Hi, Matildas… we all use tea tree oil or have at least heard about it. Have you ever questioned the fact about tea tree oil being such a hyped product? Like what exactly is tea tree oil and how it actually impacts your skin. I know everyone has ideas about what it is but in this article let’s understand some key points about the benefits of uses of tea tree oil.
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil also known as melaleuca oil is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odour. The colour can vary from colourless to pale yellow. As per the background study- this tree was named by 18th-century sailors. It is derived from the leaves of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, native to southeast Queensland and the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. And it is totally different from “The Tea Plant” that is used for making teas..!
What is Tea Tree Oil used for?
Tea tree has proved its potency over acne, ocular demodicosis, onychomycosis, Tinea pedis. The chemicals in tea tree oil can kill bacteria fungus and decrease skin allergies. Several other uses have also been recorded but not much evidence is found related to them.
Issues that can be treated using Tea Tree Oil:
1. Seborrheic Dermatitis:
It’s a condition where the scalp hair becomes dry are dry patches occur on your scalp. this can be treated with the help of tea tree oil.
How To Use: Mix tea tree oil with any other oil like coconut or olive oil and apply it on the scalp and keep it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off as usual.
Reasons for dandruff can be different for everybody like oily skin, bad hygiene, fungal infections. Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal properties.
How To Use: Add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil along with every ounce of shampoo and massage your scalp. Let it rest for 3-5mits and wash it afterwards.
3. Hair Growth Treatment:
Tea tree oil also promotes hair growth as it improves blood circulation. Proper blood circulation can let your scalp absorb nutrients more nicely. The absorption of more nutrients will lead to better hair growth and quality.
How to Use: Mix your tea tree oil with any other oil, massage the mixture on the scalp then wash it off with your regular shampoo.
4. Get Rid of Lice:
Who doesn’t hate lice? shit, I do not even want to write about it. I hope none of us go through this horrific experience. Tea tree oil has insecticidal properties that help in providing relief from hair lice. It is very useful in killing lice.
How to Use: Mix 7-8 drops of tea tree oil with vegetable oil and massage it in your scalp. keep it overnight then comb your hair 5-6 times, it would be much better if you use lice removing comb. Then wash your hair off in the morning.
Now, after when have covered hair treatment through tea tree oil, let us understand some facial issues and their treatment through the same oil.
Facial Treatment using Tea Tree Oil
- Moisturizer: a good moisturizer is one of the most basic and important steps towards healthier and glowing skin. this might come as a surprise but it is where most people go wrong. Tea Tree Oil along with your regular moisturizer can increase its ability and help fight the acne in your skin. as for additional carrier, you can use moisturizers like coconut oil, almond oil, or aloe vera gel and it will increase the efficiency of tea tree oil over fighting acne. Add a drop of tea tree oil to one punch of moisturizer.
- Acne-Fighting: matildas, if you know you know, toner is a very important step in your skincare routine. There are several toners in the market that involve strong components. I personally say this to you matildas use as many mild products as you can. add 25 ml rose water to a bottle and then mix in 10 drops of tea tree essential. You can also use this toner as a face mist.
- Facial Oil: choose a type of oil that suits your skin then mix it with tea tree oil and make your own face oil. Mix 16 drops of tea tree oil with 10 ml of carrier oil and use it daily as a moisturizer.
These were some of the ways of using tea tree oil. while writing this article I got to know that tea tree oil can also be used in hair. let us know in the comments down below if its article on Tea Tree Oil for Face, and Hair: Uses, and Precautions turned out to be useful. Thank you.
Faq of Tea Tree Oil for Face
Can tea tree oil be used for both face and hair ?
Tea Tree Oil possess antibacterial properties, therefore it can help in fighting infections, acne. It can be used as an essential oil, also it can treat dryness of scalp and provide useful nutrients.
Is tea tree oil useful in hair growth?
yes, Tea Tree Oil improves blood circulation and removes toxins from the scalp. Proper blood circulation can help the scalp to absorb more nutrients which can promote hair growth.
Other oils your can pair your tea tree oil with?
sometimes it is recommended to use tea tree oil along with another carrier as some people can develop itchiness. 1-2 drops of coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, or aloe vera gel can be a good match.
How to Diy Tea Tree Toner ?
You need tea tree essential oil, rose water and a bottle. Add 10-15drops of tea tree essential oil to 25ml of rose water. And your toner is ready.
Is tea tree oil poisonous?
Tea Tree oil comes from leaves of an Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia, known for treating skin issues and many other bacterial and fungal issues. tea tree oil can be poisonous if swallowed.