Essential oils are now an inseparable part of our life. Using essential oil in daily life is quite good if you know how to use it and which essential oil gives you most of the benefits. Tea tree essential oil is one of them which is beneficial for your skin, hair and health too and it is trending too because of its effectiveness.
So, read the article and discover some really amazing benefits and uses.
- Treat Acne
- Cures Ringworm
- Fight Psoriasis
- Treat Eczema
- Heal Cuts And Infections
- Relief From Razor Burns
- Treat Fungus
- Remove Makeup
- Treat Warts
- Soothes Chicken Pox Symptoms
- Long And Thick Hair
- Fight Dandruff
- Treat Itchiness
- Promote Hair Growth
- Get Rid Of Lice
- Maintain Scalp Health
- Treat Stye
- Prevent Bladder Infection
- Strengthen Nails
- Treat Belly Button Infection
- Heals Dry Socket Pain
- Heals Root Canal Pain
- Treat Foot Blisters
- Ear Infection
- Treat Vaginal Odour
- Helps In Combat Pneumonia
- Cures Oral Thrush
- Treat Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Treats Body Odour
- Cures Bad Breathe
Anti-acne cream available on the market contains tea tree oil as it is very effective as the benzoyl peroxide. It will remove acne and soothe the skin near it. To treat acne you need 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and mix it with 1 tsp of honey. Apply it to the acne and leave it for 20 minutes. You will see the results in a few uses. (1)
Tea tree oil is anti-fungal in nature and that’s why it is so effective in treating ringworm. What you have to do is clean the affected area with water and dry it up. Now take a cotton swab and add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to it. Place it in the area and leave it for some time. You can also dilute the oil in some other oil If you find it irritating. Do this thrice a day.
Tea tree oil is also effective to soothe the parts of the body where you have psoriasis symptoms. Adding a few drops of this oil to your bath water can help you with it and also improve the situation.(2)
Finding a suitable solution for eczema is hard but here is something which can help you with it. Mix 1 tsp of coconut oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender oil. Apply this to the affected area and leave it overnight.
Tea tree oil has properties to fight any kind of infection and heal the cuts. It works as an antiseptic. Just add a few drops of this oil into your bath water and it will soothe the skin while making it infection-free.
Razor burns can be particularly uncomfortable and the wrong treatment will make them worse than they are. After shaving just pours some drops of the oil on a cotton swab and gently apply it to the affected area.
The anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil play a role here in treating fungus. Apply the oil to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. If you feel any kind of irritation then wash it quickly. It is advisable to consult a doctor first before applying the oil.(3)
It sounds a little funny but yes this magic oil also helps in removing makeup. Mix ¼ cup of canola oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil and transfer it into a glass jar or bottle. Shake the bottle until both the oil is mixed together and store it in a cool and dry place. Dab some oil on a cotton pad and remove your makeup with it.
The antiviral properties of this oil can kill the virus which causes warts. Wash and dry the affected area and apply pure tea tree oil and cover it with a bandage. Leave this overnight or at least for 8 hours. The next morning remove the bandage and clean the area. Do this until the wart is gone.
Chickenpox can cause itching and lead an individual to scratch his or her skin and that will result in scars and rashes. But to avoid this and to calm the skin from irritation and itching tea tree oil can help. Just bath with warm water mixed with 10-20 drops of tea tree oil every day and you will get the results.
A simple and best way to get long and thick hair is by adding tea tree oil to your hair care regime. Adding a few drops of tea tree oil into a carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil or any other oil and doing massage with this will help you to maintain the hair health. You can also add a few drops of this oil to your shampoo.
Yes! Tea tree oil also fights against dandruff and dandruff causing symptoms. Just mix this oil with any carrier oil and massage your scalp for a few minutes and then keep it for at least 2 hours. Wash it off with a mild shampoo and see the results in less time with regular usage.(4)
Tea tree oil soothes the skin which results in the treatment of itchiness on the scalp. Mixed it with olive oil and massage it for 5 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash. You will notice the difference in one use.
Tea tree oil improves the circulation of blood in the head which helps to flush out all the toxins and also stimulates hair follicles. The anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties of tea trees help to maintain a clean scalp and also improve the health of the hair and scalp which results in hair growth.(5)
If you are suffering from the problem of lice then you should give a try to this oil. It is antibacterial and antiseptic in nature which helps to treat the problem of lice. Take 5 to 7 drops of tea tree oil and mix it with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and massage it. Cover it up with a shower cap and leave it overnight. (1)
A healthy scalp is free from any kind of bad bacteria and infections. To maintain or to get a healthy scalp you just need 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and you are good to go. Massaging this oil not only provides safety from bacteria and infection but at the same time control excess oil production. Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with any carrier oil and massage for a few minutes. Leave it for 2 hours and wash.
A stye is nothing but an inflamed swelling at the edge of the eyelid. This is caused by bacterial infection. To treat this with tea tree oil first you need to dilute 2 tsp of tea tree oil with 2 tbsp of water. Keep it in the refrigerator for some time and apply this to the style. Do this thrice a day.
Tea tree oil is beneficial and effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Which helps in curing bladder infection. Washing your urethra opening with 10 drops of tea tree oil mixed with water can help you to relieve the infection. But it is also advisable to consult a doctor first before doing this.
As it is a strong antiseptic and treats any kind of fungal infection can help you with your brittle nails. It also helps in treating yellow and discoloured nails. Just mix half tsp of vitamin E oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. Massage this mixture on your nails and the cuticles for good 5 minutes. Do this every night before going to sleep and you will see the results in some time.(6)
Because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil is a good way to treat belly button infections. Mix 4 to 5 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tsp of coconut oil or olive oil and apply it to the affected area. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wipe off the oil with a wet and clean cloth. Do this twice to thrice a day.
A dry socket is a condition where you feel immense pain for a few days after the tooth is extracted. Having antiseptic properties, tea tree oil works really well to prevent tooth and gum infections. Pour 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil on a wet cotton swab and place it on the affected area. Let it sit there for 5 minutes and then rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. You can do this 2 to 3 times a day.
Though there is a need to do more research on this it seems that it can also help in healing the root canal pain and has positive results. It is found that tea tree oil disinfect the root canal system and also helps in curing the pain.(7)
The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil play an important role in the treatment of foot blisters. Mix 1 part of tea tree oil with 3 parts of water or any vegetable oil (depends on choice). Apply it to the affected area and keep it for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Do this daily.
Tea tree oil also helps with an ear infection. Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with ¼ cup of olive oil. Tilt your head to one side and add a few drops of this with the help of a dropper. Stay in that position for about a minute so that the oil can slide into the ear canal. Do this with the other ear too.
Some women face this problem and can’t find a proper way to cure it. But there is an effective way to help with this problem. Wash your vaginal area with 10 drops of tea tree oil mixed with 2 cups of water. Do this every day to control the odour.
As per a Chinese study, if a person inhales tea tree oil might help in easing the symptoms of pneumonia. But still, it is not sure whether all the person can do the same or not so it is good to consult a doctor first and then take this kind of risk.
Tea tree oil can help against the causing agents of oral thrush which is Candida albicans. According to a recent study using tea tree oil gel on toothbrushes can reduce inflammation. It is also seen that tea tree oil helps in curing bleeding gums and oral diseases.(8)
Lymph nodes are usually a sign of bacterial infection somewhere in the body. Applying tea tree oil can have an immediate effect and then a slow relief effect in a day. Dilute 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tsp of coconut oil and apply it to the affected area. Keep this for 10 minutes and then wipe it off. Do this thrice a day until the results show up.
No matter how many soaps you changed or how many do or perfumes you have used the stubborn body odour will never go. But there is nothing impossible to achieve. You just need is 3 tbsp shea butter, 3 tbsp coconut oil, ¼ cup of baking soda and cornstarch. The last thing you need is 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil. Mix all the things and apply to the most affected area and leave. Do this daily.
Tea tree oil also helps in curing bad breath. Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil with half a cup of water and gargle with this solution. Do this every day and get rid of the problem of bad breathing.
- Can we use tea tree oil as an astringent?
Ans: Yes! Dilute it with water and use it as an astringent.
- Is tea tree oil really helps with pimple?
Ans: Yes! As it is antibacterial in nature so it helps in fighting pimples.
- Did it help with scalp pimples?
Ans: Yes! It is also effective for scalp pimples.
So, these are simple and effective benefits of tea tree oil that will make your life easy. It is so effective that it will become your day to day essential of your life. Do leave your comment below and let me know how this article helped you and do share it with your friends too.
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