Tea Tree Oil: Benefits & Uses Of Tea Tree Oil Explained

Have you heard about the trendy Tea Tree Oil and how it lives up to its benefit to people? Now you have!

It sure deserves the fame it garnered as numerous people testified for its effectivity on their overall wellness!

What Is Tea Tree Oil?

More than being a trend, Tea Tree Oil has proven its benefits for centuries by being a traditional medicine of people back in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, for cough and colds. They used to extract the oil from the small native tree known as Melaleuca alternifolia, and since then, it has evolved into the neat and effectively processed oil that we benefit from today.

The Tea Tree Oil of today contains a lot of germ-fighting properties that can beat infections, bacteria and bring one’s body closer to healing.

From the outside to inside wellness, Tea Tree Oil comes to save the day!

Here’s How in 15 informative ways!

  1. Healthy Hair
  2. Clean And Well Scalp
  3. Natural Deodorant
  4. Soothe Inflammation
  5. Reduce Acne
  6. Insect Repellent
  7. Prevents Sore Throats
  8. Wound Dressing
  9. Hand Sanitizer/Soap
  10. Nail Fungus
  11. Itch, Rash, And Bites
  12. Athlete’s Foot
  13. Psoriasis
  14. Homemade Mouthwash
  15. Household Cleaner

1. Healthy Hair

We can all agree that new and upcoming hair products, especially different kinds of hair dyes, are truly tempting, BUT did you know how its chemicals may rob your hair of the nutrients it deserves? You may even put your hair at risk!

Since chemicals are often seen in different hair products, which unfortunately contributes to hair damage, shampoos and conditioners containing tea tree oil continue to emerge and break the market. It’s empowering!

Tea tree oil hair products do not use any chemicals, thus making it a natural cleanser that supports hair health, promoting its natural beauty, and making it shine effortlessly.

To keep your hair moisturized and healthy, use small generous amounts of watered-down tea tree oil towards your hair to break and eliminate dead skin and possible risks caused by chemicals. This process can help one’s hair grow in a way that avoids hair loss while promoting hair growth most naturally and beautifully possible!

Although as it promotes hair wellness, it is important to be wary of your allergies to avoid damaging side effects caused by its usage. If you feel any allergic reaction, it is best advised to see a health professional. Otherwise, use tea tree oil products responsibly!

2. Clean and Well Scalp

Following the empowerment for healthy hair, tea tree oil also promotes a clean and well scalp!

According to Yolanda Lenzy, MD, a dermatologist, and ambassador of Shea Moisture, tea tree oil has terpinene-4-ol, which makes it possible to relieve dandruff psoriasis and itchy scalp. More than promoting hair health, tea tree oil has strong antimicrobial properties that eliminate the build-up of dead skin layers and scales on the scalp, keeping it clean and healthy.

A dry or oily scalp is the start of it all, causing dandruff, hair loss, and abnormal oil production. With its anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is also useful in soothing irritation and wounds, especially on the scalp. This serves as a naturally made conditioner that eliminates dryness or oiliness and the agents causing the flaky scalp.

Likewise, it is still advised for everyone to be a responsible user to prevent dangerous side effects due to neglected allergies. Let us continue to promote natural wellness and safety!

3. Natural Deodorant

Having an underarm odor due to perspiration may be normal yet irritating, and tea tree oil’s antibacterial properties are just in time to save the day!

When sweats eventually combine with bacteria on your skin, especially that our underarm area has a large concentration of sweat glands, it is more often than not that what we call “body odor” is produced.

But tea tree oil can help in preventing the hierarchy of sweat to odor through its bacteria-fighting properties breaking the unnatural way of commercial deodorants from the market.

It is known that tea tree oil has a generous property of bacteria-fighting compounds that spearhead the elimination of body odor, making it a great, natural, effective, and safe alternative for deodorant.

For proper usage and because of the sensitivity of the area, it is advised to moisturize the underarm area before applying the diluted tea tree oil drops.

4. Soothe Inflammation

Research has proved that due to the natural anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil, it is easier to treat, soothe, and relieve irritation and inflammation of the skin, also reducing redness and swelling.

It is always advised to use diluted tea tree oil when applying to affected areas to avoid further damage and irritation, especially when one has an unknown allergy to it.

For a few times per day, it is best used by adding a drop of tea tree oil to any type of moisturizer before the application.

Tea tree oil may not completely combat the seriousness of the inflammation, but it helps soothe and prevent the worsening such as severe reddening, swelling, and irritation, which is the actual target healing of the said oil.

5. Reduce Acne

When people knew the wonder works of tea tree oil (the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties are chef’s kiss!), especially in reducing acne, it has been a holy grail of many consumers in the market. It trended, and people were buying in bulk.

Tea tree oil has been proved to be a powerful weapon to combat acne as it helps in reducing the severity of breakouts. In a study, it was found that tea tree oil-based products are much more effective than benzoyl peroxide, which is the most common acne fighter.

Achieving the goal of having smooth, clear, and glowy skin is possible with tea tree oil as it removes the redness of acne and its remnants which we call acne marks.

Tea Tree Oils Effect On Acne.

Like every other product, reducing acne is not an overnight process, thus requiring patience. That is why it is best advised to apply tea tree oil-based products on the skin or affected areas at least twice a day or as needed to see better results.

Again, we need to be responsible for knowing what products are best for us, especially in terms of allergies and reactions. It is best to be responsible for dealing with these things to avoid further damage.

I guess it is best to switch to tea tree oil-based skincare products! Here’s to achieving the clear skin we wish to have!

6. Insect Repellent

This may be underrated, but tea tree oil is also known to be an effective insect repellent. Given its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it can truly help in preventing further redness and swelling.

Tea tree oil can be used in three ways:

● Rubbed directly on the affected area on the skin

● Mix the tea tree oil with water

● Use it as a spray

Moreover, it smells amazing too!

7. Prevents Sore Throats

With its antiseptic properties, tea tree oil is a great remedy if you experience early signs of sore throat. It can help to prevent the further risk of a sore throat, such as the need for antibiotics.

To use, it is advised and suggested by nutritionists to put at least three drops of warm water and gargle twice a day.

Although it’s a great remedy, you should always be responsible for using the solution given its strong taste, and experts warn not to swallow it! Safety should always be our priority!

8. Wound Dressing

People are always grateful for the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil as it helps the quick healing of patients experiencing infected cuts. More than that, it also promotes and empowers wound healing.

A study has proved that tea tree oil alleviates inflammation and triggers white blood cells activity that contributes to the healing process.

It is best applied by diluting drops of tea tree oil in a holy grail carrier oil to the wounds, cut, or scrape for the antiseptic effect.

Here’s to empowered healing!

9. Hand Sanitizer/Soap

Having antibacterial properties is always a win and asset for tea tree oil. Did you know that you can make your very own natural hand sanitizer and/or soap with tea tree oil as your main ingredient?

According to studies, several common bacteria that cause illness like E. coli, S. pneumonia, and H. influenza can be killed by tea tree oil, plus boosting its effectiveness in fighting certain viruses!

Tea Tree Oil Handwash.

Overall, tea tree oil promotes the natural way of eliminating germs, bacteria, and viruses, plus preventing further illnesses that comes with them!

10. Nail Fungus

Have you ever felt “icky” because of your nail fungus? Tea Tree Oil was found to be effective against nail fungus because of its antifungal properties.

Studies also found that if not fully recovered, people experienced at least 50% of resolution to their fungus by using tea tree oil as a remedy.

To use, it is advised to mix at least two drops of tea tree oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and then apply it to the affected area for healing. Also, to prevent further effects of fungus, it is suggested to wash hands immediately after the application.

I guess tea tree oil can change the game, huh?

11. Itch, Rash, and Bites

Tea tree oil has always been found to be effective and useful against itching and inflammation because of its properties. One example is that of itchy mosquito bites that turn into a rash.

To soothe the skin, it is recommended to mix drops of tea tree oil into a moisturizer or water before applying to the affected area a few times per day.

A diluted mixture is the suggestion to prevent further irritation.

12. Athlete’s Foot

An athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is known as a fungal infection that spreads from the feet to the nails. It truly is frustrating when the skin peels, cracks, or shows blisters and redness.

Studies show that with its properties, tea tree oil can be an effective alternative in relieving symptoms of athlete’s foot. The study showed that the majority who tried the oil improved their situation regarding the infection.

Although it may not completely get rid of the fungus, it was found that tea tree oil helped in relieving scaling, inflammation, itching, and burning.

It is suggested to combine ¼ arrowroot powder and baking soda, and at least 20 drops of tea tree oil in a container before applying to clean and dry feet as needed.

Overall, its antifungal properties ease the symptoms of an athlete’s foot. Of course, with proper usage!

13. Psoriasis

The anti-inflammation and anti-infection properties in tea tree oil contribute to treating mild symptoms of psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes redness, itchiness, and flakiness of skin, as it also boosts immunity.

The anti-inflammatory compounds of the said oil ease the symptoms and provide relief.

It is advised to mix at least ten drops of tea tree oil with two tablespoons of melted coconut oil before applying to the affected area at least twice a day or as needed.

Tea Tree Oil makes it possible to give relief in the worsening symptoms of psoriasis; well, a fighter indeed.

14. Homemade Mouthwash

Tea tree oil is indeed a fighter, as research found out that it is effective in eliminating germs that further result in tooth decay, bad breath, and plaque formation.

Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash

With these properties, it was found to be an effective alternative for commercial mouthwash and is also recognized for its less objectionable taste.

To use, it is suggested to add a drop of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water before mixing and eventually using it as a mouthwash for half a minute or so.

Likewise, it is advised to take it with responsibility (do not swallow!) to avoid further risks!

15. Household Cleaner

More than its benefits to our body, tea tree oil also makes an effective household cleaner in sanitizing detailed surfaces. It still promotes safety since safety always starts at home!

It truly is a game-changer, given that it does not contain any chemicals that can cause harm to family members, visitors, or pets.

According to a mind-body wellness educator in Medina, Candyce Walti, to create an effective all-purpose, natural homemade cleaner, this step is recommended:

  1. Mix ½ cup baking soda, 20 drops of tea tree oil, ¾ cup water, and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar in a bottle.
  2. Spray onto surfaces
  3. Wipe clean or vacuum
  4. Note that the spray bottle should be shaken before use.

Here’s to a chemical-free home for everyone’s wellness!

Albeit its many uses, Tea Tree Oil can also risk people’s health when they ingested it. For everyone’s information and safety, here are the risks that come with swallowing the oil:

● Blood cell abnormalities

● Skin Rashes

● Stomach ache

● Nausea

● Diarrhea

● Drowsiness;

● Confusion

It is also recommended to consult a health professional when any symptoms or reactions appear that cannot be easily prevented by the Tea Tree Oil. It’s always best to prioritize safety over anything!

For centuries, Tea Tree Oil has served its purpose in supporting wellness, from promoting targeted healing in Australia to finding more people to heal globally. It reached a wider audience of today.

Head to toe up to the insides, this oil prioritizes wellness, killing bacteria, beating infection, and promoting health through its natural remedy.

People deserve to achieve overall wellness, safety, and health!

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About David Dewitt

Hi, my name is David and I come from Columbus, Ohio. I am a amateur photographer, and a coffee lover. I love to write, and don't mind me a cup of joe!