Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is being widely used commercially in various parts of the world. It is mainly derived from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree through distillation of the tree leaves. It is yellowish in color. This tree is native to north eastern part of Australia. In Australia, you will find this oil almost everywhere and in every household.
Contrary to its name, tea tree oil has got no relationship with the tea leaves. Like majority of the other essential oil, tea tree oil has got a rich history and is considered as a prized natural medicine. From treating wounds to respiratory problems, this oil was used in almost every ailment. Just inhaling the tea tree oil vapors can get you rid of severe cold and cough.
It is a wonderful oil of nature having good antiviral as well as antiseptic properties. It offers excellent remedy to the skin ailments as well. Due to wide array or properties that it posses, it is used for removal of pests, fungal infections, bacterial diseases as well as treatments of inflammations and wounds. It is highly effective against the head lice and is found in various popular anti lice medications. Also, it is a common ingredient in shampoos as well as conditioners, as it helps to curb the dandruff.
The antifungal properties of tea tree oil help to nail fungus and are used for yeast infections and acne cure. In terms of agricultural uses, tea tree essential oil is a potent insecticide and used by many farmers. The major benefit of using it as an insecticide is that it doesn’t repel the insect but kill them instead, without causing any damage to the crop. Even though neem succeeds this oil in this regard, still it is widely used in various agricultural circles all around the world.
Tea tree oil is also used commonly for killing the household pests including mosquitoes. Since it can be used in both freshwater as well as marines, it is often added to aquarium. However, don’t put too much oil in you aquarium as it might affect the biological filter.
This oil is only for topical use as it might cause some side effects if you consume it. The side effects might include body weakness, rashes, vomiting and drowsiness etc. Also avoid using pure tea tree oil. It is preferred that you opt for the diluted version of the oil. Some people and experts also refer to this oil as all cure oil and this is definitely not an exaggeration.
It is also anti microbial in nature and microbes keep a distance from this oil. The balsamic properties of tree tea oil helps to enhance your physical well being and improves you immunity to diseases and other health ailments.
It’s also a good blending oil and blends almost with all the oils including thyme, rosewood, clove, nutmeg as well as rosemary essential oil.