Tea Tree Essential Oil – 10ml (Australia)
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can be used for several purposes, including keeping
skin, hair and nails healthy. In addition to its scientifically backed benefits, tea tree oil is
inexpensive and safe when used as directed.
Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil:
- Hand Sanitizer - Tea tree oil makes an ideal natural hand sanitizer.
- Insect Repellent - Tea tree oil may help keep pesky insects away.
- Natural Deodorant - Tea tree oil's antibacterial effects may help control underarm odor
related to perspiration. Sweat itself does not smell. However, when secretions from your
sweat glands combine with bacteria on your skin, a moderate to strong odor is produced.
- Antiseptic for Minor Cuts and Scrapes - Injuries that result in broken skin make it easy
for germs to enter your bloodstream, which can lead to infection. Tea tree oil can be used
to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions by killing S. aureus and other bacteria that
can cause infection in open wounds (1).
- Boost Wound Healing - In addition to preventing infection in cuts and abrasions, tea
tree oil may also encourage wound healing. A few drops of tea tree oil can be added to
wound dressing each time a new dressing is applied.
- Fight Acne -Tea tree oil can be a powerful weapon against acne. Several studies have
shown that it helps reduce the amount and overall severity of acne.
- Get Rid of Nail Fungus - Fungal nail infections are quite common. Although they
aren't dangerous, they can be unsightly. There are medications that can treat nail fungus,
though some people may prefer a more natural approach. You can use a few drops of tea
tree oil alone or mix it with an equal amount of coconut oil and apply it to the affected
area. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after applying in order to avoid spreading
the fungus to other areas.
- Chemical-Free Mouthwash - Research suggests that tea tree oil may fight germs that
cause tooth decay and bad breath. To make your own chemical-free mouthwash, simply
add a drop of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water, mix thoroughly and swish in your
mouth for 30 seconds or so. Like other mouthwashes, tea tree oil should not be
swallowed. It can be toxic if ingested.
- All-Purpose Cleaner - Tea tree oil makes a great all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes
surfaces. Plus, it does so without leaving traces of chemicals you wouldn't want your
family members or pets coming in contact with.
- Soothe Skin Inflammation - Tea tree oil may help relieve inflamed skin. A common
form of skin irritation is contact dermatitis, which occurs when skin comes in contact
with an allergen, such as nickel. Exposure to the allergen leads to red, itchy and
sometimes painful skin.
- Control Dandruff - Dandruff, or white flakes of dead skin that fall from the scalp, isn't
dangerous. However, it can be annoying and embarrassing. To help reduce dandruff, try
adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a dollop of shampoo when washing your hair.
- Treat Athlete's Foot - Athlete's foot can be frustratingly hard to control. Known
medically as tinea pedis, athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection on the feet that can
also spread to the toenails and hands. Symptoms include peeling, cracking, blisters and
redness. Antifungal medications are considered standard treatment for athlete's foot. Yet
studies suggest that tea tree oil may be an effective alternative for relieving symptoms.
- Banish Mold on Fruits and Vegetables - Fresh produce is undeniably delicious and
healthy. Unfortunately, it's also susceptible to the growth of gray mold known as Botrytis
cinerea, particularly in warm, moist climates.
- Relieve Psoriasis - Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition characterized by outbreaks
of red, itchy, scaly skin. Although there are medications that can improve symptoms, the
condition itself is chronic and there is no known cure. Tea tree oil contains antiinflammatory compounds, which, according to emerging evidence, may be helpful for
easing psoriasis symptoms . To provide relief for psoriasis flares, combine 10–15 drops
of tea tree oil with two tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Apply this to the affected area
2–3 times per day, as needed.