For some readers, Tea Tree Oil is a subject of which they have no knowledge. This is the exact reason why I wanted to write this article; so everyone will be acquainted with WHAT Tea Tree Oil is and HOW Tea Tree oil benefits skin. Since we all seem to have skin, if there is a benefit, then we definitely want to know! Well, on a more serious note, when I found out about this oil, I was amazed at how often it could be used in my daily life. I have come to believe it is a miracle oil.
WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL
Over in Australia and New Zealand, there is a tree botanically called Melaleuca altenifolia. In everyday language we call it the Tea Tree. And for as far back as 100 years, the native Aboriginal people have used the oil from the leaves of this tree for many different types of treatments.
What I find very interesting is that Nature has always provided just the remedy we have needed over the years for all kinds of ailments. And with great success, our bodies healed and became naturally balanced upon use of these natural remedies.
Of course, the drug store shelves hold numerous bottles and boxes of chemically derived resources we may choose to heal with, but is this the best way to balance our body and let it heal to its natural way of being? Personally I don’t think so and many of my readers express they too would prefer a more natural way of healing.
This amazing oil from the leaves of the Melaieuca altenifolia, is used to promote healthy skin. The most important compound in this oil is called terpinen-4-ol. Medical studies show it kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Pretty powerful stuff!
Clinical reports also state the terpinen-4-ol in the Tea Tree Oil appears to increase the activity of our white blood cells, thus fighting against any germs that want to invade our bodies. Consequently, we have a natural remedy to prevent infection and promote natural healing both inside and out.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Being a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial fungus fighter, Tea Tree Oil benefits skin in many ways. I know, from personal experience, friends had great success using it to fight break outs of acne. The Tea Tree Oil was mixed in a soap product and it gently cleansed the oily skin reducing the inflammation caused by the bacteria growing on their face. After washing, they would dilute the pure Tea Tree Oil with distilled water and mist their face several times each day to help keep the bacteria at bay. Just make sure you keep it out of your eyes.
This oil, called an essential oil, can be used in its pure form or diluted. It is best to read the instructions of the bottle you might purchase to get the right proportions for the mix. Because it is a natural antiseptic, it works well on minor cuts and abrasions. Wash up the wound and then apply the oil as you would with any store bought antiseptic.
I am in no way giving medical advice, just expressing it is a natural remedy and how I and others have come to use it.
IS TEA TREE OIL PRACTICAL FOR EVERYDAY USE
Families are most prone to the cuts and abrasions of normal rough and tumble childhood activities. Ring worm and lice, another family challenge at times, also don’t really like this oil. Stocking a small bottle of Tea Tree Oil benefits skin in many ways. Not only is it practical to have on hand to use as an antiseptic, but it is very cost effective and easy to find on the shelves of most stores selling chemically produced forms of antiseptic.
There are those out there who have used the oil to help with skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, even poison ivy. One of my favorite uses is for bites. The summer mosquitoes love to bite me and this is my saving grace
Using it on a nail fungus is another situation that can clear up with the use of the oil. So yes, Tea Tree Oil benefits skin and it’s healing every day.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE
There are many different types of companies that offer Tea Tree Oil. What you should look for is not so much the brand name, but the strength and purity of the oil. If you are using a bottle of 100% Tea Tree Oil, then you may want to consider diluting it with distilled water. For very sensitive skin, this is a good choice.
You will also find Tea Tree Oil infused in shampoo, soap, lotion, gargle, deodorant, eczema, acne, and psoriasis creams. These products can be used for body odor, nail fungus, pimples, dry skin, bad breath, jock itch, athletics foot, dandruff, itchy scalp, lice, ringworm, insect bites and the list goes on and on. It really does seem like a miracle oil.
The product you chose depends on the relief you are seeking. For many of my friends, they love using a Tea Tree Oil soap bar for washing their hair and body. It has a nice earthy scent and leaves the body feeling refreshed.
IN A LIFETIME
Tea Tree Oil benefits skin for a lifetime. Whether using it in a liquid form or infused in other products such as lotion, soap, or water, it is simply a personal preference. The great thing about Tea Tree Oil is that it applies and works for every age and every lifestyle.
For a natural way to heal cuts and abrasions, bug bites, poison ivy, acne, and much more, this is such a miracle oil. It works as an antiseptic fighting bacteria while allowing the body to heal itself naturally.
I have known it to be used on baby bottoms that are red with rash to my handyman who split his thumb hammering nails into my bath remodel project! I always have a soap bar infused with Tea Tree Oil close at hand, and love to put a few drops into my shampoo.
Don’t forget, you can also carry this in lotion products or a mister spray bottle in your purse or glove box for use when out and away. For me, it is a must have in my medicine cabinet and I think you will like it also!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask and we will talk.
Happy in Bubbles,