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Tea Trea Benefits and Uses


Hand Sanitizer


Tea tree oil makes an ideal natural hand sanitizer. It kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, including E. coli, S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae. Moreover, adding tea tree oil to the cleansers boosts their effectiveness against E. coli.


Helps keep pesky insects away


Tea tree essential oil has a greater  ability  to  repel  mosquitoes  than  DEET,  the  most  common  active ingredient in commercial insect repellents.


Natural Deodorant


Tea tree oil's antibacterial effects may help control underarm odor related to perspiration. Sweat itself does not smell.  However,  when  secretions  from your sweat glands  combine  with  bacteria  on  your  skin,  a moderate to strong odor is produced.


Your underarm area contains a large concentration of these glands and is mainly  responsible  for  what  is commonly referred to as "body odor."   Tea tree oil's bacteria-fighting properties make  it  an  ideal  natural alternative to commercial deodorants and antiperspirants.



Antiseptic for Minor Cuts and Scrapes


Injuries that result in broken skin make it easy for germs to enter  your  bloodstream,   which  can  lead  to infection. Tea tree oil can be used to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions by  killing S. aureus  and other bacteria that can cause infection in open wounds.


Boost Wound Healing


In addition to preventing infection in cuts and abrasions, tea tree oil  may  also  encourage  wound  healing.

Research has shown that tea tree oil helps reduce inflammation and triggers the activity of white blood cells that are instrumental in the healing process.


Fight Acne


Tea tree  oil  can  be a  powerful  weapon  against acne. It helps reduce the amount and overall  severity  of acne. Tea tree oil is found to be as effective against acne as benzoyl peroxide, the most common anti-acne medication.


Get Rid of Nail Fungus


Fungal nail infections are quite common. Although they aren't dangerous, they can be unsightly. There are medications that can treat nail fungus, though some people may prefer a more natural approach. Tea tree oil has been shown  to  help get rid of nail fungus when used alone or  in  combination  with  other  natural remedies.


Chemical-Free Mouthwash


Tea tree oil may fight germs that cause tooth decay and bad breath.   It is more effective  agains t plaque-causing bacteria than chlorhexidine, a common disinfectant and oral rinse. What's more, its taste is found to be less objectionable.


All-Purpose Cleaner


Tea tree oil makes a great all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes surfaces. Plus, it does so without leaving traces of chemicals you wouldn't want your family members or pets coming in contact with.


Soothe Skin Inflammation


Tea tree oil may help relieve inflamed skin.   A  common   form of skin irritation is contact dermatitis, which occurs when skin comes in contact with an allergen, such as nickel. Exposure to the allergen leads to red, itchy and sometimes painful skin. Applying tea tree oil may help reduce the severity of these symptoms.


Control Dandruff


Dandruff, or white flakes of dead skin that fall from the scalp, isn't dangerous. To help reduce dandruff, try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a dollop of shampoo when washing your hair.



Treat Athlete's Foot


Athlete's foot can be frustratingly hard to control.   Known  medically  as  tinea  pedis,  athlete's  foot  is a contagious fungal infection on the feet that can also spread to the toenails and hands. Symptoms include peeling, cracking, blisters and redness.   Antifungal  medications  are  considered  standard treatment for athlete's foot. Yet tea tree oil may be an effective alternative for relieving symptoms.


Treat Psoriasis


Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition characterized by outbreaks of red,  itchy, scaly  skin.  Although  there are medications that can improve symptoms, the condition itself   is  chronic  and  there  is  no known cure.

Tea tree oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which, according to emerging evidence, may be helpful for easing psoriasis symptoms.

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