The tea tree is native to Australia, and the tea tree oil, or melaleuca, is extracted through steam distillation of its twigs and leaves.
This oil is high in different healing substances, so it provides many health benefits. Here are 9 of its uses:
Psoriasis And Eczema
The anti-inflammatory properties of Melaleuca soothe eczema and psoriasis, so to prepare a natural lotion to treat them, you should just mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lavender oil.
Infections And Cuts
Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties treat infections and cuts. You should apply a few drops on the cut, and cover with a bandage, in order to avoid an infection, and accelerate the healing process.
The effective antibacterial and anti-fungal properties soothe inflammation and destroy the bacteria that cause acne. Mix 5 drops of this oil with 2 tablespoons of raw honey and apply the mix to the face. Rub it, leave it to act for 1 minute, and clean it off. This will treat acne and prevent their appearance.
Melaleuca destroys bacteria in the oral cavity and treats inflammation, so it reduces tooth decay and gum bleeding. Just combine it with some baking soda and coconut oil, and you will get an efficient, natural, homemade toothpaste.
It efficiently treats fungus as it has anti-fungal properties. Apply it to the affected area when it comes to toe nail fungi or athlete’s foot, or mix it with oregano oil for more stubborn infections.
This oil has strong antimicrobial properties, so it can be used as a cleaning product in the home. Mix it with vinegar, water, and lemon essential oil, and use the mix to clean the sinks, shower, countertops, and kitchen appliances.
Hair And Scalp
This oil treats dandruff and moisturizes the skin on the scalp. To prepare your natural, homemade hair shampoo, add few drops of tea tree essential oil to some coconut oil, aloe Vera gel, and lavender oil.
This oil has powerful natural antimicrobial properties which destroy bacteria responsible for the bad body odor. For that reason, mix it with baking soda and coconut oil to make your homemade antiperspirant.
Diffuse tea tree oil around the home to cleanse the air of mold and bacteria. Also, to prevent mold in the bathroom, spray tea tree essential oil onto the shower curtains, and toilet.
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