Tea Tree Oil is well known for its’ antiseptic, antibacterial, antivirus properties, as well as having a scent that repels mosquitos, Tea Tree Oil also has several beauty and health applications that make it a powerful multi-tasker in your beauty arsenal.
Here are ways to use Tea Tree Oil for scalp health, hair loss, acne, moisturizing skin and to prevent razor burn.
TEA TREE OIL & HAIR
Tea Tree Oil induces hair growth by unclogging hair follicles and nourishing roots. It also helps prevent hair loss and hair fall.
To use Tea Tree Oil for hair growth, first choose a carrier oil. Jojoba, safflower, grapeseed, and almond are a good choices for hair and scalp care. Add a few drops of tea tree oil, and massage it into the scalp. It should tingle, but not burn. Straight Tea Tree Oil is too potent for direct contact with the scalp.
When first using Tea Tree Oil, hair may seem a bit dry, this is normal until the scalp finds a balance. If hair seems dry, use less Tea Tree and focus the massage treatments directly on the scalp.
TEA TREE OIL AND SKIN CARE
Tea Tree Oil for acne is gentler than other remedies. It does not irritate the skin, it stops breakouts. It does not preclude using anti-aging treatments on same areas.
There are two ways to use Tea Tree Oil for acne.
The first way is to mix a ratio of 90% water to 10% Tea Tree Oil and dab it on the spot with a Q-tip or cotton ball, twice a day.
The second way is to combine one teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel with two drops of Tea Tree Oil and apply the mixture to acne with a q-tip. Let it dry fully, wait a few minutes, and wash with warm water followed by moisturizer.
Tea Tree Oil can gently treat acne breakouts but is gentler on the skin than benzoyl peroxide. It also heals while it treats so there is less dry, flaky, red skin after acne treatment.
Treat dry skin with Almond Oil and Tea Tree Oil and gently massage it into skin ten minutes before bathing.
Tea tree oil added to water can lather and used for shaving. It moisturizes the skin and can soothe the skin after waxing or threading. Tea Tree Oil prevents razor irritation or a “razor burn” rash. Add Tea Tree Oil to your regular shave cream, oil or soap to pre-empt the razor burn.