Tea Tree oil, Melaleuca alternifolia has numerous uses and is a versatile oil.This pure, steam-distilled oil is from the Melaleuca family and was originally discovered by native Australians. It has a strong medicinal aroma with woody and earthy notes.
How to use: The topical application of Tea Tree oil is generally safe, although it is necessary to dilute with a carrier vegetable oil like coconut, sesame or almond oil. It is advised that some people may experience a burning sensation or allergic rash, especially with sensitive skin. And more importantly, it is never advised to use on young children. When used as directed, dietary supplements and skin preparations containing peppermint oil are likely safe for most adults. Here are 3 sure fire remedies that will come handy any day.
To disinfect a cut or scrape, follow these steps:
2. Fight acne:
In one study, applying a 5% tea tree gel to acne lesions was shown to be more than three times as effective at reducing the number of lesions than a placebo. It was nearly six times as effective in reducing severity
3. Chemical Free Cleanser
Tea tree oil makes a great all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes surfaces.
Plus, it does so without leaving traces of chemicals you wouldn't want your family members or pets coming in contact with.
Here's an easy recipe for an all-natural, all-purpose cleaner:
Use tea tree oil in water to dampen a facecloth for when working out in a gym or outdoors.
Ingredients:100% Australian TEA TREE Essential Oil