Tea tree oil is an external or topical application for a variety of conditions like:
Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. With its constituents called terpenoids, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, athlete's foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes and dandruff.
Tea Tree Oil is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to that of nutmeg. It is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Tea tree oil is used in skin care and hair care products due to its medicinal uses.
Home Remedies with Tea Tree Oil
*Using a q-tip apply tea tree oil on pimples, acne, boils or warts to dry them off. If you have dry skin mix it with a carrier oil like jojoba or olive oil.
*Add a few drops of tea tree oil in to shampoo to treat dandruff and scalp infections.*Apply a few drops on the toe nail for fungal infections.
*A few drops of the oil can be added to the bath to treat body odour.*It is a good oil to go with olive oil for manicure and pedicure.
*Steam inhalation with a few drops of tea tree oil can help to treat sinuses, colds etc.