Tea tree oil burst onto the scene a few years ago. Many people have tried it and loved it so much that nowadays they can’t imagine not having at least one bottle in their home. It’s no coincidence that so many people love it, as it has so many positive effects.
Tea tree oil has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. In addition, it can help us to combat many health complaints. These include nail and foot fungus, acne, dandruff, and even the reduction of periodontal disease.
The healing properties of tea tree oil are due to the plant compounds it contains. It can be very effective against certain skin problems. As it has a strong anti-bacterial effect, it can help to clear acne.
It can also be used for athlete’s foot as it inhibits the growth of fungi due to its strong terpene content. You can combine it with other essential oils, including mint. If you use it for athlete’s foot, always mix it with a carrier oil, as tea tree oil alone can irritate the skin. This is also true when using this essential oil for acne.
Dandruff of the scalp is very unpleasant, as it is not aesthetically pleasing at all and, of course, it is also a nuisance for the person who suffers from this problem. Tea tree oil can help a lot in this case too.
It can be used in two ways. Drizzle 4-5 drops of tea tree oil in a dose of shampoo and wash your hair with this mixture. The other way is to make a great scalp lotion. For this, mix 2 tablespoons of almond oil in a glass bowl and add 10 drops of tea tree oil. Mix thoroughly and massage into the scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes, then wash your hair thoroughly.
Tea tree oil kills the bacteria in the oral cavity responsible for gingivitis and periodontal disease. A mixture of tea tree oil and water can also make a great mouth rinse. It is essential to use only quality essential oils. Mix 5 to 6 drops of essential oil in a decilitre of water and rinse with this essence. Do not swallow it under any circumstances, as it can be poisonous if consumed internally!