Tea tree oil is or TTO is a well-known for having a very strong antiseptic property and very effective in treating wounds. It came from an Australian native plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. For almost a century, it has been widely used in Australia and now in the whole world. There are several studies that supports is antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral property. Thus, making it more reliable in treating wounds.
But aside from wound care benefit, there a lot more things we can use tea tree oil for. Some use it as a cleaning product for home while others use it as a cosmetic product such as shampoo, nail creams, lotion, and more. Many claims about tea tree oil used for thousands of years and even by indigenous people. But we are not doubting any of it coz science has already proven its effectiveness and prowess as an antimicrobial agent. There are hundreds of studies that has proved this. And here are the top benefits that you can use tea tree oil for aside from wound caring.
Teat tree oil is considered as one of the best treatment for acne at home. Studies have shown that it is as much as effective as benzoyl peroxide and gives no negative effects. Most commercial products for acne treatment gives you negative side effects such as redness and peeling of the skin. If you use tea tree oil you will not experience any of those. You can make your own facial wash for acne treatment by mixing at least 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with honey. You can use t by rubbing it on your face and leave it for at least a minute before rinsing it thoroughly.
Tea tree essential oil is widely known for making your hair health at its best. IT treats dandruff, soothens your dry and flaking scalp, as well as treats your lice problem. Making your hair shampoo with the use of tea tree oil is very simple. Just prepare tea tree essential oil, coconut milk, aloe vera gel, and another essential oil like lavender (if you want to make it more effective and aromatic). Mix the ingredients altogether (and tadaaah!). You have your own shampoo.
To make your own household cleaner with tea tree oil, mix the oil with vinegar, water, and enough amount of lemon essential oil. Those ingredient as one cleanser is one of the most effective product ever. Imagine lemon and vinegar combined, its strong right? Well, with the addition of tea tree oil in the mix give you one hell of the best cleanser you can ever get. You can use it for your appliances, toilet, kitchen tops and other furniture in your home.
Combine 5 drops of tea tree essential oil, 5 tsp of coconut oil, and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. This can be used as a body soap or body lotion. You may apply it on your psoriasis or eczema at least 2 times a day after you take a bath for best results.
Mold grow everywhere and infests our things and foods. With the use of your tea tree oil, you kill the molds of. You can also use it before molds take into place inside your home. You may use a spray and put tea tree oil in it. Spray it on your curtains, dishwashers, laundry machines, and other places where molds usually grow. Or you may use a diffuser and load tea tree essential oil in it to make sure molds can’t grow any inch inside your home.