Tea Tree Oil – The Medicine Cabinet In A Bottle
Tea tree is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. The volatile essential oil has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years. And for over seven decades, it’s been documented in numerous medical studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Tea tree oil uses are numerous: making homemade cleaning products, diffusing it in the air to kill mold, applying it topically to heal skin issues and using it to treat viral infections. It’s becoming an increasingly popular active ingredient in a variety of household and cosmetic products, including face wash, shampoos, massage oils, skin and nail creams and laundry detergents. Tea tree’s natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions make it an essential oil that should truly be part of everyone’s natural medicine cabinet.
Country of origin: Australia
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled.
Scent Description: Tea Tree Oil is medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous.
Blends Well With: Lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium, and rosemary, essential oils.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- The health benefits of tea tree or melaleuca essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic (promotes the absorption of nutrients), cicatrizant (promotes healing by scar formation), expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and a sudorific (helps induce sweating) substance.
- Acne, athlete’s foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Shelf Life: 3-4 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
- MAHALAGANG PAALALA: ANG TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL AY HINDI GAMOT AT HINDI DAPAT GAMITING PANGGAMOT SA ANUMANG URI NG SAKIT.
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