6 ingenious ways to use tea tree oil that you can’t live without


Tea tree essential oil, more commonly known as the tea tree, comes from
parts of Australia where the tea tree was mainly used by the Aborigines for its
properties against fever, congestion, and colds. Today, its oil is recognized as
an antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal and is excellent for skin problems. It
is also ideal for beauty aficionados thanks to its purifying properties. Let’s
discover through this article an essential oil with a wide spectrum of uses.

This essential oil obtained from a tree called Melaleuca Alternifolia,
remains a flagship product to have at home, and to better understand its
precious character, it is advisable to note its different uses below.

It prevents infections :


To treat benign wounds, tea tree essential oil is particularly effective
thanks to its healing action. This study proves it and shows that this oil
could treat acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and accelerate the healing of wounds.
The treatment of these common infections owes its healing value to the
antiseptic properties of these tea tree leaf extracts.

It contributes to the fight against bacteria :


The oil is said to be particularly effective thanks to its ability to
absorb lipids in the skin, which ends up acting quickly and effectively on
infections. According to an in vitro study, tea tree oil has been shown to have
antifungal properties to inhibit the growth of certain fungi.
Moreover, although some bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, the
essential oil fights them while sparing the dermal flora. In addition, it
treats a large number of pathogenic fungi. However, it should be kept in mind
that in the event of stubborn yeast infections, a doctor will be in a better
position to treat the problem in depth by prescribing more effective antifungal
treatment.

 It is effective against acne:


 Melaleuca alternifolia would be a good choice in the treatment of acne
as well as benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient found in most anti-acne
products. This is the conclusion determined by this study published in the
Medical Journal of Australia where it was a question of comparing a gel
containing 5% of the tea tree and a lotion with 5% of benzoyl peroxide.
As a result, one is as effective as the other against acne disease.
However, the side effects were less severe with the essential oil. Indeed, its
use generates less scaling, itching and the skin seems to dry out less.

It is effective against dandruff:


 Tea tree oil is said to protect against dandruff. Indeed, and according
to the conclusions of a study, a dose of 5% of essential oil from this tree
would slow down the action of a fungus called
the oval Pityrosporum which often
generates dandruff.

 It acts against oral lesions:


Medical treatment with tea tree oil would be effective against bacteria
that cause oral lesions, as shown in this study.
 However, please avoid swallowing this pure essential oil as it is
irritating and toxic, unlike some tea tree essential oil toothpaste. The reason
is that these contain a very low dose of tea tree.
 

It acts against lice:


 The substances contained in the essential oil of tea tree would help
fight the outbreak of lice as suggested by this research conducted on hair
parasites.

Precautions when using tea tree essential oil :

– First of all, you should know that this essential oil should be
applied topically only and often diluted in other solutions before application.
– Avoid swallowing it as it may be toxic and irritating
– Be careful not to touch your eyes with this oil

– If you suffer from an open wound, prefer to contact your doctor before
deciding to apply it.

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