Tea tree oil is an all-natural oil that is manufactured from the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant. To express this healing oil, the leaves of the plant are put through a steaming process. When the leaves are steamed, they release their volatile oils into the air, where they are collected. This oil has medicinal properties that have been used for many years. Australians have been using their native plant for many years and now people in the Western world are also singing its praises.
- Tea tree oil has medicinal benefits that make it perfect as an antiseptic. If you have any type of cut or open wound, you can pour teatree oil on the area. This not only cleanses the wound, but also helps to protect against infection. You can use the oil once a day on the wound, whenever you change your bandaging. When used as directed, your wound will heal much faster and you can avoid painful complications.
- If you have fungal infections of the skin, you may find tea tree oil to be a perfect treatment. Ringworm and athlete’s foot both respond well to this oil. The oil is light and is quickly absorbed into the skin. You simply need to rub it on the affected areas. It will quickly begin to heal your skin from within so it becomes clearer within a matter of a few days.
- Tea tree oil is also excellent for the health of your skin and hair. You can mix some in with your shampoo to keep dandruff and dry scalp away. You can also rub some of the oil directly into your scalp. The oil is so light it will not clog your skin pores and can actually aid in helping you to have healthier skin.
Tea tree oil can be used alone or mixed with your skin creams or shampoos. You can also place some of the oil in a bottle of water and spritz your skin. This will give you the healthy skin and hair you long for, without the use of harmful chemicals that are found in many skincare products.