*Guest Post by Evie*
It is believed that the aboriginals of Australia have been using tea tree essential oil for ages and that it has cured many skin problems with great success. This includes minor skin issues like cuts, bruises and major infections caused by microorganisms such as virus, bacteria and fungi with efficacy and safety.
The truth is, there are various skin benefits of the magical oil. Found in Southern Australia this oil is extracted from the tree Melaleuca alternifolia.
The benefits of tea tree essential oil have long since been applied to skin care. Even better, there are several simple (and cheap!) ways you can take advantage of this essential oil yourself.
5 Skin Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Oily Skin Cure
Oily skin is prone to pore blockages and hence pimples. People with oily skin are often asked to stay away from oils, but the same cannot be said about tea tree oil. People who have this skin type can try this easy to make homemade remedy:
- Add 7-8 drops of tea tree essential oil to 30 ml of almond oil
- Mix properly
- With a cotton ball, apply this to the face and massage with soft hands
This trick works because it opens up the pores, cleans them out and eventually leads to fewer pimples.
Dry Lips with Flaky Skin
Besides being painful, dry chapped lips are embarrassing too. Though it can happen in any season, winter time seems to aggravate the problem more thanks to cooler temperatures and blowing winds.
To get soft baby lips, make an essential oil treatment by following these 2 quick steps:
- Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil and 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil to a small amount of cold cream that you use
- Rub this gently on your cracked lips several times in a day
In no time at all your lips will be healthy, soft and pash-worthy.
No other anti dandruff or dry scalp treatment works the way tea tree oil does – not even Head & Shoulders! To fix your flakey situation, make sure you buy pure tea tree oil only and follow these easy, breezy steps:
- Put 10 drops of the essential oil into your shampoo bottle
- Shake well
- Massage into your scalp every day until problem is solved
The results are lightening fast and acts as more than just a dandruff cure. It also prevents hair fall and is great for growing hair because it unblocks hair follicles and promotes hair growth.
We all know that tea tree oil has antiseptic properties. Turn your usual cream into an antiseptic cream by adding up to 8 drops of the essential oil to the cream (unscented). Massage daily onto your skin, et voila!
Tea tree essential oil is a great moisturizer. When applied on a dry, parched skin, it penetrates deep and makes the skin super soft.
To do this:
- Add a few drops to your favourite body oil
- Massage it into your dried out skin daily
Regular application will make your skin supple and smooth.
Whether you’re looking to cure dry lips or ditch the dandruff, just remember these skin benefits of tea tree essential oil next time. Quick, easy and effective, you won’t regret it.
Evie Dawson is a fitness coach and health writer based in Boston, MA. Her passion is to encourage others to rediscover their lifestyle and get inspired by organic living.