Properties & Uses:
Acne *Colds *Coughs *Cramps *Cuts *Deodorant *Hair *Home and Garden *insect_repellent *January *Personal Care *Summer - Playtime *
Tea tree essential oil has a light tint of yellow green in color and has a fresh, penetrating, medicinal, camphor aroma that immediately projects the word cleansing. It is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree.
Tea tree oil cannot be matched by other oils for its extensive first aid effectiveness and disinfecting uses (excluding lavender), partly because it is less of a skin irritant than other oils like eucalyptus and cajeput that it has similar properties to. Being antiviral, anti-fungus, and antibacterial, it is valuable to add to so many items in the home, office, and on trips. It is used to help treat fungus skin infections, respiratory problems, and gum or tooth infections (used externally only).
Tea tree essential oil can be blended with many oils, yet for scent harmony and enhancement, it does especially well with lavender, rosemary, and the spice oils like clove, or nutmeg. It is good with basil, pine, peppermint, black pepper, and even ylang-ylang. Add a few drops to mist sprays or cleaners and use on surfaces that you want to disinfect, or add it to skin care so that you will benefit from its many healing properties. Combine it with other antiviral and antibacterial oils to formulate a versatile, effective, and fragrant blend for bronchitis and chest congestion (that you can inhale in steam, diffuse in the air or use as a chest rub).
Side Effects: of Tea Tree
Potential skin irritant, do not ingest
Medicinal Herbal :Tea Tree
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Tea tree oil has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial and antifungal activity that make it perfect for first aid applications.