Tea tree oil uses are many and acne is only one way to use this oil. Tea oil has a few other health benefits we will cover in this article briefly. This oil is quite safe for topical use, it’s nonirritating and nontoxic and has PH balance of almost neutral, the oil is not caustic. In this article you will discover how this oil is used to treat acne and other health problems.
You’ll probably want to do this treatment in the evening so that you don’t have to go around your day with a crazy red face. You may need to do it a few times to get the results you want. It may not work for you either – everyone’s skin is different and while this treatment has worked great for me and other people, it might be a different story for you.
The oil is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tree by using steam distillation. There about 100 chemicals in tea tree per cistite and the two most important chemicals are terpinen-4-ol and cineole. Quality oils contain 40 to 47 percent terpinen-4-ol and less than 2.5 percent cineole.
If you choose, you can dilute the Tea Tree oil in a carrier oil like almond or grapeseed oils. This makes it safer and less irritating. Tea Tree oil can be added to a melt and pour glycerin soap to wash the face daily. You can also add this oil to witch hazel for an acne fighting astringent after using the soap. For a cream application, add this oil to an unscented and preservative free Aloe Vera cream or lotion. Make certain the lotion will not be thick on the face and will allow the pores to stay open. If the lotion is clogging the pores, the acne will become worse.
Assistance in keeping the bugs away. It has also been included in insect deterrents because it was also proven that it can kill mosquitos, lice, and even hookworms. Take note that too much tea tree oil in the skin is harmful. A certain percentage should be considered and recommended.
It’s Usage – To make use of tea tree oil as an oral thrush treatment, you should fill a cup with warm water, add about three drops of the oil into it. Use the water to gargle for about 30 seconds, then spit. You may also use it when brushing your teeth by adding a drop to the toothpaste before brushing.
It is simply amazing what a little bottle of tea tree oil can achieve. Why not give it a whirl today but make sure you read the instructions and always do a patch test before trying it on something new.