Have you heard about Tea Tree Oil? Yes, it is an essential oil.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are unique aromatic compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant's scent and flavor, or “essence.” Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. They are often used to boost mood, manage stress, relieve pain, promote a good sleep, relieves nauseated feeling and even acts as insect repellants. Most essential oils exhibit antiseptic properties as well.
We were talking about Tea Tree Oil, right?
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree or Australian Tea. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree.
Distillation through steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree yield Tea Tree Essential Oil. The oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. One can treat bacterial and fungal skin conditions, prevents infection and promotes healing using tea tree oil.
It has some other cosmetic benefits as well…Eager to know what? It is good for your hair as well as skin.
How it can be used for skin care?
Tea tree oil is effective in promoting healthy skin by its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
- Has a moisturizing effect
- Soothes dry skin
- Reduce itching and skin irritation
- Prevents Oily skin
- Treats dark spots
- Reduce blemishes, acne marks
- Treats acne
- Removes skin tags
How Tea tree is Hairophilic?
Despite the large number of hair care solutions in the market, many people still prefer a natural, do-it-yourself solution to their hair problems. Tea tree essential oil can be used to treat a variety of scalp and hair issues, including hair loss, dandruff, scalp dermatitis, and more. Tea tree oil protects your hair from frizz, dandruff, loose ends, and split ends by strengthening it.
It is an effective cure for dandruff and lice. Tea tree oil reduces itchiness, dandruff and dry scalp. It treats both dry and oily scalps and restores the pH levels of your scalp.
Precautions while using;
It is the essence portion and is of high potency. So, use tea tree oil with a few precautions
- Do not apply tea tree oil directly to skin. It’s important to dilute the oil with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil.
- Use one part of essential oil with 4 times carrier oil.
- Exposure on eyes may cause redness and irritation.
- Do a patch test to look for any skin reactions