Tea Tree Essential Oil – Some Facts

Tea tree essential oil is very good at keeping many skin problems at bay…Especially the ones having chronic and persistent skin problems can effectively make this oil deal with skin…

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Unlike the name suggest, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant of common tea. Neither it is synonymous to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, whose botanical name is Melaleuca Alternifolia. Main constituents of Tea Tree Essential Oil are –

  • Alpha Pinene
  • Beta Pinene
  • Sabinene
  • Myrcene
  • Alpha Phellandrene
  • Alpha Terpinene
  • Limonene
  • Cineole
  • Gamma Terpinene
  • Para Cymene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Terpinenol
  • Alpha Terpineol

This tree is a native to Australia and its oil was known among the original inhabitants of Australia as an All-Cure medicine since time immemorial.

The All-Cure name given to this oil is not a bit exaggerated. The Tea Tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all sorts of tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has the cure for that disease. It is invariably found in almost all the households of Australia, particularly those having small children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder-drug. It also boosts up immunity.

No! That was not all! It has numerous aces up its sleeves which can be covered under following general medicinal properties it possesses.

  It is said that wherever Mother Nature gave the diseases, she gave the cures there itself. The activity of microbes, bacteria, virus and fungi are at their peaks in the Tropics and hence most of the medicinal plants are found there too. Tea Tree is one such plant. It can cure some of the ugliest bacterial infections of the Tropics. Wounds, which are most prone to bacterial infections in this region, can be effectively cured and protected using this oil. Although this oil is seldom taken orally, but if so, in mild concentrations, can cure internal bacterial infections too, such as those in colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system. It can also be used in treatment of Tuberculosis.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Tea Tree by RS
  2. Tea Tree by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Oil by Care

Tea Tree as an Antiseptic

I remember…as a kid whenever I used to get hurt…my Grandma..who was a crusader of natural herbs…and their benefits…used to apply this yellow strong smelling liquid on my scratches..burns..and cuts…it used to hurt a little but soon the wound used to turn into a scab and come off…and eventually heal…

Today I realize what that yellowish liquid was…it was…Tea Tree oil….

This amazing liquid…Tea tree oil….Long known for its qualities as a natural germicide which enhance the skin hygiene and also combines to effectively…. It…in fact…acts as a natural astringent… And also tones the skin…providing soothing relief to minor skin irritations…or wounds and injuries..It’s natural antiseptic properties aid in relieving minor infections…burns…cuts…bruises…pains…

It controls skin hygiene….Its natural cleansing ability removes unwanted grime and odours form the surface of the skin….Hence…leaving it scraped…of impurities…dirt and germs…thereby caring for the skin…

It is a pure oil pressed…obtained from the leaves of a tree native to Australia.…Also…traditionally… it has been used as a topical agent for the skin….The good quality oil is intricately obtained by crushing the leaves…and by extremely hygienic means…

And as a matter of fact…tea tree ( even called melaleuca) oil have become increasingly popular in recent decades….Not surprisingly…this essential oil has already been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an slew of products…actually a lot of them….

The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the qualities of it being

  • antiseptic
  •  anti-inflammatory

It has reached our understanding of many that this oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are benefitting people worldwide…and of almost every age-group…Age no bars for this amazing liquid…as well as clinical efficacy…Specific mechanisms of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action are reviewed…

But this is an absolute fact the way this liquid heals the wounds and keeps the infections and germs at bay…no other oil can do…certain chemical found in this oil does the whole magic….and has brought this oil to the top in terms of being an antiseptic liquid…

Hmm…So now check out these reference links of ours…

  1. Antiseptic Tea Tree oil by cmr.asm
  2. Tea Tree oil by Cancer organization
  3. Antiseptic Tea Tree by Cathy Wong

 

Tea Tree Shoves Dandruff Off The Scalp

Okay this is one problem I am sure all of you must have gone through at least once in life…dandruff…reason being…it is so common and prevalent in today’s scenario..that even newly born babies have it…nothing serious about it…but then again its a skin condition…occurs out of ignorance and the kind of lifestyle we have today…less of attention paid to self pampering and caring…more to work…so its natural…that when we do not oil our hair often enough…don’t wash hair daily…keep experimenting new hair-dos and styles…these problems are bound to hit us…

Okay let me explain now…

Dandruff…known as Seborrheic dermatitis medically…You this is also a kind of eczema…of the face and scalp…It results in red…itchy skin but is best recognized by the scaly flakes of skin that tend to fall from the scalp and out of the hair…which we call dandruff…The condition affects the sebum glands…which then causes the skin to dry…terribly…

Hello Tea Tree…

There are plenty of people that have problems with their skin on a regular basis but did you realize that this can actually lead to a difficulty with the scalp as well?

You know as a matter of fact…Our scalp is some of the most sensitive skin that is on your body and if it is not treated properly…we can certainly end up with a number of different problems…Which might include…

  • oily skin
  •  dry skin
  •  fungal infection

 All of these things lead to flaking and drying and roughening of the skin which we call dandruff….

Try avoiding pharmaceutical method in order to treat it…if you do have dandruff…And please understand…Dandruff is not a health issue and it is better left to natural treatments whenever possible…The reason why I am saying this is because pharmaceutical treatments tend to harm the body through the use of unnatural chemicals….So…take my word…use natural treatments…you can avoid these problems altogether and even benefit your body in a number of other ways….Here’s how…

Tea tree oil shoves the dandruff off the scalp…and is used to treat dandruff mainly because it does it best…not like others…. This is an amazing substance that is naturally based and has been used not only to treat dandruff but also for a number of other conditions that occur within the body….It has different elements to it that not only are able to treat a fungal infection but it can also treat things on an anti-microbial level as well….the best part??

Iit is excellent for your skin and it is able to treat you regardless of whether your skin happens to be oily or dry….You know…it benefits you regardless of what skin type you are!

A lot of  people that use tea tree oil to treat their dandruff don’t stop with this one..single natural treatments…And as a matter of fact…many of them use a number of different treatments in order to cure their dandruff and to get rid of it altogether….By using something that is as effective as tea tree oil as the base of your natural treatments…however…you are giving yourself a better opportunity of overcoming the dandruff and never having it come back again…Of course…you may need to continue to treat yourself long after the dandruff is gone but don’t worry about it…you are using things that are natural…

Okay…please check the reference links below…

  1. Tea Tree and Dandruff by Cathy Wong
  2. Dandruff by How to get rid of
  3. Helthy lifestyle by Bastyr Centre

Tea Tree Oil – Nature’s Spa

Ever wondered why…simply applying or massaging the hair with Tea tree oil…feels simply heaven…?

Ever wondered why only taking in the smell of certain oils like Tea tree…can give you a ‘natural’ high…and evacuates the trivia from mind…?

Ever wondered why these scientists and other big shots are such big crusaders of these old…essential oils…?

For the ones…who did pondered over these questions but did not reach a conclusion…I am here to help…To make you understand the nature’s real spa…Tea tree oil…

Hmm….listen up…

A relatively famous antiseptic essential oil….is flushed with this element called terpinenol…which is the key active constituent…Highly illustrious for its beneficial effects on immune system…rendering it numb…in a way that it is so pacifying for all the senses….of course apart from being an excellent disinfectant and cleaner…

Tea tree oil has been highly recognized for a wide variety of healing and soothing effects….Many people use it neat on irritants like-

  • Arthritis pain
  • Burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Nail fungus warts
  • Sprains
  • Insect bites
  • Cuts

Okay before experiencing any soothing effects of this oil…discover how it reacts to the kind of skin you have…If a rash develops using a small amount…one can dilute it with a carrier oil (olive…almond…etc)…Try diffusing or applying topically…Extremely safe for use on children and pets…

Again I am mentioning this….When used in massage…tea tree oil has an amazingly soothing and calming effect on the body and soul….You know it releases all the heaviness from the head with just the snap of fingers…because of its cooling effect…The oil is also beneficial in alleviating joint and muscle pains due to its analgesic effects….

It has proved and it continues to do so…that it is-

  1. Antiviral
  2. Antibacterial
  3. Antifungal

 It is a solution for every possible skin problem..

  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Ailments
  • Skin spots
  • Infections
  • Insect bites

It leaves the skin hydrated and with that cool sensation that gives us goose-bumps…when something tickles us…
And mind you! Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting…it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory…disinfectant… analgesic (pain-killing)and wound-healing qualities…Amazing no?

And this unusual quality of it having a diaphoretic effect i.e. it promotes sweating – which improves the body’s own natural resistance especially when threatened by infection…

To add more feathers to this nature’s spa’s hat….Tea tree oil exhibits expectorant and balsamic characteristics…which are especially beneficial in the case of throat or chest infections…having a generally soothing and clearing (mucus-expelling) effect on the entire respiratory tract…It is also effective against head colds… 

So…now you know so much of this nature’s spa…so go through these links below… 

  1. Benefits of Tea tree oil by benefitsof.com
  2. Essential oils by International Wellness Directory
  3. Tea tree by Article

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

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

Lose The Self In Tea Tree Oil’s Aromatherapy

Times in life…when a single day sucks out every ounce of energy and life from our body…and we feel drained…literally…of all our physical resources…

Times when…we find the piercing silence of certain eerily quiet and empty streets and subways than those roads bearing an overjoyed and boisterous crowd…

Those were times when ‘I’ personally wanted to get back home…and hit the sack as soon as possible…but mid-way if something even better happens…and one is given an aromatherapy…wouldn’t that make the short relaxation period even more worth it?

That’s how I resorted to Tea tree oil…

That’s why I am suggesting it to you today…

Okay…before I start…Do you understand the term aromatherapy?

Basically…aromatherapy…is the ancient science of healing…relaxing and energizing by the use of plants and their parts…

Every part of the tree plays a significant role in aromatherapy…be it the roots…barks…flowers…fruits…seeds and even nuts…It is…in fact is one of the most popular branches of alternative medicines…

The word aromatherapy is derived from two words aroma which means ‘smell’ and therapy which stands for ‘healing’…So together they get together to form…smell…that heals…

Why Tea Tree For Aromatherapy?

Not one…not two…Lots of reasons behind…

Its Aroma is: Very High

Effects of Tea tree: Antiseptic…Stimulant

Its Scent is: Sharp…medicinal

Blends best with:

  • Clove bud
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Lemon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sag
  • Rosewood

What Tea Tree Does To Us?

Tea Tree oil is a very powerful immune stimulant and helps fight infections of all kinds and helps clean the skin…It kills…ruins the beings of-

  1. Bacteria
  2.  fungi
  3.  Viruses

Not only that…It can…Okay…It DOES help treat…

  • Influenza
  • Cold sores
  • Catarrh
  • Glandular fever
  • Gingivitis

Also massaging with Tea Tree oil before any operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock…

Tea Tree oil could help clear bronchial congestion…asthma…cough…sinusitis…whooping cough and tuberculosis…abscesses…acne…burns…dandruff…herpes…oily skin…also valuable for athlete’s foot…cold sores…blemishes…diaper rash…warts…sunburn and infected wounds…

Australian soldiers and sailors used the essential oil as an all-purpose healing agent during World War II…And even today…tea tree is used in aromatherapy…rather more extensively…

And now…essential oil companies have begun touting tea tree’s healing properties… Medical journal articles support reports of its ability to heal mouth infections…and is a chief ingredient of almost every product now…that has something to do with healing…

Things thaat make up this amazing oil are

  • Pinene
  • Terpineol
  • Cineol
  • Cymene

The Scent of tea tree is mostly…Astringent…acrid…camphorwood like…and medicinal….the scent is similar to eucalyptus…

Its Therapeutic properties include…Anti-inflammatory…antiviral…antibacterial…antifungal…destroys parasitic infections…encourages the healing of wounds…stimulates immune system

It is called a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”…It heals wounds…protects skin from radiation burns from cancer therapy…and encourages scar tissue to regenerate irritating….and does the for our skin…

Check out these reference links..

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Herbal Healing
  2. Aromatherapy: Tea tree by TLC
  3. Essential oils and aromatherapy by Veronica Shine
  4. Tea tree oil by Healing natural Oils