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

Cold And Flu…Make Way For Tea Tree Oil

I remember…once I had this whooping cough and terribly flowing nose…and My mother had given me this cough syrup before going to school…result….embarrassing!

I slept during class…and the teacher woke me up by rapping her ruler on my desk…And eventually I was made the laughing stock of my class…But then…it happened way back…times have changed…Today the medicines are all about being as close as possible to being nature’s natural healers…

Need I exemplify?

Tea Tree Oil it is people…what else!

It doesn’t let us sleep during crucial hours…and it shoves away the cold and flu from our body…Anyway..here’s how…and here’s why…

As a matter of fact…bacteria can develop resistance to most antibiotics used to combat staph…..they remain in danger with the essential oil….To be specific….tea tree oil is so mighty that it’s almost always…Okay not always…but mostly…in a diluted form….no matter the intended purpose…

But amazingly…it’s no longer necessary to limit the power of tea tree oil to just cosmetics bag…it can enhance our ability to safely clean and disinfect our entire home….Many homemade household cleanser recipes incorporating tea tree oil are found online and in books…but one can also experiment…

Charity begins at home…and when speaking of home…The major infection reaches us through one common place and that is….the bathroom…and it is only the place…the best place to start….Bid farewell to and greet tea tree oil…Along with a squirt of liquid soap…put a few drops of the oil in a spray bottle filled with water and use it to wipe down anything and everything, paying close attention to handles…faucets…doorknobs… there’s more… According to the above handbook…tea tree oil can make its way into the dishwasher…washing machine…humidifier and more….In fact…the possibilities are endless….to disinfect your home…

And precisely…These cold and flu season is a perfect time to incorporate these germ-killing practices into the household cleaning routine…Then year-round…it helps lessen your dependency on harsh household cleaners…which pose risks to the environment and to your family’s health…

Listen up….If you’ve got kids in diapers…tea tree oil is great to have on hand…especially if  using cloth diapers…To deodorize and sanitize your diaper pail…drizzle in a few drops…For cloth diapering on the go…to achieve the same affect…apply a tiny amount to a small cloth and toss it in your wet bag…

Lastly…if the baby’s skin isn’t too sensitive…do away with store-bought diaper wipes…which are wasteful and often full of unnatural ingredients…and try homemade diaper spray and cloth wipes instead….To make your own diaper spray…simply fill a spray bottle with water…squirt in a bit of liquid baby soap…and add a drop or two of tea tree oil….

And that is how one can stifle the infection from reaching the cutest things in the house…the kids…

And And And…Kindly do not underestimate the power of tea tree oil and the many ways it can be used in the home…I mean I am mainly talking about the cold and flu season…It may not make cleaning and sanitizing more fun…but it can definitely make your efforts greener and more effective…So take some time to discover the methods that work best for you and your household…So buck up now! Start with a tiny bottle…a little goes a really really long way…You’ll be glad you did…Just make sure not to spill it on your dresser…

Okay…now quickly check out our reference links…

  1. 5 Home uses of  Tea tree oil by The Renaissance Woman
  2. Tea Tree Oil’s use by PNN
  3. Lifestyle by vrc211