Tea tree oil (commonly known as melaleuca oil) is widely used to heal the skin related problems such as psoriasis, warts, toenail fungus, eczema, dandruff, acne, lice infestation, minor wounds and so on. It not only assists the the process of curing but also prevent the infection to spread further.
This therapeutic oil is derived by steam distillation of Melaleuca alternifolia leaves. This plant is originated to Australia. Due to this beneficial oil’s antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is commonly used in soaps, lotions, ointments, creams, shampoos, conditioners and other cosmetic products.
If you want to use tea tree oil for beauty benefits, make it sure to dilute it in base oil such as jojoba oil, olive oil or coconut oil. This act is essential to prevent the chances of irritation.
Tea Tree Oil Beauty Care Recipes
- One of the best home remedies for acne-prone skin involves the application of tea tree oil with the combination of aloe Vera gel. Another natural treatment for acne is taking steam facial. Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil and the equal amount of lemon juice in the boiling water and take its steam for five minutes. Repeat this remedy once a week.
- Tea tree oil is having excellent abilities to heal and soothe the sunburn. Mix 6-7 drops of this wonderful oil with a quarter cup of aloe Vera gel and apply it on the affected area. Aloe Vera gel can be replaced by almond oil or coconut oil.
- A remarkable face pack for oily skin can be prepared by combining tea tree oil, green clay and water. Mix two drops of tea tree oil and 2-3 tablespoons of green clay in sufficient amount of water. Apply this paste on your skin for about half hour and then rinse off.