Does Tea Tree Oil Really Work and What is it Used For?

Tea Tree oil has been around forever. To start with, it is distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca plant native to Australia. It can not be ingested but topically it has powerful properties such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal. The good news about Tea Tree oil is that there is adequate scientific research to show that it really does work to cure skin conditions. It is not regulated by the government as far as dosing and such, but there is also a lot of information on proper dosing and usage available for those who want to use it.

What Can Tea Tree Oil be Used For

  • Acne.  Tea Tree Oil is safe to apply directly to the skin but there are a host of great products that incorporate Tea Tree Oil into topical acne treatment creams.
  • Dandruff. Tea tree oil shampoos are known to make a significant difference in dandruff as little as 4 – 6 weeks. The Maple Holistics brand is one of the best with over 3,500 positive reviews on amazon.
  • Athlete’s foot. A tea tree oil cream can work well for combating and curing athletes foot. Over the counter remedies can work faster but tea tree is natural and it is a good means of prevention for people prone to athlete’s foot. A foot soak is helpful in cases where itching and pain is severe.
  • Lice. Lice is a difficult thing to deal with and it is critical to get rid of the lice and their eggs right away before they spread in your home, car and school. This Tea Tree Oil shampoo can get rid of both and is a chemical free choice for children and adults alike.

Tea tree oil is a tried and true remedy for many of life’s medical issues. It is a fantastic chemical-free solution in a time when we are environmentally exposed to many harmful or toxic products. I am all for using chemicals as needed when necessary, but having another option that actually works is great.

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