What is tea tree oil and how it can improve your skin?

What is tea tree oil and how it can improve your skin?

Published by N-essentials Team on 11th Sep 2019

Using essential oils in your home is becoming a key part of many people’s wellness journey. Known for their potency and their all-natural properties, essential oils can have enormous benefits to your face, skin and hair when used topically. And in your home, they can completely transform the atmosphere of a room. Essential oils are widely used in home diffusers, aromatherapy and even cleaning materials. They can bring an abundance of freshness and an uplifting vibe to your space.

If you’re looking for a multipurpose essential oil that is locally produced, check out tea tree essential oil from N-Essentials. Tea tree essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree, which is a botanical native to Australia. The evergreen leaves of the tea tree, a native plant found on the swampy southeast Australian coast, are used to make tea tree essential oil. Straight from the Australian heartland to your home! The oil has a wide range of uses, and a host of benefits to your face, skin and hair.

Tea tree oil is also known as "melaleuca oil". Tea Tree essential oil is thin, with a translucent to yellow colour. This nourishing oil is well known for being inexpensive. When used properly, tea tree oil can have a positive effect on the appearance of your skin and hair.

Read more about how you can use this superstar oil in your skincare and hair care regime.

What is tea tree essential oil used for?

We call tea tree oil a superstar because of its versatility. Its earthy and woodsy fragrance makes it a straightforward choice for aromatherapy and home diffusers. Its fresh scent is what makes it a well-loved choice among users. You will find tea tree oil in perfumes and diffuser blends. And you can add pure tea tree oil to the water you use to mop floors to surround yourself with its refreshing fragrance. Your home will have a clean, earthy aroma all day.

But what a lot of people miss out on is the wide range of benefits that tea tree essential oil offers to your skin and hair. Tea Tree essential oils are popularly used in handmade DIY soaps and fragrances. Skincare products may also contain tea tree oil or its extracts. The nourishing qualities of the tea tree can hydrate your skin and give it a healthy glow.

How to use tea tree oil for your skin?

Tea tree oil offers a range of benefits to your skin and hair. You can use it in a variety of ways. Tea tree is a potent oil and should be diluted before being applied to the skin, as its strong nature may cause irritation. Tea tree oil should never be ingested, only used topically. The best way to use tea tree oil would be with a combination of a carrier oil.

Here are some of the most common ways to use tea tree oil for your skin.

Moisturiser for your skin

Tea tree oil is a great natural moisturiser. Regular use can help improve the appearance of dry, dull skin. It may even ease the itching and irritation caused by dry skin.

Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to a dab of moisturiser or carrier oil before using. You can apply this mixture to your body as soon as you step out of the shower.

Natural deodorant

Tea tree oil is known to have antibacterial properties. Therefore, it can also help control underarm odour related to sweat. Body odour occurs when sweat mixes with the bacteria on your skin. Tea tree oil’s antibacterial properties make it a natural and effective alternative to chemical deodorants. You can use tea tree oil to make your own deodorant at home.

DIY hand sanitiser

If you love including DIY products in your day-to-day, then use the tea tree oil to make a hand sanitiser that is natural, simple and saves you time and money. Regular hand washing with this sanitiser will keep germs away.

To make your own hand sanitiser, take about 20-30 drops of tea tree oil. Mix it with 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil. Add the oils to one litre of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Combine this solution with 250ml of organic aloe vera gel. And your hand sanitiser is ready to use! The tea tree oil and aloe vera gel will moisturise your hands. The aroma of lavender and tea tree will keep your hands smelling fresh.

Moisturising the hair and scalp

In conjunction with your normal hair-washing routine, tea tree oil can make for a hydrating treatment. For those struggling with a dry scalp, you can apply a mixture of tea tree oil and a carrier oil to your hair. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil like coconut oil. Mix well. Use this mixture to massage your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes and shampoo as usual.

Regular use of tea tree oil can improve the appearance of your hair, making it look more nourished and healthy. Regular users report that tea tree oil soothes the scalp, and many users also report a reduction in dandruff.

Where can you buy natural tea tree essential oil in Australia?

These are just a small selection of the uses of tea tree oil and there are many other applications for the oil. A versatile product, every home should have tea tree oil readily available.

If you don’t have any in your household or would like to stock up, you can buy tea tree oil online at N-essentials. To find more essential oils, head to our online store. N-Essentials is the home of Australian essential oils and natural wellness products. We pride ourselves on our impeccable range, sourced from only the most trusted suppliers. Browse our collection and get in touch with our team for more information.

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