What is tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil (TTO), or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a color that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colorless and clear. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil is toxic when taken by mouth, but is widely used in low concentrations in cosmetics and skin washes. Tea tree oil has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions. It shows some promise as an antimicrobial. Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatologic conditions, such as dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections.
5 Healing Uses for Tea Tree Oil:
Acne: Add a drop of tea tree oil to your normal, face cleansing tonic or press directly on the acnes with a piece of cotton soaked in few drops of tea tree all. Another alternative is to add 30-40 drops of tea tree oil to your regular face wash.
Asthma: Add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil to a pot of water and heat it. When the water is getting hot, remove it from heat. Grab a towel over your head and breathe in for a few minutes, while it’s cooling.
Calluses: You should use 5 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage the calluses. Repeat this method 2 times a day. Once the calluses have become soft, you should use tweezers to remove them. After you removed them, apply few drops of tea tree oil and cover it with bandage.
Warts: Apply undiluted tea tree oil directly to the warts. Use it 2 times a day, until the wart starts to disappear. If your skin is sensitive, dilute the tea tree oil.
Sunburn: For treating sunburned areas on your skin, you need to mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1 drop of tea tree oil and 1 drop of lavender, and apply gently on your skin.
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