Herbal House by Katie
- Boosts immune system
- Helps with scarring
- Used as an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic
- Alleviates dry skin
- Helps eliminate dandruff and dry, itchy scalp
- When applied to the scalp, the oil removes dead skin cells that have been clogging the hair follicles. This in-turn helps stimulate hair growth by bringing blood flow back to the follicles, thus encouraging the growth cycle
- Use on skin works in a similar way. Just as the tea tree oil unclogs hair follicles on the scalp, it opens up the sebaceous glands when applied to skin which opens up your pores and disinfects the area. This helps reduce acne caused by an overgrowth of bacteria
- Due to the antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is also used for cuts, scrapes and wounds as a way to support healthy healing
There are many essential oils that are deemed safe to ingest, but tea tree oil is not one of these. Tea tree oil should not be ingested as this can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and slurred speech, along with other potential serious side effects. If ingested it is wise to contact Poison Control.
By using tea tree oil improperly it can over-dry your skin. When this happens, it triggers your body to produce an extra amount of it's natural occurring oils and can lead to acne breakouts, irritation and oily skin.
Remember to always dilute essential oils properly before applying to skin.
- Lavender Oil
- Lemon Oil
- Sweet Orange Oil
- Myrrh Oil
- You can easily make a tea tree hair treatment with the following simple recipe:
- Tea Tree Oil specifically contains eucaluptol, cineole, viridifloraol, nerolidol and terpineo-4-ol. These terpenes (class of organic compounds that are produced by plants) are what give the oil it's above mentioned properties.
- Sebaceous glands are small glands in the skin that secrete an oil, called sebum, into the hair follicles that lubricate your hair and skin.