The tea tree is native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales, in Australia. However, because of its impressive qualities, it has spread to other parts of the world, so it can now be found internationally.
The tea tree is used for extracting the tea tree oil, or melaleuca with the process of steam distillation of its leaves and twigs. This oil has been used, since ancient times, by the original inhabitants of Australia as a cure-all medicine.
This oil is high in various healing compounds, so it offers numerous health benefits.
Here are 9 of its uses:
Psoriasis and Eczema
How to use: You can create a natural lotion to treat them, by mixing a teaspoon of coconut oil with 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.
Infections and Cuts
Its antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities treat cuts and infections.
How to use: Apply a few drops on the cut, and cover with a bandage. This remedy will prevent an infection, and accelerate the healing process.
The powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties soothe inflammation and destroy the bacteria that cause acne.
How to use:
– Mix 2 tablespoons of raw honey and 5 drops of this oil and apply the mixture to the face.
– Rub it and leave it to act for 1 minute, and wash it off.
– This remedy treats acne and prevents their appearance.
Melaleuca has the ability to destroy bacteria in the oral cavity and to treat inflammation and is used to reduce gum bleeding and tooth decay.
You can just combine it with some coconut oil and baking soda, and you will get a natural and effective homemade toothpaste.
Thanks to its anti-fungal properties it effectively treats fungus.
You can simply apply it to the affected area if you suffer from toenail fungus or athlete’s foot, or for more stubborn infections you can mix it with oregano oil.
Thanks to its strong antimicrobial properties, it can be used as a cleaning product in the household.
Mix the tree tea oil with water, vinegar, and lemon essential oil, and use this combination to clean the shower, sinks, countertops, and kitchen appliances.
Hair and Scalp
This oil effectively treats dandruff and moisturizes the skin on the scalp.
Prepare your natural, homemade shampoo, by adding several drops of tea tree essential oil to some coconut oil, lavender oil and Aloe Vera gel.
It has the powerful natural antimicrobial properties, which destroy bacteria responsible for the bad body odor.
To prepare this homemade deodorant to mix the tea tree with baking soda and coconut oil.
Diffusing tea tree oil around the home you can cleanse the air of bacteria and mold. In order to prevent mold in the bathroom, spray tea tree essential oil onto the shower curtains, and toilet.