Tea Tree Essential Oil
Used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years, tea tree oil is native to Australia and has incredibly powerful healing and medicinal properties. Known in the science community as “volatile” because of its sheer power in killing microbes. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder drug that also boosts your immunity.
In the 1920s, Australian chemist, Arthur Penfold, popularized the oil by discovering its antimicrobial activities, attributing it to be "11-13 times more active than phenol."
The main constituents of tea tree essential oil are alpha pinene, beta pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha phellandrene, alpha-terpinene, limonene, cineole, gamma terpinene, para-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpineol, and alpha-terpineol.
Tea Tree helps to regulate the production of sebum in the skin’s layer, diminishing age spots significantly.
Tea Tree Oil exhibits antimicrobial activity against a wide range of bacteria and can destroy airborne pathogens that cause allergies.
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.
Tea Tree oil serves as a powerful antibacterial agent and has a positive synergistic effect when combined with conventional antibiotics.
A review of the effectiveness of tea tree oil highlights its ability to kill a range of yeasts and fungi. Tea Tree oil inhibits fungal growth and cures diseases like dermatitis and athlete’s foot. Thickening of crumbling of your nails may be successfully treated with tea tree oil.
Acting as a natural treatment for acne, Tea Tree oil has antimicrobial properties that reduce acne breakouts. The terpenes in the oil help to kill Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes, that reside in hair follicles and can cause acne and inflammation. The oil penetrates deep into the skin to disinfect, dry and unclog pores, helping to eliminate and prevent blackheads.
The stimulant property of tea tree essential oil can be very beneficial for taking care of certain hair conditions such as dandruff or hair loss.
Tea Tree oil provides relief from cold, cough, bronchitis, and congestion.
Tea Tree oil helps in scar healing and lightening.
Tea tree oil is an effective insect deterrent and insect killer. It kills internal insects and intestinal worms like roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms when it is absorbed by the skin. Tea Tree oil The oil contains the active ingredients 1,8-cineole and terpinen-4-ol which are effective insecticides.
Due to it's antiviral, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties Tea Tree oil has been found as an effective treatment for warts.
Cold and Flu
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial activity, giving it the ability to fight bacteria that lead to nasty respiratory tract infections, and antiviral activity that’s helpful for fighting or even preventing congestion coughs and the common cold.
Research has shown that tea tree oil helps reduce inflammation and triggers the activity of white blood cells that are instrumental in the healing process possibly due to its high concentration of terpinen-4-ol, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties.
Tea tree oil's antimicrobial properties help to unclog hair follicles and provide essential nourishment to the roots, naturally promoting hair growth.
Tea Tree oil boosts immunity and acts as a shield against many types of infections.
Melaleuca oil can quickly clear up the sebum glands and eliminate the bacteria, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin in a surprisingly short amount of time. Thanks to the wonders of tea tree oil, you can use it as a natural astringent that can help reduce your pores leaving the skin looking young and smooth for an improved complexion.
The powerful antioxidants found in melaleuca oil can quickly help to reduce age spots.
Tea tree oil may be effective in reducing inflammation, fighting skin or wound infections and reducing wound size encouraging wound healing.
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Tea tree essential oil is known to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The vapors of tea tree essential oil inhibit the growth of bacteria, including E. coli.
NOT for Internal Use: According to the National Poison Center, tea tree oil is known to be poisonous if swallowed. Tea tree oil should NOT be taken by mouth for any reason.
How does it work?
Aromatically: Diffuse tea tree oil throughout your home using an oil diffuser. You can also directly inhale the oil by sniffing it right out of the bottle.
Topically: Tea tree oil can be applied to the skin topically, but you should always dilute it with a carrier oil (like coconut oil) in a 1:1 ratio before applying it.