Tea Tree

Tea Tree Essential Oil is derived and steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. Each Tea Tree leaf contains tiny sacs that secrete the oil, and Tea Tree Essential Oil is extracted through the steam distillation of the biomass consisting of Tea Tree leaves and twigs. Due to the speed with which they grow, Tea Trees can be harvested just two years after they are planted.


The quality and quantity of the oil produced from Tea Tree leaves depend on the time of year that the leaves are cut and harvested;


The oil is a completely natural substance which cannot be reproduced, hence why it is so highly valued for its healing properties.




The essential oil of the Tea Tree has been used for decades, and medical studies have documented its advantages as a beneficial aid in eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 




HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF TEA TREE

Native to Australia, and long used by Aboriginal peoples, Tea tree was a surprising discovery for Captain James Cook, who landed on the continent in 1770. From that point, Tea Tree’s reputation as a potent medicine spread among colonists. Formal scientific study of the Tea Tree was begun in the early 20th century.


Recent studies have shown that, among other things, Tea Tree is more effective than commercial medications against the scabies mite (in an in vitro solution), and has shown effectiveness against MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant superbug that sometimes infects hospitalized patients whose immune systems have been compromised.


Tea tree is the essential oil answer to an all-purpose cleaner—it can be used in all sorts of applications, and it's antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, and insecticidal.


Aromatherapy:

The fragrance of Tea Tree Essential Oil is inhaled and scent receptors in the brain’s emotional powerhouse process the smell as calming, allowing the brain and body to relax. The fresh, slightly medicinal, camphor-like scent of this oil has been likened to the fragrance of Eucalyptus, and when used for aromatherapy purposes, it is known to reduce feelings of stress, fatigue, and brain fog. When diffused, Tea Tree Essential Oil boosts immunity, fights infections, reduces anxiety, and relieves insomnia as well as congestion. It also eliminates airborne bacteria.


You can use a diffuser and your essential oils to disperse therapeutic scents throughout the home. Depending on your tolerance level, you may use anywhere from 3–12 drops in the typical 100 mL of water a diffuser holds. Your specific diffuser’s instructions may provide recommendations for how many drops to use.


Cosmetically:

Brittle nails? Tea tree essential oil can help. The oil is rich in antifungal properties which can help you fight any fungal infections. Mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with half a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Rub the solution to your nails and massage it for a few minutes. Leave the solution on for 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Pat dry with a clean towel and apply moisturizing lotion. Do this for twice a month to achieve the desired results.


Tea Tree Essential Oil should never be applied to sensitive areas of skin such as around the eyes or in the nose. Sun exposure should be avoided after using the oil, as the oil can sensitize the skin to UV rays.


Medicinally:

Research has shown that a 5% tea tree oil solution has been shown to be effective in removing MRSA on the skin; Application: Prepare a 5% remedy for cuts and scrapes as an antiseptic by adding 15 drops of tea tree oil in a 10ml roller bottle and filling the rest with fractionated coconut oil.


Hair:

Tea Tree Oil is known to be an antiseptic that effectively eliminates lice and nits. By soothing dry, flaking skin this fungicidal oil can refresh the scalp and eliminate dandruff while boosting circulation, thereby stimulating the growth of hair. Homemade Tea Tree shampoo can be made by combining Tea Tree Oil with other essential oils such as Lavender and diluting the blend with Aloe Vera gel and Coconut Milk.


Uses:

We recommend that you never use pure Tea Tree Oil directly on the skin.


Dry skin can be uncomfortable, causing itching, flaking, and redness. This face mask is easy to make and delivers moisturizing nutrients to comfort dry, parched skin. The addition of tea tree essential oil helps to gently clarify skin as well.


Ingredients: ½ cucumber - 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel - 3 drops tea tree oil.


Directions: Blend the cucumber in a food processor or blender. Pour the cucumber into a bowl, then add aloe vera gel and tea tree oil. Mix well. Using your fingers, spread the mask over your face, avoiding the eyes. Let the mask dry for about 30 minutes for maximum hydration. Rinse gently with warm water.


Research has found that a five percent solution of tea tree oil works just as well as benzoyl peroxide. By diluting a few drops of tea tree oil with twenty to forty drops of witch hazel and applying to affected areas on the face once or twice a day with a cotton swab, you can begin to clear up your spots and pimples prone skin using natural products only.

Benzoyl peroxide is the top drugstore spots and pimples remedy, however, It can cause redness and flakiness, whereas tea tree oil, when used in small quantities, can actually fight spots and pimples and treat symptoms of inflammation.

Spots and pimples often appear on the forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks and this solution is mild enough to be used on each of these areas.


A surface cleaning agent can be made by mixing Tea Tree Oil with vinegar and Lemon Essential Oil and then diluting the blend with water before using it on counter tops, sinks, kitchen appliances, showers, and toilets. This solution should not be used on granite or marble, as vinegar is acidic and could lead to the disintegration of the stone.


Tea tree essential oil is known to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Hence, it works well in helping prevent bladder infections. The vapors of tea tree essential oil inhibit the growth of bacteria, including E. coli, that could cause these infections. Add ten drops of the oil to your bath water.


If you're looking for a good recipe for your hair using the great smell of Tea tree oil, add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil with every ounce of shampoo and massage it onto the hair. Let it stay there for at least 3-5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. By acting as a natural conditioner, it soothes the scalp and prevents flakiness.


To eliminate laundry odors caused by the microbial build-up in washing machines, three drops of Tea Tree Oil can be mixed in with laundry detergent.


Take your favorite #23 botanicals with you everywhere you travel. Our personal pendant or car diffusers are perfect for enjoying anytime, anywhere. If there's an essential oil lover in your family this will be one of the most well received gifts you can purchase. Buy one for yourself and for a loved one.

For additional advice on how to use or blend oils please contact MrsNurse at contact@mrandmrsnurse.com


Cautions:

For external use only: MrandMrsNurse always suggest consulting with a medical practitioner before using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use essential oils without the medical advice of a physician. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.


Essential Oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children.





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