The tea tree originates from Australia. The tea tree oil (a.k.a. melaleuca) can be extracted from its leaves and twigs through steam distillation. It is rich in numerous healing properties and provides a lot of health benefits, such as the following 9:
Psoriasis and Eczema – Due to its anti-inflammatory features, Melaleuca soothes psoriasis and eczema. Mix 5 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tsp. of coconut oil and 5 drops of lavender oil to make a lotion to treat them.
Infections and Cuts – Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, Melaleuca treats cuts and infections. Just put several drops on the cut and bandage it with cloth to accelerate the healing process.
Acne – The potent anti-fungal and antibacterial characteristics soothe inflammation and eliminate the bacteria that provoke acne. Mix 2 tbsp. of honey with 5 drops of tea tree oil and apply the paste to the face. Let it stay for a minute and then wash it off.
Oral Health – Tea tree oil eliminates the bacteria in the mouth cavity, treats inflammation, prevents gum bleeding, and reduces tooth decay. Mix baking soda with coconut oil and tea tree oil until you get natural and homemade toothpaste.
Toenail Fungus – The high content of anti-fungal properties of the tea tree oil treat fungus effectively. All you have to do is to apply a little bit on the toenail fungus.
Cleaning – Tea tree oil contains potent antimicrobial characteristics, which makes it perfect to be used as a cleaning product. Just mix tea tree oil with ACV, water, and lemon essential oil, and use the mixture to clean the showers, sinks, and kitchen appliances.
Hair and Scalp – Tea tree oils treats dandruff and at the same time, it moisturizes the skin scalp. Add a few drops of this oil in some coconut oil, lavender oil, and aloe Vera gel to make your own homemade natural shampoo.
Deodorant – The tea tree oil contains potent antimicrobial characteristics that destroy bacteria which cause the bad body odor. Just mix some coconut oil with baking soda in order to make the homemade deodorant.
Mold – Spray some diluted tea tree oil around the house in order to clears the air of bacteria and mold. Additionally, to prevent mold in your bathroom, diffuse some tea tree oil on the toilet and shower curtains.
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