Tea Tree
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Product description

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that comes from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree. When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus, and insect bites.

Tea tree oil is available in many over-the-counter skin products, including soaps and lotions. However, tea tree oil should not be taken orally. If swallowed, it can cause serious symptoms.

Tea Tree 5 mL | SKU:

Tea Tree 15 mL | SKU:

Tea Tree Supplement Facts

Serving Size:  1 drop

Servings per container:  5mL = 85 / 15mL = 255

Dosing of Tea Tree

APPLIED TO THE SKIN:

  • For acne: 5% tea tree oil gel applied daily.
  • For infestation of the eyelashes with a type of mite (ocular demodicosis): Weekly scrubs of the eyelid using 50% tea tree oil along with daily scrubs of the eyelid with tea tree shampoo or 10% tea tree oil, applied once or twice per day for 3-5 minutes for up to 6 weeks.
  • For nail fungus (onychomycosis): 100% tea tree oil solution applied twice daily for 6 months.
  • For athlete's foot (tinea pedis): 25% or 50% tea tree oil solution applied twice daily for one month has been used. Also, 10% tea tree oil cream applied twice daily for one month has also been used.

Physiology of Tea Tree

When it comes to the best-known essential oils around the world, tea tree oil ranks at the top of the list. It has gained a reputation of being known as “nature’s first aid kit in a bottle”.

Tea tree oil has a fragrance that is reminiscent of eucalyptus oil.  Its fragrance is easily recognizable, especially to anyone who has ever used an anti-acne face wash. It is a multifaceted medicinal treatment for a list of fungal and bacterial infections.

More than being just another anti-acne ingredient, tea tree essential oil is also fantastic for improving the quality of your hair, eliminating head lice, bacteria and fungi, purifying the air and adding a fresh and relaxing smell to any room that it is used in.

While the above may seem impressive, we are just getting started on the therapeutic and medicinal benefits that tea tree essential oil has to offer.

So, what exactly is tea tree essential oil able to help treat? Well, the list is quite remarkable and it becomes very clear why it is known as nature’s "first aid kit in a bottle". 

Tea tree oil is effective in helping the following:

  • Skin conditions, such as acne and pimples
  • Fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails
  • Athletes foot
  • Dandruff and itchy scalp
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Herpes and scabies
  • Burns and ringworm
  • Flu and colds
  • Eczema and inflamed skin
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Candida, the bacteria responsible for thrush
  • Cognitive disorders, such as memory loss

These are some of the main conditions that tea tree oil can help treat to varying degrees. Of course, when using tea tree oil care should always be taken when applying any essential oils to the skin as reactions are always a possibility. 

 

Side Effects Tea Tree

Most people can use tea tree oil topically with no problems. However, tea tree oil can cause:

  • Skin irritation
  • Allergic skin rash (dermatitis)
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Scaling
  • Redness
  • Dryness
Don't use tea tree oil if you have eczema.

Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed. Serious side effects can occur, including:

  • Confusion
  • A lack of muscle control or coordination of voluntary movements (ataxia)
  • Decreasing levels of consciousness

One study suggests that repeated exposure to lavender oil and tea tree oil might have led to the swelling of the breast tissue (gynecomastia) in young boys.

Interactions

Although tea tree oil is often used in combination with other drugs when treating bacterial or fungal skin conditions, there's currently no evidence showing drug interactions.

Disclaimer

Nutritional supplements are classified as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplements do not require the same rigorous testing, review and approval that drugs are required to go through. Therefore, the statements contained in this document regarding Tea Tree have not been reviewed and approved by the FDA. However, significant research has been done on this product by many universities, public and private business. We at 5-Point Wellness, LLC desire to share information about Tea Tree, in order to educate our clientele to make well informed decisions for themselves.

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