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.
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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:
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.
Most people can use tea tree oil topically with no problems. However, tea tree oil can cause:
Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed. Serious side effects can occur, including:
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.
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