Last week, I wrote a review regarding the Tea Tree line of products from The Body Shop. I got really curious of what else Tea Tree can benefit our body. I’ve read a lot of articles and I got really excited of the results of my research! But first, let me tell you …
WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL?
Tea tree oil has become very popular worldwide. It became a very famous ingredient to those beauty products that you can see at the stores near you. Not only among the beauty products but also it became an ingredient to other household cleaning products since it has antiseptic properties.
Don’t get it wrong. Tea Tree is different from those tea plant extracts (Camellia Sinensis) which are shrubs or small trees whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. Tea Tree or is also known as Melalenca alternifolia. As my research states, this plant was originally discovered along streams and swampy areas in the native land of Australia. After a few decades, after a lot of researches and medical studies, it has been stated that Tea Tree has a lot good heath benefits.
I will state to you it’s benefits for the body/health. Excited? I AM!
- PERFECT CURE FOR ACNE
If you are searching for some home remedies that you can use to cure acne, then you can try Tea Tree oil! Some medical studies and researches states that 5% Tea Tree oil gel has the same effect as the famous Benzoyl Peroxide that are being used in curing acne except that it doesn’t irritate your face that much unlike the side effects of Benzoyl Peroxide. Much better right?
You can also use it as a facial wash by just mixing a few drops of Tea tree essential oil with honey. Simply rub it on your face then rinse off. There are actually more ways to use it on your face. You can check a lot tutorials online to do perfect homemade remedies that you can try on.
Aside from those, you can already buy it ready made in the market like the products from The Body Shop which I previously made review on.
2. WHY NOT PUT SOME ON YOUR HAIR?
Studies shows that some shampoos or other products that we are using on our hair has been proven to have some harmful chemicals that can damage our hair or worse, can cause hair loss. Who would want that? Tea Tree can be a best non-damaging miracle alternative for your hair.
Since it has that antiseptic property, it can be used for removing those fungus or any kind of bacteria that may cause itchy and flaky scalp which, as we may all know, very irritating and may also cause hair loss. Say goodbye to hair lice, too!
3. GIVE SOME MORE CARE FOR YOUR NAILS
Girls just love their nails so much that sometimes they will make them long even though it will be hard for them to do some things like to use the keyboard, etc. I myself likes making my nails long too but sometimes it’s just not strong enough or it doesn’t look good because of those flaky skin edges so in the end, I will just cut it short. Another use for our miracle oil which is also rich in softening contents. It can be a fighting agent for those cracked corners and can make your nails stronger too!
4. TREAT YOUR WOUNDS AND OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS WELL
Since the miracle Tea Tree Oil has antiseptic properties, then it is of good use in curing wounds. Minor cuts and abrasions can benefit from the antimicrobial action of tea tree oil, which cleanses the area and wards off infection. Aside from those simple wounds, Tea Tree can also treats other skin infections like Psoriasis. Psoriasis is characterized by “plaques”, or areas of red, scaly sometimes inflamed skin. These areas develop when skin production is faster than the body’s ability to shed it. There is no cure for psoriasis, but there are things you can do to ease the discomfort and possibly speed the healing of the effective area and one of this is using Tea Tree Oil.
5. SAY NO TO BAD BREATH AND SORE THROAT
Among all the articles that I’ve read, I always find this one and I think this benefit is very useful. Tea tree oil has the ability to kill off bad bacteria it can be a perfect ingredient in homemade toothpaste and mouthwash. It’s been shown to reduce the bleeding of gums and tooth decay.
Aside from that, it can also help cure sore throat. Tea tree oil can help with some inflammation of the mucous membranes, which contributes to the sore throat, but most importantly it can help fight off an infection. You can just use it as a gargle, just put one drop with water.
6. DIY DEODORANT
Bad bacteria causes body odor. We have those kinds of bacteria on our underarms and genitals which causes bad smell especially on our puberty stage. That is why we are using deodorants to avoid those bad smells. But some deodorants contains chemicals which are harmful on the skin. They causes dark underarms or sometimes makes it itchy. So sometimes it is better to use natural products.
7. Tea Tree Oil for Toenail Fungus and Ringworm
Since it has the ability to kill parasites and bacteria (a statement which I already told you guys for a lot of times already in this posts), it is also can be used to kill toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
There are a lot more of benefits that a tea tree oil can give you. It is very useful! Try searching online of some ingredients that you can mix with tea tree oil for better benefits and results!
That’s it for today. I hope this post will be very useful for you guys!