This is the second article of our tea tree oil article series. If you want to get a basic idea about this essential oil, read our article”Introduction to tea tree Oil” In this article we are mainly focusing on the tea tree oil uses.
Here are the top 12 uses of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil for dry skin/eczema
This oil is used to get a glowing skin. It soothes your dried skin and reduces skin irritability. You have to apply this oil with a carrier oil just after getting out of the shower. It has shown that even applying it once daily helps to get rid of skin eczema.
Tea tree oil uses for oily skin
It is a miracle oil with many uses. Sunscreens that consist of tea tree oil have scientifically proved that they can be used as an oil reducing agent when used for 30 days.
Tea tree oil for lices
This is a bit controversial benefit of tea tree oil uses. Usually lice is common in kids. But this can not be used under the age of 12.
Tea tree oil uses for acne
Tea tree oil for acne is one of the commonest and beneficial uses of tea tree oil. It has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties that reduces swelling and redness. It is also used to prevent acne scars giving you a smooth, glowing healthy skin. You can use a moisturiser, face wash and a spot treatment face cream that contains tea tree oil for acne free skin.
Tea tree oil uses for dandruff
It helps to reduce dandruff by removing dead cells of your skin. It gives you the model like glowing hair by providing moisture to your hair roots. You can apply tea tree oil combined with a carrier oil two hours before a shower. Then have a bath with a tea tree oil shampoo and a conditioner for better results.
Tea tree oil for psoriasis
Use of tea tree oil for psoriasis is not so common as it lacks research evidence. But according to our ancestors it helps to reduce infection and inflammation of the skin and boost your immunity which is changed along with psoriasis.
Tea tree oil as a hand sanitizer
Tea tree oil kills many unwanted virus, bacteria and funguses. There is several scientific evidence that proves adding tea oil to hand sanitizers enhances its effect.
Tea tree oil as an insect repellent
The studies have shown that tea tree oil is more effective than DDT in repelling mosquitoes. Farmers also use tea tree oil to repel flies from their farm animals. Research based evidence is very high as a use of tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil as a natural deodorant
Antibacterial properties of tea tree oil helps to control the odor in your underarms. The bad smell is caused by the unwanted bacteria in your armpits.
Tea tree oil to treat athlete’s foot
Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that doctors refer as tinea pedis. It’s contagious from animals to humans and humans to humans. It can be developed on your toes and hands too. Peeling, blistering, redness and cracking are the main symptoms you will experience.
Tea tree oil as mold banisher in fruits and vegetables
Tea tree oil helps to kill the fungus growing on the fresh produce thereby securing the taste and nutrients of your fruits and vegetables.
Tea tree oil to accelerate wound healing
This essential oil helps to prevent infections growing in your wounds and cuts. It reduces the inflammation around your wound and accelerates the natural wound healing process of your body.
Though there are many tea tree oil uses, you have to be extremely careful when using it on your body. It’s poisonous if you take it by mouth. Refer our “introduction to tea tree oil” article to read the precautions you should take before using tea tree oil.