Tea Tree Oil Uses
Tea tree oil is known as, Australian Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil has been used for many centuries by Australian aboriginal people.
TTO is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves, then by vacuum distillation to decrease the TTO boiling point. Moreover, tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties to treat infections and wounds.
Tea Tree Oil Benefits and Uses
1. Makeup Remover
Tea tree oil is amazing for removing makeup because it hydrates the skin. Mix 4 drops of coconut oil with 5 drops of TTO and wipe off your makeup gently.
2. Cure Eczema
recent studies have shown that TTO can treat eczema better tha
Mix 1 tablespoon of shea butter with 5 drops of TTO.
Combine the mixture and apply it to the affected area. Repeat this process 3 times a day.
3. Oral and Gum Infections
TTO is widely known for its healing properties; it helps slow tooth decay, relieve oral infections, and freshens breath by killing bacteria.
In a cup of water add 3 drops of TTO with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Swish around your mouth for a few minutes and expel.
TTO is for external use only don’t swallow it.
4. Treat Acne
TTO is also awesome to treat acne scars due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which makes it significantly more effective in treating acne than chemical products such as Benzoyl peroxide.
5. Cure Dandruff
Sometimes itchy, dry scalp and dandruff are embarrassing things that can happen to us. Tea tree oil is beneficial to treat dandruff and moisturize the scalp as well.
Add 5 drops of TTO to your hair conditioner and leave for about 4 minutes then rinse.
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic remedy that is effective for toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Trim your toes that are affected by toenail fungus and apply TTO gently. Repeat the process twice a day for 40 days.
7. Tea Tree Oil as a Natural Deodorant
TTO is effective for body odors due to its fresh herbal scents that fight odors related to underarm perspiration because of its antibacterial properties that disinfect and cleanse the skin.
8. Toothpaste for Oral Health
Moreover, not only TTO works as a natural deodorant, but it has also the ability to kill off bacteria in your mouth and give it a fresh scent.
To get rid of mouth odor and bacteria mix a few drops of TTO with your toothpaste.
Homemade spray deodorant
- 1/2 of rose water
- 1 tablespoon of lavender oil
- 6 drops of TTO
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda ( it whitens dark skin)
- Amber-colored spray bottle ( don’t use plastic bottles)
Mix all the ingredients that I have mentioned above together and mix well.
Store this deodorant in a cool dry area. Use it every day.
- Don’t use TTO if you have sensitive skin or irritations.
- Avoid using it for kids and pets.
- For children’s safety put TTO up and away and out of sight.
- Do not swallow or inject it.