Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can be used for several purposes, including keeping skin, hair and nails healthy. Its known antimicrobial and antifungal properties may be helpful in treating infections at home.
Tea tree oil is applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. It is also applied to the skin as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, haemorrhoids, recurrent cold sores, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections.
How does it work?
The chemicals in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus, and reduce allergic skin reactions by decreasing swelling or inflammation.
Consult to Doctor
Before trying any home remedies to treat a infection, talk to your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and ask which method of treatment is most appropriate.
Everyday uses of Tea Tree Oil
Antiseptic for healing wounds
Its soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties helps to recover the wound. A few drops of tea tree oil can be added to wound dressing each time a new dressing is applied.
Aid against acne
Tea tree oil reduces several acne symptoms, including acne severity.
Things to follow while applying:
- Before applying the oil, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry.
- Gently apply tea tree oilby dabbing it on your blemishes with a cotton round or pad. Allow to dry.
- Follow up with your usual moisturizer.
Promotes Glowing Skin
Tea tree oil is not harsh and doesn’t cause excessive dryness, peeling of the skin or any redness. It will leave you with glowing, flawless skin you’ve always wanted.
Tea tree oil helps open the clogged follicles and acts as a cleanser and conditioner. It has the ability to soothe dry scalp and even treat lice.
Mix it with coconut oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Tree-tea oil can Banish Mold on Fruits and Vegetables
Tea tree oil contains compounds that help fight the growth of mold on fruits and vegetables. Adding tea tree oil to water when rinsing produce may help your produce remain mold-free.
Treats Psoriasis and Eczema
Tea tree oil can help in relieving any type of skin inflammation. “To get rid of irritation, you just need to mix five drops of tea tree oil”.
Good for nails:
Tea Tree Oil is a good natural cuticle oil. Massage a few drops into your nails and cuticles daily to soften your cuticles and prevent them from splitting. Among its healing benefits, tea tree oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties and may be an effective treatment for nail fungus.