Tea tree oil possesses natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that can work wonders on many different skin problems. If you haven’t invested in some tea tree oil, now might be the time to start. Look for 100% pure tea tree oil. Your skin will thank you!
Here are 9 reasons you should use tea tree oil on your skin:
One of the most common uses for tea tree oil today is in skin care products, as it’s considered one of the most effective home remedies for acne. One study found tea tree oil to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but without the associated negative side effects that many people experience including red, dried and peeling skin.
You can make a homemade gentle tea tree oil acne face wash by mixing five drops of pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey. Simply rub on your face, leave on for one minute, then rinse off.
Eczema is a persistent skin condition that can result in a severe rash, dryness, itching and even blistering, as well as the constant urge to scratch. Tea tree oil’s antiseptic properties help to soothe the itch and heal the skin while preventing further damage, and its anti-inflammatory properties reduce inflammation too. If an infection develops, the oil’s antibacterial compounds can fight off the infection and prevent spreading.
To heal eczema, mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with a half-cup of coconut oil. Gently rub the mixture onto affected areas twice each day.
Tea tree oil comes to the rescue once again for getting rid of warts as it contains antiviral and antiseptic properties that fight against the virus. As it contains a powerful antimicrobial known as terpinen-4, it actually attacks HPV causing warts. It will stop their growth and dry them out so they’ll naturally fall off.
To fight warts, first, wash your hands and the area around the wart thoroughly. Then, apply a drop of pure tea tree oil to the wart. Place a bandage over it and leave it on for at least eight hours, or ideally, overnight. In the morning, remove the bandage and clean the area. Repeat the process until the wart disappears or falls off.
Tea tree oil is even effective for fighting a staph infection, including those that are resistant to antibiotics. Just dab some tea tree diluted in almond oil onto a cotton ball and apply to boils several times a day.
Tea tree oil can help reduce the redness and irritation caused by razor burn. After shaving, mix several drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture onto the affected area.
Cuts and infections
If you have a cut or an infection, tea tree oil combined with lavender essential oil makes an ideal homemade ointment. First be sure to clean the cut thoroughly, using water and hydrogen peroxide. Afterward, dilute two drops tea tree and lavender oil in jojoba oil, apply on the area and cover it up with a bandage to prevent infection.
kill bacteria that causes athlete’s foot. Mix it with arrowroot powder and baking soda for a natural athlete’s foot remedy. Combine 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder with 1/4 cup of baking soda and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Stir well and break down any lumps, then apply the powder on clean, dry feet twice each day.
Chicken pox scars
While there are vaccinations for chicken pox these days, it hasn’t gone away completely, and it can be one of the worst illnesses to contract, due to the intense itching it causes. That itching can also lead to the scarring of the skin. To help relieve the itch caused by chickenpox, taking a warm bath with tea tree oil is often recommended.
To use it for this purpose, add 5 drops of tea tree oil diluted in a carrier oil under the running water when filling a bath, and once full, soak for at least 20 minutes.
Psoriasis causes skin irritation that can be painful. Tea tree oil is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help soothe psoriasis symptoms and prevent it from spreading. Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the affected areas 2-3 times each day.