Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most famous aromatherapy pure essential oils, known for its antimicrobial qualities.
It is a wonderful versatile essential oil to keep in your first-aid kit.
Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses
1. skin blemish and acne-
As a powerful, natural antibacterial, it inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria, cleanses and protects skin blemishes.
Using a cotton bud apply one drop of Tea Tree Oil directly on blemish spot, once a day after washing your face.
If your skin is sensitive, first dilute one drop of Tea Tree Oil in 1/2 teaspoon carrier oil and apply the mixture on your skin.
2. It also has strong deodorizing action
You can make a room spray by combining 300ml water, 1 tbsp sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and 10 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix well and spray around the house.
3. Athlete’s foot
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects the feet. Tea tree essential oil mixed coconut oil or shea butter as a base can help to treat athlete’s foot.
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. Tea tree can help to fight cystitis. You can add a few drops to your bath. When adding essential oil to the bath always dilute the essential oil first in a carrier oil, to minimise the risk of skin reaction.
One of the active ingredients in this oil called terpinen-4-ol (30%) that is not suitable for people with sensitive skin.
You should always dilute this oil before applying it on your skin.
In general, it is non-irritant in dilutions of less than 10 per cent. Non-toxic externally.