Tea tree essential oil is a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and disinfectant. It will help fight acne, dandruff or oily hair. Read on or listen to how to use tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil is actually an extract from the leaves of the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) found in Australia. The inhabitants of this continent have enjoyed the benefits of this plant for hundreds of years, e.g. by treating wounds and burns with a leaf compress. It has the form of a thin oil with a light yellow color and an intense camphor smell.
Tea oil is an extremely versatile natural cosmetic that cares for and heals the skin. Thanks to its antiseptic, disinfecting and anti-inflammatory properties, it is perfect for the care of oily skin and acne-prone skin as well as problematic scalp. It is also used for fungal infections, hard-to-heal wounds and itchy insect bites.
Tea tree oil: application
Due to its bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is very helpful in the treatment and care of acne-prone skin. It readily penetrates the skin and fights anaerobic bacteria that cause acne lesions.
It normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, making the skin less oily and shiny. As one of the few ingredients helpful in the treatment of acne, it does not cause the side effect of drying out the skin.
In addition, it regenerates it, as it stimulates the production of new epidermis. It is a component of many preparations for contaminated and acne-prone skin, in particular face cleansing gels and toners.
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Tea tree oil: properties
Tea oil can support the treatment of troublesome dandruff and ailments related to seborrheic dermatitis. It reduces scalp itching and normalizes excessive sebum production and oily hair.
Taking care of the feet
Tea oil will also work well in the care of feet with a tendency to excessive sweating and cracked heels. It also supports the prevention and treatment of foot fungus and onychomycosis.
Tea tree oil: antiviral and antibacterial
Tea oil is used not only in cosmetics, but also as a natural remedy. Due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, it is very effective in treating colds and infections.
Used in the form of inhalation, it will soothe ailments related to sinusitis, cough, stuffy nose or throat diseases. As an auxiliary, it can be used in skin diseases such as mycosis, chicken pox or shingles.
It will also cure herpes and cheilitis. It can also be used as a mouth rinse as it fights bad breath, tartar and oral infections.
Tea tree oil: where to buy?
You can easily buy tea tree oil in pharmacies, drugstores and online stores with cosmetic intermediates. Its price is about PLN 10-15 for 10 milliliters.
It is important that it is a pure oil, with no additives such as mineral oils or fragrances. It is very efficient as you only need a few drops to take advantage of its benefits. It is also one of the few essential oils that can be used without dilution.
If you are using the oil directly on your face for the first time, it is a good idea to do an allergic test first. In people with very sensitive skin, it can cause irritation or an allergic reaction.