Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tea tree or Melaleuca alternifolia. The aboriginal communities of Australia have been using tea tree oil for centuries as a natural antiseptic. However, the use of tea tree oil is not limited to folk medicines. Modern scientific studies have recognized the antimicrobial property of tea tree oil, which has been attributed primarily to its active constituent terpinen-4-ol.
Traditionally, few drops of tea tree oil is added to carrier oil and used topically to fight bacterial and fungal skin infections. Tea tree oil is considered effective in fighting acne breakouts. Its antibacterial effect helps in killing bacteria responsible for triggering breakouts. It may also help in reducing dandruff that occur following yeast overgrowth on the scalp. Tea tree oil can also be used as a household disinfectant. In some cases, tea tree causes skin irritation. Before applying tea tree oil, do a small patch test after diluting the essential oil with carrier oil.
Directions For Use:
Drop 5-8 drops in a diffuser burner or vaporizer. It will give off a pleasurable aroma creating a pleasant atmosphere on any occasion, disinfecting the air of unwanted odors and some airbone pathogens.
Make an everyday occasion a new experience. Add a bit of relaxation to your bath by dropping a few drops into the bathtub, making the ordinary extraordinary.
Ease out the stresses in your mind while loosening up tired muscles. Mix 5 drops in 10ml of base oil for massage.