Can You Put Tea Tree Oil On Ingrown Hairs?

When it comes to what to put on ingrown hair bump? Tea tree oil (TTO), an extract from a plant (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia, is perhaps one of the best essential oils you can try. In fact, there are many awesome uses for TTO, and getting rid of ingrown hair and razor bumps is just one of many health benefits. Besides, you also need it in your home remedies kit to help with other skin ailments, such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, scabies, herpes, dandruff, and so on. Continue reading Can You Put Tea Tree Oil On Ingrown Hairs?

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Skin

100%-pure-australian-tea-tree-oilTea tree oil is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. It is normally obtained through steam distillation of leaves from Melaleuca alternifolia in Australia. Since this is a natural disinfectant, it is often applied to the skin for a variety of infections, which include wounds, cuts and abrasions, burns, acne, sunburn, athlete’s foot, dandruff, vaginal infections, ringworm, insect bites, cold sore, and the like. Continue reading Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Skin

Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?

melaleuca-alternifoliaThe benefits of using tea tree oil are huge. It is able to get rid of acne, boost immune system, promote wound healing, and so on. In general, when properly used, especially applied to the skin in recommended doses, it is possibly safe for most users. What should be pointed out, however, is that it may still cause side effects in some cases. Continue reading Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?

How to Treat Scabies with Tea Tree Oil?

sarcoptes-scabieiIf you are a supporter of natural therapies, 100% pure Australian tea tree oil is something that you do not want to miss. The properties of this essential oil are so powerful that it is widely used to treat many different infestations, such as scabies, acne, ringworm, lice, eczema, herpes, dandruff, and so on. Continue reading How to Treat Scabies with Tea Tree Oil?

Does Tea Tree Oil Work on Eczema?

atopic-dermatitis-in-childrenTea tree oil (TTO) is known for relieving many types of skin inflammation because it has amazing antibacterial and anti-itching effect. No wonder it is widely used for baby eczema, which is a common allergic skin disease. In fact, there are plentiful success examples shared online these days. However, it has also been suggested that this home remedy doesn’t treat the underlying problem but symptom. That’s to say, it offers the patients only temporary relief from intense itching, swelling, redness, and inflammation of the skin. Continue reading Does Tea Tree Oil Work on Eczema?

Tea Tree Oil for Herpes Outbreak

melaleuca-oilTea tree oil (TTO) is also known as melaleuca oil. Many patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections have reported that the use of this essential oil can help shorten the duration and lessen the severity of the outbreak. One thing that you should know though is it does not cure this disease although it inactivates the herpes simplex virus in test tubes. So, remember not to spread the virus to others if you’ve diagnosed with HSV, especially on genitals. Continue reading Tea Tree Oil for Herpes Outbreak

Can Tea Tree Oil Be Used To Treat Dandruff?

dandruff-picturesWhile tea tree oil (TTO), or melaleuca oil, is known for its amazing antibacterial, antiseptic, moisturizing, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, dandruff is often caused by fungi that thrive in warm, moist conditions. For that reason, this essential oil has long been considered a cure for scalp problems. Of course not all people agree with that. And the feedback from users confirms this – this home remedy does not always work for people with dandruff. In this case, olive or coconut oil can be another good candidate since they can destroy or prevent the growth of fungi too. Continue reading Can Tea Tree Oil Be Used To Treat Dandruff?