Tea tree comes from Australia, and the Melaleuca or the tea tree oil is extracted from the steam distillation from the leaves and twigs.
It can provide many health benefits, due to its healing compounds. here are nine amazing ways to use it:
Due to its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, it can easily destroy bacteria and soothe inflammation which cause acne. 2 tablespoons of honey mixed with 5 drops of the oil, mix well and apply it on your face. Rub it gently, and leave it for a minute or so. Then you can wash it off with water, this will prevent from acne.
Infections and cuts
Also due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal abilities, it can heal cuts and infections very quickly. If you have a cut somewhere, put a few drops of the oil on it, and wrap it in a bandage, that way you will speed up the healing process and you will be protected from infections.
Eczema and Psoriasis
Its anti-inflammatory properties and abilities, can easily soothe psoriasis and eczema, so if you want to create a natural lotion and treat them, mix 5 drops of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of coconut oil with 5 drops of lavender oil.
It treat fungus very easily because of its anti-fungal properties. Simply apply it to the affected area in case of an athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, or you can also mix it with oregano oil for worse infections.
In the oral cavity bacteria is easily destroyed from Melaleuca and can treat inflammation. Also it reduces gum bleeding and tooth decay. Mix it with coconut oil and baking soda, and there you have a 100% natural, homemade tooth paste.
Hair and scalp
This oil is perfect for moisturizing the skin on the scalp and treats dandruff. If you want a natural, homemade shampoo, simply mix coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree essential oil, and lavender oil with Aloe Vera gel.
To cleanse the air in your home, diffuse some of the oil around the house. Mostly to prevent from the bacteria in the bathroom, spray it around, mostly concentrated around the toilet and the shower curtains.
Due to its high antimicrobial properties, the tea tree oil can easily destroy the bad body smell. Mix it with coconut oil and baking soda, and there you have it, a natural, homemade body deodorant.