Tea tree oil is widely known as very beneficial oil. It is also known as Melaleuca oil because it is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. In its content you can find up to 92 different components and ranges in color from clear to pale yellow. This tree is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
A researcher from Australia, Arthur Penfold in1920s investigated a number of native extracted oils. These encouraged him to commence the commercial tea tree industry. There were eight species of tea tree grown for their oil, but Melaleuca alternifolia was commercially the most important.
Melaleuca was mostly used for its potent purifying properties. The Aboriginals used to crush the leaves and then inhale the vapors to promote a sensation of clearer airways. These crushed leaves were also used as a bandage on the skin because of its cooling benefits.
This oil also works as a great cleaning agent, so you can clean your home’s surfaces and protect against any environmental threats. Even if you start taking it orally it can promote strong immune system.
Properties of Melaleuca alternifolia include
- Immune stimulant
- Tissue regenerative
The magic ta tree oil: Surprising uses for tea tree oil at home
- You can apply this oil to toenails and fingernails after showering to keep them looking nice and healthy
- You can mix a few drops to your facial cleanser to promote healthy complexion
- You can use a drop or two of this oil to irritated skin along with a carrier oil like jojoba, almond, or coconut oil
- Make a mixture of 30 drops of tea tree oil with 10 drops of lavender oil, clove oil, and 8 oz of aloe Vera gel, to make a homemade hand sanitizer
- You can make a DIY all-purpose cleanser by just add a couple of drops to water in a spray bottle
- You can eliminate bacteria from your toothbrush by rubbing a couple of drops into it
- You can add a few drops to a diffuser to purify larger area
- Use your palms for putting a drop of tea tree oil and smelling it with your nose, inhale the vapors to promote clear breathing
- You can dilute a drop of tea tree oil to 4 ounces of water
- And you can add a drop to water, warm tea, citrus beverage, or veggie cap with olive or coconut oil to boos immunity
- Cold sores
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections
- Congestion and respiratory tract infections
- Vaginal infections
- Insect bites and stings
NOTE: Keep this oil out of reach of children. Try avoiding contact with inner ears, eyes, and other sensitive areas. You need to consult your doctor before using it if you are under his care, pregnant, or nursing.