I Am A Wonder Worth Worshipping – Tea Tree Oil

Like I have written in certain other blogs of mine…Every great discovery has a certain uncanny history to it…and so does this wondrous oil…Without any further ado…let me take you the yesteryears…the years of recognition of this amazing Tea tree oil…

Even much much before Captain Cook set foot on the shores of Australia…the natives used the this oil of the Melaleuca trees for a wide range of topical and oral applications….They crushed the leaves to obtain their oil to use as rubbing mediums and mixed them with clay to form poultices and even bathed in the water containing Tea tree oil….White settlers observed and imbibed the way of using the leaves for their own healing applications…It was most unfortunate for people in the west that there was no documented evidence…and the use of Melaleuca oil was to remain confined to Australia…as a bush remedy…for the next 150 years..( phew! Now that’s a long time).

Hmm…then way back in 1922…an Australian chemist…Arthur Penfold…distilled the oil from the Melaleuca alternifolia and following…published a paper stating that it had wide-ranging antibacterial and antifungal properties..And it was disclosed for the record that this was a new type of germicide…gentle to skin cells but harmful to the germs…This oil then got renowned for its ability to treat all kinds of infections and infestations…It was the treatment of choice… from

  1. Ringworm
  2.  Leg ulcers
  3. Cuts and wounds
  4.  Head lice
  5.  Infections
  6. Pyorrhoea
  7. Gingivitis
  8. Catarrh
  9.  Thrush
  10.  Tonsillitis

Be it….Professors…doctors…dentists and veterinary surgeons…they all….utilized its many properties for the health and welfare of their patients…

Then it was the dawn of the World War II and…this oil was in such short supply that all the available stocks were used to help stop infections from the unavoidable war wounds…both in soldiers and munitions workers that were helping with the war effort….Soon it was brought down to be cheaper…and more readily available….alternative should be manufactured to help stop the spread of germs….and the once thriving industry went into a steep decline….For the next twenty years the oil was all but forgotten…literally…I know it’s pretty unbelievable to hear that…but its a fact..

But fortunately enough…Melaleuca alternifolia oil has over 100 components working in a synergized fashion…most of which could not even be identified back in the early years…so an exact nature-identical copy was impossible to synthesize from man-made chemicals….Now you understand…As far as the 60s era was concerned…the oil made a remarkable comeback… the first scientific evidence in decades confirmed that it had a favourable effect in the treatment of boils…gynaecological infections and later for varied foot problems and nail bed infections….And now…..the once sidelined oil was ( actually ‘is’) gaining truck loads of  popularity…and farms were being set up to harvest the oil on a commercial basis…

And ladies and gentleman! Hang on… it doesn’t stop there…not just can this amazing oil be used in first aid applications and toiletries…it is a powerful solvent too (which is why it helps to clear trapped bacteria in boils) and can be utilized all around the home….So if you have any old tea tree oil in the cupboard it can be safely used for household cleaning applications…understand? It is particularly good for getting the glue off plates…jars and bottles often left behind by price stickers and labels…..It can be an effective cleaner…removing paint and pen marks easily from surfaces…( wow! Didn’t have even a single clue that it is so prolific! ) when mixed with a small amount of ordinary household cleaner or laundry product and rubbed over the area…It is a good stain remover for clothes and everyday washable items….But it must not be used full-strength on plastics and cheaper man-made fabrics…because they can become damaged by the strong solvent action…It can clean silver…It helps to deodorize rooms and cupboards….Mixed with a few drops of a culinary oil it can be sprinkled onto a duster and used to polish wooden furniture…both inside the house and in the garden…

And today the stand of tea tree oil is above all…without a doubt…

Check out these references…

  1. 20 Great uses of tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  2. Tea tree history by Tea tree wonders
  3. Tea tree benefits by Tea Tree Organization

Tea Tree Oil Info Barrel

Tea tree oil is the most sought after and recognized oil in the cosmetics industry…reasons are clear and wide…the various properties of this oil which cannot be found in possibly any other oil…And in fact no other oil can compete with its qualities…

Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. It is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to nutmeg, and it is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out.

Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as –

  • Acne
  • Abscess
  • Oily skin
  • Blisters
  • Sun burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Herpes
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes
  • Dandruff

Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The anti-viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as chicken pox, shingles and measles, flu, cold sores and verrucae. It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs. It can also be used as a mouth wash, since it is highly effective in healing oral candidiasis (a fungal infection of mouth and throat).

Tea Tree Oil, when used as a mouth wash, acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It also kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures.

Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water.

Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.

Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing teeth.

Sore Throat and Congestion

Tea Tree Oil can be combined with a simple steam inhalation technique to naturally cure congestion, sore throat, chest infections, and clearing up mucus:

Okay, go through our reference links now…

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Care2
  2. Tea Tree Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Benefits by Ray Sahelian

I Call It Tea tree…She Calls It Melaleuca Oil

I find the concept calling people with funny names…which are close to their real names…very cute…But that has nothing to do the topic…Anyway…my focus for this article is ‘names’….This amazing tree called Tea tree…must have heard a lot of it now…thanks to its multiple benefits…anyway…what I was saying is…do you by any chance know how this tree got this name ‘Tea tree’? 

Yeah yeah…I am sure you don’t…and must be wondering the reason of my existence…hmm…I’ll tell you…Actually…Originally…the leaves were used as a tea substitute…you got it? I mean the leaves of this tree were used in place of tea…to prepare tea…so that is how this tree came to be known as ‘Tea tree’…  

Now moving ahead…Any idea of its other names?

Alright! Alright! I will only tell you…please don’t start questioning my being again… 

Hmm…it does not have many names…but yes it does have alternative names…they are- 

  1. Punk Tree
  2. Australian Tea Tree
  3. Melaleuca Alternifolia (in Latin)
  4. Paperbark Tree
  5. Ti Tree

Cute names no?

Hmm…I find them cute…Let’s get down to its nitty-gritty now…

This Tea tree has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years….It can be…no…it IS used for purposes that are…

  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic
  • Cosmetics
  • Antiviral 

Okay…now some knowledgeable and informative points for you…Tea tree oil has certain chemicals called terpenoids that have antiseptic and antifungal properties…So now you understand its because of these chemicals that the whole tree is considered so….It is an essential oil that is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves from an Australian plant or call it Melaleuca alternifolia…. 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

The leaves of this Tea tree were initially and originally used for healing skin ailments ( mainly I mean)… scrapes…insect bites…skin spots…cuts…infections…and burns by crushing the leaves and applying them to the area infected or ailing….Tea tree oil has also been used for conditions such as acne…athlete’s foot…dandruff…nail fungus… vaginitis…thrush…and even periodontal disease….boils…lice…eczema…psoriasis…yeast infections…and also as a general antiseptic…It is also used often in creams…ointments…soaps…lotions…and shampoos ( Phew! One tiny leaf! And so many benefits! Imagine! )

Tea Tree Oil for Bad Breath

You know Tea Tree oil can actually be used to help stop bad breath…Many toothpastes and oral products use tea tree oil in their formulas….Sometimes it is even used in mouthwash and other solutions for stopping bad breath…. 

Tea Tree Oil for Gum Disease

Not only can tea tree oil help with halitosis…but it can even have antibiotic qualities and help heal gum infections…It can treat severe chronic gingivitis and bleeding gums as they deeply penetrate to the skin…This is one of the main reasons a dentist would tell a patient to use toothpaste that contains tea tree oil for treating bad breath… 

And……Tea Tree Oil can be used against the following microbes…

  • Gram Negative bacteria
  • Gram Positive bacteria
  • Fungi

Okay…quick…check out our references now…

  1. Tea Tree oil for bad breath by R.Drysdale
  2. Leaves used as tea substitute by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea tree oil by livestrong.com

 

Meet Tea Tree Oil

Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of Tea tree oil..Let me introduce this liquid to you…Its about moments when distressed and disappointed from everything else with little or no results…when it comes to personal care…we find refuge in ancient recipes..about which we had though heard a million times but ignored..considering them trivial..insignificant and fanatic..but when we do resort to those and start getting astonishing results…is the time we start to believe…..believe in the might..and bounty of nature…

Say hello to one such nature’s bounty…Tea tree oil..

Every great discovery has this little descriptive history behind it…no surprises…tea tree oil too has one..

The ones hailing from Bundjalung…eastern Australia utilized the tea tree by inhaling them…for them it was their traditional medicine…obtained from the crushed leaves treating coughs and colds….They also applied it’s leaves on wounds…after which a poultice is applied….In addition…The infusion of the leaves with certain liquids made the it even more powerful and it’s effects vigorous… as far as applying on the wounds was concerned..

Use of the oil of Tea tree wasn’t common at all until this researcher named Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a number of newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s….In going through the antimicrobial activity of M. Alternifolia tea tree oil was rated as 10 times more active than phenol…

And as far as the commercial tea tree oil industry is concerned…it happened after the medicinal properties of the oil were first reported by Penfold in the 1920s…It was produced from natural bush stands of M. alternifolia that produced oil with the appropriate chemo type…the plant material was cut by hand and often distilled on the spot in makeshift…mobile…wood-fired bush stills…

Hmm…Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil…is a pale yellow colour to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphor like odor…It is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia….which belongs to the northeast coast of New South Wales… Australia…Tea tree oil is often confused with tea oil….the sweet cooking oil from obtained from seeds of the tea plant…

You know how it got its name?

Actually…back then…the leaves of tea tree were used as a substitute for tea….and so it came to be known as teea tree oil…

Just a few of the many conditions it treats…

  • Vaginitis
  • Thrush
  • Periodontal disease
  • As an antiseptic
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Dandruff
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Yeast infection
  • Boils
  • Lice

So…intrigued? Well…so was I..take it to another level…have a look at these references..

  1. Tea Tree oil by Cathy Wong
  2. 20 great uses of Tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  3. Tea tree by www.mayoclinic.com

Get Those Long Locks With Tea Tree Oil

As a kid I used to fantasize of having those long…lustrous tresses…which would obey me…and fall exactly at the place where I would want them to..be it my shoulders…or purely on my back…I wanted to have them but was too young (though I soon was allowed to keep them)…

One secret that I didn’t know was…That Tea Tree was magic liquid that eventually let me have those…My mom told me when I grew up….

But frankly…The secret to having long relaxed hair is knowledge…It’s all about knowing how to care for your straight or curly  hair for yourself and understanding your strands… Straight  hair is processed with chemicals to make it straight or to smooth out the kinks in natural hair…once this is done a relaxed head will require a different level of care than natural hair…it cannot be business as usual for your new hair…

And well..I know I was not the only one…Every woman today desires to have beautiful long hair and no one wants the greying to appear on her beautiful hair…But this requires especial hair care…I’ll teach you how…under the aegis of Tea tree oil…

Understand tea tree Oil

I am sure of you witnessing people with beautiful hair…and that enviousness that follows…They let out their secret and you are astonished…Tea Tree oil…but have you ever tried to find out what the benefits of tea tree oil are and why it is used in them….It is

  • The anti viral
  • Anti fungal
  •  Anti bacterial

These properties of tea tree oil makes it a vital for the hair growth….

Understand Why…

The anti fungal property of tea tree oil is very useful in preventing dandruff to grow on our scalp….thus keeping the scalp healthy and helping us to get rid of that flaky dandruff…The only thing you have to do is just massage tea tree oil on your scalp one hour before washing your hair and this will remove all the scalp problems like itching and dryness of the scalp…

And yes..you heard it just right…Massaging will give the protection from fungal growth as well as increase the blood circulation in the scalp too….Thus it is the most effective remedy to say good bye to dandruff and scalp problems….The anti fungal property effectively works towards protecting the scalp from any such problems…

Generally when we get up in the morning the hair are all tangled and messed up…It is really a pain to tame then and comb them too…But tea tree oil is the best solution to control those messy strands…

All you have to do is to take few drops of tea tree oil in your palm and rub both the palms together…so that the oil spreads on your palms and now apply this oil on the untamed strands...This can be used both for straight as well as curly hair…If you want that perfect clean look with your hair then take some more tea tree oil and rub it on the strand and start applying from the tips of the frizz towards the root of the hair…And you are sorted…seriously…

Okay…have a look at our references now…

  1. Tea tree for long hair by hubpages
  2. Tea tree for scalp by livestrong.com
  3. Care for hair by Home Remedy

All Are Ardent Users Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has developed for itself an undisputed market in the arena of products used for some or the other kind of healing…Today…be it anything…and tea tree oil is a chief part of the product…no matter creams…ointments…lotions…soaps…shampoos…mouthwahes…toothpastes…sanitizers…wipes…etc etc…

Reason Why Tea Tree Oil Is a part Of Skin Care Products

The ability to penetrate the skin is critical to effective quality of the active ingredients of tea tree oil…Unlike many antiseptics…tea tree oil kills bacteria as effectively in reality as in the test tube…It is actually the solvent nature of melaleuca alternifolia oil which allows it to penetrate into skin layers…reaching deep into…for example…muscle tissue…or under a toenail or fingernail or an abscess in the gums…Its…in a way…because of this very quality of Tea tree oil that its the first choice of all possible product makers…

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See…the number of health care products in which tea tree oil is used in are-

  • Deodorants
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoos
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • Insect repellents
  • Acne treatment

And trust me..I might have missed a lot…they are just a few of the bigger lot…

Here’s How Tea Tree Oil Works…

There are four different ways to its workings…It is-

  1. anti-septic
  2.  anti-fungal
  3. anti-bacterial
  4. anti-inflammatory

All these qualities do all the wonders in all products and hence Tea tree is the chief choice of all…

Not convinced….i tried it for myself… Just used a couple of drops of the oil diluted with water for gargling and instantly saw the effects on the sores in my mouth and in my throat…..It brings down the inflammation sooner than we think…thereby providing us relief…

What It Does To The Skin…

It increases the speed of wound healing…
The tea tree oil is very effective in wound healing…because of its anti-septic properties… It is very mild to the skin and does not causes any harm which other anti-septic products do…

It reduces the production of sebum…
The tea tree oil reduces the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands thereby reduces the production of bacteria that cause the formation of blemishes on the skin…

Good…in fact the best anti-oxidant…
The tea tree oil is great anti-oxidant…It controls the free radicals in the body and boosts the production of collagen…The tea tree oil improves the digestion if taken regularly which is very important for overall health of an individual…It helps to improve the blood circulation which is very important for the overall health of skin…

It is a moisturizer and cleanser…
The tea tree oil is a great moisturizer and cleanser…It opens the clogged pores and removes the bacteria from the skin surface…The tea tree oil is a good cleanser and it removes the dead cells from the skin without causing any harm to it…The recent studies have proved that tea tree oil is greatest skin toner and removes the fine wrinkles as well as the blemishes very effectively…

And that is exactly why and how  tea tree oil is becoming the essential ingredient of the skin care products and it is available in the market in different formats…Most of the companies include the tea tree oil with the other natural ingredients to provide maximum health benefits…There is a range of products in the market which contains tea tree oil as an essential ingredient including the moisturizers…cleansers and the creams… It is better to use the tea tree oil in its natural form…as it is pure and beneficial…

The benefits of tea tree oil are very obvious and proved…The greatest benefit of using the tea tree oil is that is causes no side effect to the health…The scientific studies are still in progress to explore the greatest health benefits provided by the tea tree…The recent studies found it effective against the sun-burn and the skin cancer…

Phew! So many products…one chief ingredient…Have a look for yourself…at these references…

  1. Remedies for gums by Cathy Wong
  2. Tea Tree oil by Patra Afrika
  3. Tea Tree oil tips by Life Tips

Breathe easy With Tea Tree Oil…Treating Asthma

Once there was this female in my grade…who didn’t know that she had asthma…and in a race..she enthusiastically participated…but at the end of it…she was terribly out of breath…she was baffled…she had ran so many other times but the ‘out-of-breath’ scenario wasn’t this terrible ever…so she was rushed in the ambulance to a nearby medical centre…doctor instantly diagnosed asthma…she was shocked…

But..with proper care and attention…she controlled it to quite an extent…

One of the reasons that she disclosed was…tea Tree Oil…She being a crusader of nature’s natural healers…

Here’s how…why…telling you…

Usually…This first inventor also comes from a family known for a long history of respiratory problems….Therefore….the inventors decided to look beyond conventional “modern medicine” to help the first inventor…and as a result…have conceived methods to substantially prevent colds…flu….and infections of the human respiratory system….

These methods include the inhalation of the vapours of tea tree oil that are theorized to form a protective…and infection-preventing…thin layer within the entire respiratory system…including

  • the lungs
  •  bronchial tubes
  •  the nasal cavities

okay…I’ll speak in pure professional language…stay glued and attentive…This thin layer maintains its anti-pathogenic properties for a period of time following the inhalation of the vapours for at least one-half hour…and perhaps longer….This thin anti-pathogenic layer substantially prevents the initial infection of colds…flu…and other pathogens for a period of time following inhalation…

The inventors also propose the prophylactic use of inhaled eucalyptus oil and/or tea tree oil to prevent additional tuberculosis…which is becoming a major health problem in the United States…The inventors further propose the prophylactic use of inhaled tea tree oil to prevent opportunistic infections of the human respiratory system of individuals having cystic fibrosis….

Now another known fact…While certain medical uses for tea tree oil have been previously disclosed….to the inventor’s best knowledge…none of those previously disclosed methods have suggested…or proposed… that the periodic inhalation of vapours from tea tree oil may be used as prophylactic agents to substantially prevent infection of colds…flu…and other pathogens within the respiratory system of human beings for a duration of time following that inhalation….After the infection of human beings with certain pathogens…previous inhalation therapies have suggested using tea tree oil to aid in the recovery from certain respiratory diseases….Though…none of these previous methods have suggested using tea tree oil vapours as prophylactic agents to routinely and substantially prevent the initial infection of pathogens for a duration of time following their inhalation as a primary method of preventing disease…

Understand??

Now…check out our links…

  1. Tea Tree Oil by American Cancer Society
  2. Asthma by respiratorypatents.com
  3. Uses of Tea tree by Better Health

Tea Tree For Thrush

In today’s world of storm and stress…the medical complications seems to be proliferating by the day..and that too ones which were never paid attention to…they resurrected to be greater and more stressing…one of those being Thrush…frankly I never knew it was called so…I mean I did have idea about something like this but didn’t know that it was called ‘Thrush’…I take this to my responsibility to make you all aware of it.. 

Okay…Oral thrush…also known as oral candidiasis is an infection of the genus Candida that develops on the mucous membranes of the mouth… yeast fungi… It is basically caused by this thing called Candida albicans..

 It’s kind of disgusting and yucky…as it causes thick white or cream-colored deposits…most commonly on the tongue or maybe the inner cheeks….The sores are painful and may even bleed slightly when they are scraped or rubbed…The infected area may appear inflamed and red…

Most horrible thing about this is that it may even spread to the back of the throat or the upper portion of the mouth…

I know its surprising to know this but this fungus exists in almost all parts of out body…including the digestive system… skin and mouth…and as a matter of fact the healthy beings do not face any ailments…However…people on certain medications…reduced immune systems and certain problems are vulnerable to oral thrush which can and may get out of control…

Most vulnerable are the following ones..

  • Ones excessively using mouthwash  
  • Ones on Steroid medication
  • Ones who wear dentures
  • Ones taking Antibiotics  
  • Ones with a weak immune system
  • Ones with Diabetes
  • Ones having other therapies

Hmm…So now you know this Thrush can be pretty irritating and rather disgusting…So…let me introduce you to its biggest enemy…Tea tree oil…

This is one of the most effective natural remedies for in adults’ oral diseases…like one of them being Thrush..

Just to kill your apprehension about Tea tree’s oral use…try looking at the oral care section in the health food store and it would be evident that toothpastes…mouth rinses…and even toothpicks are made with tea tree oil specifically formulated for use in the mouth…

One major reason being..its anti-fungal quality…which acts best against such fungal infections…when used under proper supervision…Tea tree oil can scrape the whiteness from the mouth..you know I mean your coated tongue…

Tea tree acts as this liquids that when passes over the affected region…goes on eradicating the whatever unwanted microbes comes its way…rendering a cleaner and healthier mouth…its best use would be as a mouthwash when suffering from thrush…

A special advise for mothers who breastfeed – Try Using a couple of drops of pure tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the nipples after each feeding…Gently rinse nipples in warm water and pat dry before feeding when using tea tree oil applications…It makes the nipples devoid of dirt and infections…though it does have a very strong smell and taste..

So…you know enough already..check out our references for now…

  1. Cause of Thrush by healing.about.com
  2. Herbal care by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
  3. Home remedy for Thrush by candida-cure-recipes.com

Tea Tree – Extending A Helping Hand

TEA TREE – EXTENDING A HELPING HAND

Not for just one…two..rather…not just for any countable number of troubles but for almost anything and everything…Tea tree extends a helping hand for almost every human trouble…relating to the complex human body and its functioning…

You know this Tea tree grew in the islands of the south Pacific and Australia…Reason it bears the name ‘Tea tree’ is that…it’s bark….leaves……or twigs were initially used by settlers and travellers as a tea substitute…You know for making tea and all….

 And a surprising fact is that the Australian tea trees…are not trees at all!

Rather they are green shrubs that grow in the wet-wet coastal regions of Australia….you now they are like these amazingly quickly growing plants and easily acquire a minimum height of 7 to 8 feet when mature….Australian tea trees have soft (wow! That’s unusual)…thick…white bark (I just fancied white barks as a kid) …and white flowers that bloom in the summer…pretty they are..

That was about the tree…The light yellow tea tree oil is obtained by steaming the tea tree leaves to bring out the oil which is used mainly in medicine…and yes…also for industrial lubricants and cosmetic products…The smell being somewhat like nutmeg…

It’s flushed with these medicinal properties because of this unusual chemical called terpenoid…. which when making up for at least 30 and preferably 40-50 of the oil…is when it can be considered medically useful….Tea tree oil contains yet another compound…cineole….which ideally should make up less than 15 and preferably 2.5 of the oil….

hmm…now let me disclose which I know you’ve been waiting to hear…Yes! Tea tree oil kills fungus and bacteria…even the ones resistant to certain antibiotics… Elaborative uses being…Tea tree oil is used outwardly as - 

Some of its basic uses:

  • Treating athlete’s foot
  • For acne
  • Treating fungal infections of fingernails or toenails
  • For oral candidiasis (Though do spit it out)

So now that you already know Tea tree’s miracles..check out our references..

  1. Tea tree uses and benefits by Ygoy
  2. Benefits of Tea tree oil
  3. Properties of oils by walikinthelight.co.uk

Tea Tree- Lets Fights Acne! One-On-One!

The title of this article is what Tea tree has to say to acne….over hundreds of years now people have found themselves trapped in the ugly and intimidating world of acne….the ones resourceful…fought back…but the ones deprived…had to face the repercussions…and even today the battle continues…low self-esteem (especially amongst youngsters)…incapacitating condition…sleepless nights…strained relationships…have all been ‘some’ of the many of its grave effects..

Finally rose something from the untouched vegetation…nature’s pride…Tea tree oil (erm..I know that was a little mellow-dramatic)…anyway…now for your answer…why Tea tree oil for acne?

But before that…understand this Tea tree oil…

This oil is an essential oil obtained by pressing the leaves of the Tea tree…It in a way…some say…smells like camphor and is kind of transparent (Okay translucent! )  Natives of  Australia…the tree’s native location too…had long back brought the oil in their use…You know like even much before it developed a commercial market for itself…It vigorously fights-

  1. Virus
  2. Infections
  3. Bacteria

Now…for the question…How Tea Tree Oil fight acne?

What makes it take the highest position as far as best fighters of acne are concerned…is its antimicrobial property….and eventually the ability to kill the bacteria on skin that contribute to acne

This acne occurs when a pore becomes clogged with dead skin cells or oil produced by the skin…which in layman’s language we term as dirt…impurities..So…Once this occurs…bacteria get trapped inside the clogged pore… this in turn causes swelling and sores…especially when white blood cells attack the bacteria trapped in the pore… By fighting these…Tea tree eliminates the chances of the reoccurrence of the bacteria

Tea tree oil tones the skin even…It dries up the oil that’s there on the surface of the skin…hence ending the chance of the development and blocking the nourishment of the bacteria…

Tea tree oil has these great advantages over all other things…

1) Tea tree oil does not dry out your skin.
2) Tea tree oil gets the red out.
3) Tea tree oil fights the bacteria that cause pimples with ugly yellow centers…you will look better faster with tea tree oil

Okay so you know enough as to why to use Tea tree in place of anything else to cure acne…So..now have a look at our references..

  1. Tea tree for acne by altmedicine.about.com
  2. Tea tree oil acne treatment by natural-acne-treatments.com
  3. Fight acne by Cosmopolitan