This week I bring you the 10 uses of tea tree oil . Its many applications will help you improve the health and well-being of the whole family. This essential oil is necessary to always have it on hand in the medicine cabinet, since the tea tree is a plant with a great antibiotic and antiseptic power that can solve more than one problem.
It is strange that if the pure oil is applied it causes irritation to the skin. To avoid rashes it is advisable that you apply a small amount to an area of the skin. If you want, you can dilute the tea tree oil with olive oil or sweet almond oil.
The origin of this tree is Australian. Aboriginal people in the area have always used it to treat many conditions. With its leaves they prepared an infusion to combat coughs and throat irritation, in addition they made ointments for insect bites, burns and problems related to the skin.
Using tea oil to treat acne
To end acne or blackheads you must prepare this balm, in a bowl you add 2 drops of oil, 6 drops of witch hazel and 12 drops of water; You apply it with a cotton pad twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties are ideal for solving this common skin problem.
Toenail fungus and athlete’s foot
Put the essential oil undiluted on the nail 2 times a day, massaging the affected area well for 3 minutes. To combat fungal infection mix 6 drops with a tablespoon of sweet almond oil and rub yourself with special emphasis between the fingers.
The best repellent for mosquitoes
In a spray bottle, mix 10 drops of oil in ½ liter of water and 10 drops of lemon essential oil. It is an excellent insect repellent that is worth always having at home. Apply this mixture on the skin and clothes.
To remove warts
Apply the pure oil at night and cover with a dressing. Remove it the next morning (with this process it may take up to a month for the wart to disappear).
To soothe the itch, apply the essential oil undiluted to the area affected by the bite and repeat several times a day. Tea tree oil can also be used to drive them away, by applying it to exposed skin or clothing.
When you go to wash your hair , take a tablespoon of your usual shampoo and add 10 drops of the oil. In case of infestation, apply it all over the scalp, cover your head with a towel and let it act for 30 minutes. Then use a special comb soaked in oil to remove all the eggs.
Colds, stuffy nose, and cough
If you have a cold, it is best to steam for 5 to 10 minutes with hot water and 10 drops of tea oil twice a day, it is also good to put the oil in a humidifier in the room where you are to decongest. In addition, it is beneficial to put 2 drops on the pillow to breathe better throughout the night.
Eco-friendly household cleaner
Mix 15 drops of oil, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and ½ liter of water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil is an extraordinary kitchen and bathroom cleaner and disinfectant.
Dissolve 40 drops of tea tree in ¼ liter of water in a spray bottle. Spray moldy areas and leave for several hours before rinsing.
To disinfect clothes well, add 40 drops to the detergent box of the washing machine, in this way you eliminate bad odors from the clothes.
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