Body ailments or do you just need to relax? Try the healing power of tea tree. Hailing from Aussie Land and originally used for medicinal purposes, tea tree oil has amazing properties and is extremely beneficial for your hair, skin and overall well being.
In dealing with my nose ring, there are times where I feel it may be getting a little irritated, so what do I use? Tea tree oil. I use 1-2 drops on a q-tip, and apply it to the pierced area once a day until my irritation gives way.
It's anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits are also great for combating acne and other skin related issues. Using this in conjunction with a carrier oil (such as olive oil) is ideal, as using tea tree directly on your skin (especially in large quantities) can cause major irritations.
Tea tree is also great for athlete's foot, nail fungus, minor cuts, insect bites and ring worms.
I use tea tree oil on my scalp when I get unbearable "itches"! Since I workout regularly now, it is important to keep a clean scalp for the health of my hair, and tea tree oil aids in just that. I know when I was protective styling with my mini twists, I would spritz my hair with water infused with oils (tea tree being one of them) to help alleviate any irritations I was having. It is also an ingredient in my homemade Flax seed gel.
Tea tree is also great for keeping dandruff down (or eliminating it altogether) and for the treatment of lice.
Have you smelled this oil? It is potent, but I love it for a wake up call. When combined with peppermint oil, it is a sure fire way to wake even the most sleepiest human being (ok, I don't know about all of that, but I used for my early morning "get some pep in your step" regimen, and it worked for me)!
Remember using Vick's Vapor Rub as a kid to get that "cold" out of you? My mother would slather that all over my chest and I'd be ready to vomit from the smell! Tea tree oil will still help pull that "cold" out of you, but the smell, especially mixed with lavender and rosemary, will make a great bath to just soak and feel better. #win
How do you use tea tree oil?