The healing power of tea tree oil
I have been using tea tree oil for personal and home use for about five years, and have discovered for myself the, cleansing, healing and antiseptic properties of this little-known oil.
Tea tree oil is the essential oil distilled from the Australian plant (Melaleuca alternifolia) and is recognised by its fresh, camphor-like scent. As an antiseptic, tea tree oil can be used for general skin care, especially oily skin, spots, and blackheads. etc. And tea tree is also an effective treatment for ringworm, athletes foot,and certain other fungal diseases, as well as a powerful immune system stimulant.
Benefits of tea tree oil
- A natural deodouriser - add a few drops of tea tree oil to your wash to help deodorise clothes to get rid of odours. Tea tree oil has a deodourising effect when added to cleaning solution, simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to your household cleaning solution.
- Disinfect areas that may harbor bacteria and viruses by combining 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. To keep germs at bay, spray it on high chairs, car seats, and other high traffic spots.
- Add a few drops to your regular shampoo to destroy head lice and help with dandruff and dry scalp.
- Control mould with a tea tree oil/water spray. Remove mustiness with that same tea tree oil/water spray.
- Be sure to take some with you when hiking and camping to put directly on insect bites or blisters and relieve aching and sore feet. And use as an antiseptic on cuts and burns.
- Add a few drops to your oil-free skin moisturiser and dab on to treat acne, spots, blackheads and oily areas.
- As a disinfectant measure add approximately 3 to 4 drops to the bath water. Tea tree oil also helps with mild skin infections and relieves sunburn.
- Add 2 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of steaming water or vaporizer to loosen chest congestion. Cover your head with a towel and inhale for 5-10 minutes. .
*Editor’s Note: Tea tea is not to be taken orally. Certain individuals have shown sensitivity to tea tree oil. It should not be used on deep wounds or near the eyes, ears, nose or internally. Do not use tea tree oil in an undilited form. This article does not replace medical advise.