Tea Tree Essential Oil - 12 Benefits For Your Health and Beauty

An Essential Oil Full of Properties

With Lavender, Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) oil is probably the most used and known essential oil. Traditionally used by Australian Aborigines as a remedy, Tea tree oil is anti-fungal, antibacterial (with large-spectrum) and anti-inflammatory.

Warning: never used this essential oil undiluted to avoid skin irritation.

Country of Origin: Australia Colour: Colourless to pale/yellow Odour: Camphorlike. Characteristic fresh, medicinal and woody. Powerful but pleasant smell. Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves. You need about 100kg of tea tree leaves to get 1-2 Litres of essential oil.

Benefits for your health:

- Vapours help to breathe. - Lessens pain such as dental pain. - Whitening the teeth. - Cleansing the mouth. - Radiation protective (in case of sunburns and therapy sessions).

Benefits for your skin:

- Disinfectant. - Healing to the skin. - Cleansing power. - Clarifies the skin.

Benefits for your hair:

- Purifies the scalp. - Fights against dandruff. - Fortifying effect.

Do you use tea tree oil? What is your favourite essential oil?

These properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they can not in any way constitute or substitute for medical information that only health professionals can dispense. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult a doctor.

Sources: ​Ma Bible des huiles essentielles by Daniele Festy. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller & David Schiller. https://www.enaissance.co.uk/organic-tea-tree-essential-oil?search=tea%20tree https://www.aroma-zone.com/info/fiche-technique/huile-essentielle-tea-tree-arbre-bio-aroma-zone?page=library https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/d/dandruff/

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