Oriental Botanics, Skin Care

Everything You Need To Know About Tea Tree Oil For Skin

Tea tree oil, which has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, is essentially a soothing salve in a bottle. It’s an essential oil derived from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternifolia tree. It provides many benefits for the skin and acts as a treatment for wounds and scrapes as well.

This oil also targets various skin conditions, such as inflammation, itchiness, redness, and swelling. It has also gained popularity as a quick-reacting mouthwash, anti-body odour spray and insect repellent. If used topically and regularly, it promotes smooth and glowing skin.

So, let us dive into the world of the ‘eternal tea tree oil’. Here is everything you need to know about its inherent and natural healing properties that can heal any skin ailment.

Little-Known Facts About Tea Tree Oil

History has it that the name ‘tea tree’ was coined by the sailors of yore. They would brew tea with a fragrance similar to nutmeg tea brewed from the leaves of the nutmeg tree. These trees grew in abundance on the marshy south-eastern coast of Australia.

Tea tree oil cures –
o Acne
o Eyelash infections caused by a type of mite-infestation (ocular demodicosis)
o Toe-nail fungal infection (onychomycosis)
o Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).

The tea tree is often confused with the tea plants or bushes whose leaves are picked for making green and black tea.

Tea Tree Oil – Functions & Benefits For The Skin

Tea tree oil promotes healthy skin while also having a therapeutic effect on a host of skin problems. It’s natural properties target fungi and bacteria while reducing the risk of allergic reactions.

You can get the best out of the oil by using it in a simple way. Dilute a small portion of tea tree oil along with any herbal carrier oil, such as almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil. For every 10-12 drops of carrier oil, mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Apply this heavenly, healing blend generously on your skin. Make sure you try a patch test before applying it on the entire face or body to gauge any adverse reaction your skin may have to the oil. Stop using this oil immediately in case of any irritation or redness.

Tea Tree Oil for Dry Skin And Eczema

Tea tree oil has a soothing effect on dry skin. It helps to get rid of itchiness, redness and irritation. Medical researchers have proven that tea tree oil is more effective in treating eczema.

The Course Of Action:

Use the Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Bi-Phase Micellar Water, a moisturising lotion for dry skin. Take a coin-sized portion of the lotion and mix in a couple of drops of tea tree oil. You can also use a suitable carrier oil in place of the moisturiser. Mix well and apply generously on the affected areas after a shower daily. Repeat this regimen for a week to get the best results.

Tea Tree Oil for Oily skin

Tea tree oil, as mentioned, has healing & calming properties, which can also help oily skin texture. Regular use of the Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Gel helps restore the skin’s lipid barrier while also keeping oil build-up at bay! What’s more, your skin gets a lasting soft and smooth glow without looking oily.

The Course Of Action

To your regular moisturiser, toner and sunscreen, add a few drops of tea tree oil and apply whenever required. You can also make good use of the Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Peel Off Mask to get rid of recurring whiteheads and blackheads. You can also add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil to bentonite clay and prepare a face mask. Apply this mixture smoothly, all over he face. Let it dry, and then wash off to get a glowing look!

Tea Tree Oil For Itchy Skin

Tea tree oil and its calming properties can ease any skin itchiness that you’re grappling with. While having a soothing effect on the affected area, it also helps heal infections caused due to itching. Many studies have shown that a single drop of tea tree oil stands effective in healing itchy eyelids. To stop the irritation and get the healing process going, you can use an ointment with 5% of tea tree oil. Massage it onto the affected part of your eyelids. Repeat the process twice daily.

The Course Of Action

Take 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and mix thoroughly with a bit of skin-nourishing moisturiser or any organic carrier oil. Apply it generously onto your skin 3-4 times daily to get significant results.

Tea Tree Oil For Skin Infections, Nicks, Cuts And Wound-Healing

Tea tree oil’s calming properties are an effective wound-healer, targeting bacterial growth. You can bank on the oil as a common and effective treatment for deep cuts, nicks and wounds.

The Course Of Action

Mix a single drop of tea tree oil with any good wound-healing ointment and apply to the affected area twice daily.

Tea Tree Oil For Severe Acne And Skin Blemishes

Due to the healing properties of tea tree oil, it has seen a spike in its popularity for treatment against severe acne and skin blemishes. While acting positively to reduce skin redness, inflammation and swelling, the oil can also help prevent and reduce acne scars. You will remain blessed with clear and glowing skin.

The Course Of Action

Take 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and mix with 1-2 ounces of witch hazel. Use this blend as a skin-toner all through the day. You can also make use of Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Scrub, Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Wash, Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Mattifying Moisturizer SPF 30 & Australian Tea Tree Anti Acne Face Toner for a month to get glowing results.

Tea Tree Oil For Psoriasis

Both anecdotal evidence and scientific research suggest that tea tree oil is an effective remedy for psoriasis. It also helps boost immunity.

The Course Of Action

To a coin-sized amount of any suitable carrier oil, dilute a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Gently apply the mix over the affected areas twice daily to get good results.

Variations Of Tea Tree Oil

Organic tea tree oil from a reputed brand without any additives is the most effective option. Invest in a tea tree oil that is 100% natural. The best oil will have a concentration of terpinene oil ranging from 10-40%, which acts as the main element. Also, look for its Latin name Melaleuca alternifolia and its origin on the label.

Final Takeaways On Tea Tree Oil

With an effective tea tree oil, you will definitely be blessed with healthy, glowing skin. However, the response time to see maximum benefits will depend on the skin type and the ailment. But, if used religiously, the results will become visible in a few days.
So, start harvesting the goodness of tea tree oil and dive into the age-old benefits of this magical plant. Fixing everything –from skin and hair to the eyes and mouth-related issues–this organic and natural healing potion should be an integral part of your everyday medicine cabinet.

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