Tea Tree Oil Benefits For Your Body,Skin And Hair

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Tea Tree oil benefits for your body, skin and hair
I think God really loves us human beings alot because he has left us cures for almost everything on this earth.  When I think about natural remedies I am amazed that simple condiments in our kitchen also are gems.  Haldi….for instance…what an amazing spice.  I have used it for my own dental wounds, in milk for internal healing and also for maggoted animals.  It does wonders.
Today I want to bring to light another gem that is getting increasingly popular day by day.  TEA TREE OIL.  Do you know where it comes from and how your skin and hair can benefit from it?  This tree is native to Australia, where over 300 species of tea trees grow naturally.   When tea tree leaves are crushed, it produces an essential oil with components in varying amounts.  The oil has amazing healing powers and the essential oil has been used for soothing skin and as a remedy for wounds and cuts by the aboriginal tribes of Australia for thousands of years.
Tea Tree oil benefits for your body, skin and hair+tea tree leaves
In a nutshell Tea tree oil can treat insect bites, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, abscess, oily skin, acne, rashes, spots, warts, diaper rash, sunburns, smelly feet and problems related to toenail infections.

9 Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil :-

  • Treat acne:  Experiencing a zit attack? Tea tree-infused acne meds can help tame acne flare-ups!  Dermatologists will also recommend the use of tea tree oil paired with glycolic acid to treat pimples.
  • Cure scalp conditions. You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo or Tea tree-infused shampoos usually contain about 2 to 5% concentration of the oil (any more than that and it will be too strong).  It helps to rid the scalp of fungus and bacteria causing dandruff and itchy scalp. It can also help unblock hair follicles to prevent even more bacteria build-up, all the while moisturizing the scalp.   It will even prevent head lice.  Massage it in, leave it on for 5-7 minutes and rinse off.
  • Womens Issues: Tea tree oil has disinfectant properties and can be a good  remedy for genito-urinary tract infections like vaginitis, thrush, pruitis and cystitis.  Use a few drops in your bath water to treat this.
  • Immunity Booster: It can act as an immune system booster. It enables the body to battle many infections. Using tea tree oil is especially helpful if the body has become weak due to stress, illness or after extended treatment with antibiotics.
  • Keeps bugs away.  I will tell you what I do.  I mix the Tea Tree oil with a little mineral or sunflower oil and put it in a spray bottle and then spray it on the sofa and on the bed off and on.  It can kill bacteria and viruses, and it can also act as an insect deterrent by keeping mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and flies away.  Since Kelly sleeps on the bed with us, it’s a good precaution to take.  Pet or not, it is something you can follow effectively.
  • Keep wounds clean. With all its bacteria-fighting powers, you can use tea tree to treat cuts and open wounds.  It is diluted generally when bought from a chemist so you can apply it directly on open wounds, boils, sores, cuts and insect stings.
  • Helps calm eczema and dermatitis. Eczema is a skin condition that shows up in dryness and skin rashes. Oftentimes, the skin gets itchy, starts to crust, then blister or crack. Instad of using steroids to treat this condition. 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to a warm bath can help you.  Just soak the affected area for about 20 minutes, giving the oils time to work its antiseptic magic on your skin.
  • Inhaling Remedies: The oil can be inhaled by adding few drops in a vaporizer or steam bath.  What it does is it provides an instant remedy for constant cold and cough, bronchitis, asthma, cough, catarrh, tuberculosis and sinusitis.
  • Pets:  My favourite remedy.  I use a drop in Kellys shampoo to keep tics and skin rash at bay.  It does her no harm.  The vet too said it’s ok but I had one pet parent who said it’s not advisable for cats.

In the end I would always advice caution when using anything.  Excess of anything is bad and athough tea tree oil has no known side effects I’ve read where it could alter hormone levels.  Other than that some individuals may be sensitive to it and have allergic reactions, such as mild contact dermatitis or blisters and rashes. Undiluted or not properly mixed with carrier oil, tea tree oil can cause redness, skin irritation, itching and blistering.

As awesome as this oil sounds, Tea tree oil CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be internally consumed even in small quantities. It can cause impaired immune function, potential central nervous system depression and diarrhea also excessive sleepiness, drowsiness and confusion.

You can find tea tree oil in many health stores, pharmacies, online and in natural health stores. There are different potencies and variations of tea tree oil available to buy, so you can try different ones to find the product that is best for you. You can do some more research online about the many uses for tea tree oil.

For those of you who are not aware of what particular Tea Tree Oil product to buy then you can look for Aroma Magic’s essential oil.  It is widely available and  products  Price: Rs. 300 for 15ml and online you can get it at a discounted price for for Rs.240

Have you tried Tea Tree oil products?  Do you use the essential oil as a home remedy?  Share some of your experiences with us.

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    • u can either get a dandruff shampoo that already contains tea tree oil akanksha or when u put ure normal shampoo or dandruff shampoo in ure hand then with a stopper take out two drops of the essential oil and then work it into ure hair….try and let us know how effective it was. keep a separate brush/comb for ure self also….dont use the brush that others use..not only with dandruff spread but it could be why ure getting it in the first place

    • if ure sceptical bout tea tree then go for B tex..like ive said before ive seen miracles… tea tree should be mild enough for a child too…in the bath water….n avoid touching eczema spots too often…get the aroma magic one or one from a chemist. TBS is nothing special only branded.

  1. Awesome post Chris.. Very informative. Yes even i read that animals should be kept away from essential oils as the are very sensitive to the smell

  2. chrissy .. such a wow post .. i saw tbs wala yest .. then i saw the rate and i came back .. i think we should have a new series – ‘the wonder herbs’ ..

  3. awww..this is the post for me at the right time..since i got a tea tree oil at a tata estate’s retail outlet when i went to munnar a week back and was figuring out the ways to use it and finally comes ur post.. :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

  4. soulflower is a brand i am not familiar with but tea tree oil will be the same. aroma will be cheaper and still cheaper will be the one sold in the chemist shop….they are all good and all diluted so nothing is like extra pure…u will only pay for the label

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