Tea tree oil is truly an amazing oil that can be used in so many different ways. The benefits of tea tree oil come from its all natural antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions. Here are some of the amazing benefits and ways to use this oil…
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Tea tree oil makes for an extremely effective topical acne treatment. Due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, it works both as an acne prevention method and as a spot treatment. You can take a few drops of tea tree oil and apply it directly to the problem area. It should clear up your breakout within a day or two. Also, it is great because it does not have the harsh and over-drying effects like many other acne spot treatments.
The Body Shop has an entire tea tree oil skin care line that I absolutely love. From face wash, to moisturizer, to pure tea tree oil, all of the products in this line are great. I highly recommend giving some of these products a try, especially if you have blemish prone skin.
Similar to coconut oil, tea tree oil is known for its anti-fungal properties. These properties give tea tree oil the ability to treat fungal infections such as toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, ringworm and plantar warts. Apply the oil directly to the the problem area once or twice a day, every day. It is important to use a therapeutic grade, pure tea tree oil in order to get the best results.
Tea tree oil mixed with lavender oil is the perfect remedy for a dry, flaky scalp. If you suffer from dandruff, give this mixture a try. Take a few drops and apply it directly to your scalp before going to bed. Leave it on over night and then wash it out in the morning. Your scalp will be feeling better in no time!
Dry Skin Treatment
Tea tree oil’s natural anti-inflammatory effects can work wonders for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. If you suffer from one of these conditions, or just dry skin in general, give tea tree oil a try. For the perfect homemade moisturizer for dry skin mix 1 tsp of coconut oil, five drops of tea tree oil, and five drops of lavender oil.
Colds & Nasal Congestion
Tea tree oil has natural antiviral and antibacterial properties, which are very useful when it comes to treating colds, sinus infections, and nasal congestion. One way of doing this is by placing a few drops of tea tree oil right under your nose. I like to do this right before bed. That way I breathe in the tea tree oil while I am sleeping. If you have an essential oil diffuser you can place a use a few drops of tea tree oil for a wonderful tea tree aromatherapy session. This helps to loosen up phlegm to help decrease nasal congestion when you are sick.