.
Here are some benefits of Tea tree oil:

1. Treatment for acne:

Tea tree oil along with its anti-bacterial properties helps in curing acne. Well acne is something that many of us are dealing with So if you are one of them then you should definitely give it a try. But you should have patience because "Patience is the Virtue". However do not use it directly on your skin. Instead try the paste mix of two drops of tea tree oil, honey and yogurt and apply it on and leave it for 15 mins. Wash it off.

2. Helps in Dandruff and Lice Problems:

If you have Dandruff problems, you'll know how itchy your scalp is all the times. The same feeling we get from lice as well. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo and wash off your hair. Many people use this as a cure for dandruff.

3. Treatment of razor burns:

Have you cut yourself while shaving? Then tea tree oil is go for option for treating your burns. Dab on a few drops of tea tree oil on cotton and apply it on the razor cut. It will sting a bit but it will be helpful later on.

4. Anti-septic for burns, rashes and other cuts:

Tea tree oil has great anti-septic qualities hence can be used to treat burns, rashes and so. You can add a few drops of oil in bathing water and bath with it.

5. For Cleansing and moisturising:

Very well known as one of the essential oils, tea tree oil can be mixed with other oils and used to moisturise the skin and cleanse it as well. It can also be used to clean make up.

6. Fights odour:

Tea tree oil helps in fighting body odour, foot odour etc. However do not use it directly because it might cause irritation to skin. Dilute it and apply it or mix it with some oil and massage it. It will reduce sweat and odour as well.

7.Treating nail fungus:

Tea tree oil has fungus fighting ability and hence is a great cure for discoloured nails or nail fungus. Mix it with coconut oil and apply it on nails. But don't grease your nail too much. It can even be use to apply on cuticles on the nails.

Warning: Though tea tree oil has so many benefits, in a few cases it has been seen that it doesn't suit everyone. So I would suggest you to first try it on your wrist and then use it ,if it has no side effects on your skin. Also do not ingest it orally, by this I mean to say do not drink it or inject it in your body.

Tea tree oil is an amazing tonic for our skin as well as health. It comes handy in situations where you get burns, cuts, skin problems or even at the time of cold and headaches. Hence this can be a versatile oil to your own first aid kit. Though it is a bit costly it definitely is worth the pay. Always keep a bottle of this magic lagoon with you.


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