THE GOOD OIL Organic Tea Tree Oil 50ml
Melaleuca alternifolia, or Australian tea tree oil as it is more commonly known, is a native Australian plant with many remarkable properties. When crushed and distilled, the leaves of this plant yield 100% natural oil which is an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a mild solvent. Tea tree oil's major active component is terpinen-4-ol (typically 30-40%). This compound is responsible for tea tree oil's antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Tea tree oil has many applications, due to its remarkable properties. In Australia, it was reportedly used in diseases treatment for many centuries by the Aborigines.
For skin care
Tea Tree Oil is used in Deodorants, soaps, hand creams and lotions, and an entire range of personal hygiene products are available that contain tea tree oil. Its soothing and antibacterial properties can be used to treat nappy rash, psoriasis, acne, and many other skin conditions.
In Hair care
Some Anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners are available that use tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can also be used to treat damaged hair.
Some dog shampoos contain tea tree oil.
Arthritis treatments; Tea tree oil relieves some of the painful symptoms of arthritis and is used in sport massage oils and liniments
Other uses of Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can be found in toothpastes, mouthwash, and lozenges used to soothe a sore throat. Tea tree oil's antibacterial action can also fight bad breath, foot odour, thrush, and rashes. More applications of tea tree oil are still being discovered.
Tea tree oil is also one of the few oils that may be used undiluted on the skin, it is non-toxic and also non-irritating, however it is wise to test your own sensitivity by placing just a smear of the oil on the skin surface, washing it off immediately if there is any sensitivity.