Tea tree oil can be used for topical antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal treatment. It combats and prevents bacterial, viral or any other microbial infections. Having camphor like smell, tea tree oil derives its antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties from its component- terpinen-4-ol. Due to the presence of this terpinen-4-ol component tea tree oil is extensively used in the manufacturing of cosmetic products. Due to the presence of the component xylitol in it tea tree oil is also used in the perfume industry. Use tea tree oil for home cosmetic treatments before opting for harsh chemical cosmetics.
Tea tree oil can be used for the treatment of -
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Tea tree oil is a prominent natural alternative for treating acnes. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties. Tea tree oil penetrates through the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads, acnes and other blemishes. It balances the Ph of skin by controlling oil production. Also, its natural antibacterial properties treat cystic acne naturally. Beside its disinfecting properties, it can also have soothing properties, which is essential when the skin has the burning and itching of an acne flare up. Use tea tree oil for treating acnes at home.
Tea tree oil can be taken internally.
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Tea tree oil contains terpenes that are quite difficult for our body to assimilate. They can be really tough on our liver and kidneys. Tea tree oil is extremely difficult for the liver and kidneys to process, so much so that in some animals, like small dogs, cats, and birds, even very small amounts may cause tremors, stroke, or even death. Tea tree oil is for topical use only and should never be taken internally.
Tea tree oil can be used for hair treatment
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Tea tree oil can be used for the treatment of various hair problems and even promoting hair growth. Also, the oil increases the flow of blood to the scalp and reduces inflammation in the hair follicular cells that, in turn, enhance hair growth and reduce itchiness, dandruff, dryness, oiliness, and even blackening hair. It nourishes hair, adding a protective layer resistant to toxins and promoting hair growth. Simply massaging the oil on the scalp regularly can prevent many scalp issues and produce healthy, shiny, beautiful hair.
Can tea tree oil cause skin irritation?
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One of the common side-effects of tea tree oil is irritation on the skin, especially when applied to broken or dry areas of the skin. Skin irritation can include stinging, burning redness itching or inflammation. In some cases, it can also cause mild to severe rashes to develop on the treated skin. Perform a skin patch test before applying.