Tea Tree oil is powerful
Tea tree oil is one of the most valuable vegetable oils in nature. Its antibacterial effect is extremely effective and at the same time gentle. Tea tree oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves. Tea tree oil is used to support healing and health, as a natural antibiotic as well as in natural cosmetics.
The production of tea tree oil
The Australian Tea Tree
In the botanical classification, the tea tree from Australia is a kind of myrtle plant. There are various forms of distillation. However, the best and most gentle form is steam distillation. The special ingredients are gently extracted by distilling the leaves. The special essential oil is released through the water vapor.
Effective ingredients of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is effective against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. For example, it can fight the causes of acne, flu, colds or herpes and help with insect bites as well as the effective control of mites, lice, fleas, and ticks.
This effect is due to some 100 substances and compounds. The substances contained:
Terpinen-4-oil (about 40%)
Terpinene (about 20%)
Terpinols and terpineol
Pines, myrtles, phellandrene
The main ingredients of tea tree oil are anti-inflammatory, healing, disinfecting and antifungal properties. That is why the tea tree oil is so popular for improving skin health and inflammation.
Areas of application of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a healthy remedy for both physical and mental illness. The application areas of tea tree oil are very diverse. Here the most important fields of application.
In the case of skin diseases of any kind, the pronounced mixture has a healing effect as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial as it kills bacteria. The affected body sites are treated directly with a few drops of tea tree oil. In this way, acne and pimples, but also warts and eczema can be effectively combated. The oil also has an antibacterial and antifungal effect, so it is also used successfully in the treatment of pelvic diseases.
Tea tree oil is often also used against colds and infections. Inflammation, which has arisen in the throat, can be controlled by an oral use. Since tea tree oil is a pure natural product, side effects of a physical nature are almost impossible. However, in some cases, it is possible for the user to be allergic to the treatment. To this extent, a doctor should be contacted, who can also arrange a comprehensive skin test before the actual application. Both the eyes and the mucous membranes should be spared from contact.
Effect on the psyche
Tea tree oil can also help the psyche. In recent years, the psychological effects of the oil have been scientifically proven. Tea tree oil is similar in its consistency to the plant species marjoram. As a result, the active substance is also suitable as an energy donor, which is effective against both anxiety and the self-confidence of the user.
Often a treatment of pets with tea tree oil is recommended. Animal keepers should always check the compatibility beforehand. Some pets can not absorb the essential oils so that instead of the healing it can be poisoning.
Before tea tree oil is used for animals, keep an agreement with the veterinarian. Doctors and researchers do not recommend that tea tree oil is applied in its purest form. Otherwise, it is possible that the skin gets irritated by the essential oil
Tea tree oil in cosmetics
One main application area of tea tree oil is the cosmetics industry, where many other natural oils are also used. It is used both in commercial detergents as well as in shampoos, creams as well as for oral hygiene and against acne.
Caution: Mixing different ingredients (often synthetic in conventional cosmetics) means that a comprehensive method of action such as the pure tea tree oil is not guaranteed. Industrial cosmetics are usually only enriched with a small amount of tea tree oil. The further down the tea tree oil is placed in the list of ingredients, the lower the actual dose.
In most cases, only a small percentage is used, often less than 1%, so that the ingredients of the tea tree oil can not really develop their effect properly.
Consumers who want to use cosmetic products with tea tree oil, we recommend choosing natural cosmetics with a declared high oil content. Alternatively, in many cosmetic applications, pure tea tree oil can also be used.
Especially with pimples, it is sometimes difficult to separate the healthy from the infected skin sites. Here it helps to dilute the tea tree oil with another oil, so that the concentration decreases, on the other hand, the healing effect is not excluded. As a rule tea tree oil is mixed with almond oil. Skin irritation can also be aided by the fact that the concentration of tea tree oil is only gradually increased. Mixing with water, on the other hand, is not effective since oil can not sufficiently dissolve.
The right application
Tea tree oil has to be used properly so that the active substance can develop well. Since the formula is used against many diseases, the main cause of which are bacteria, the light yellow essential oil is a panacea. It is particularly important to use it in a controlled manner in order to guarantee an effective treatment.
Even in business, consumers should pay attention that the favorite product actually comes from the leaves of the “Melaleuca Alternifolia”. Such indications can be derived directly from the ingredients. Some of the products offered are also offered with the botanical synonym “Melaleuca Aetheroleum”. It is important that the tea tree oil is used in its pure form since additional materials could limit the effect. Organic tea tree oil in particular guarantees pesticide-free production.
Optimal storage ensures long-term use since tea tree oil is durable for many years. During the storage period, however, the active ingredient is not reduced.
The most widely used form of tea tree oil application is the external application. This simply means that tea tree oil is directly applied to the affected skin part
It is important to use a 100% pure tea tree oil because a pure “perfume oil” should not be used for external use. Find a pure product here.
The dosage can be minimal: one drop is sufficient to treat a skin site. 1 drop of a high-quality oil on an irritated skin, on a scar, on an inflamed part can bring relief. If a relief occurs, you can still repeat the application several times a day.
For particularly sensitive persons, or even if one wants to treat a larger skin area, a few drops of tea tree oil can be mixed with a carrier oil. Coconut oil, for example, is very suitable as a carrier oil and is also very good for the skin.
For this purpose, a few drops of the oil are heated in a scent dish so that the aromatic scent can spread in the room. In addition, the agent also works against anxiety as well as stress. At this point, it may be mentioned that a healthy diet is of great importance for a healthy psyche.
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