With the power to cure and heal many illnesses from acne to cold and aches, tea tree oil proves to be one of those secret weapons that have been used throughout the ages!
What Is Tea Tree Oil?
It is the oil that comes from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, and is in no way connected to actual green or black tea that you consume as a beverage. In fact, tea tree oil should never be consumed, you just need to apply it over the affected area for it to work its charm. The tree is indigenous to Australia and has loads of healing properties.
Why Do People Use Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree has a long history of traditional use and till today, people vouch by its miraculous power. Did you know that the Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing burns, skin cuts, and even infections? All they did was crush the raw leaves of tea tree and directly apply the paste on to their wounds.
This is because, tea tree oil has both antiseptic and antifungal properties.
What Can Tea Tree Oil Cure?
Well, there’s definitely a huge list of things that can be cured by the powerful tea tree oil, here are some of them:
- Athlete's foot
- Yeast infection
- Periodontal disease
- As an antiseptic
Before we move on, we’d like to share an enchanting Aboriginal Dreamtime folklore about tea tree with you. This is how the story goes, there was once a beautiful Princess Eelemani of the Bundjalung people. Unfortunately, she had to leave her true love and travel through the bushland of coastal New South Wales. Her journey was a long and painful one. Since, the thick forest path was new and unknown to her, she prayed to the Gods to show her the way.
Princess Eelemani’s prayers were answered with a selection of seeds, which quickly sprouted in earth and grew towards the light coming through the treetops.
In fact, these trees were so remarkable that their stunning white paper bark stood out from all the other trees. And at night, their polished gleam reflected the light of the moon, further enhancing the trail even after dusk. The Princess Eelemani safely completed her journey. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Why Is It Great for Your Skin?
Tea tree oil has been used as a skincare ingredient for centuries now. It is used in ancient medicine and today, we use it as a botanical secret in our powerful serums as well. We keep in mind to extract the best properties of tea tree oil, which include being antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic as well. This give tea tree oil an edge to treat acne.
How Can You Treat Dandruff?
Use a shampoo that contains tea tree oil to wash your hair and you will see the effect it has on your dandruff! Its an active ingredient that uses its antibacterial and antifungal properties to tackle dandruff!
How Does Tea Tree Oil Treat A Cold?
For hundreds of years, tea tree oil has been used in ancient medicine to treat aches and colds. All you have to do to put its antibacterial properties to use, is to apply a few drops of the tea tree oil on a warm washcloth. Then inhale through that warm washcloth and you’ll see those colds, coughs and aches vanish into thin air.
So, there you go, there are a ton of benefits of tea tree oil; all you need to do is understand its potential and put it to work!