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5 Main Uses of Tea Tree Oil

One of the most common and popular natural ingredients in today's products is tea tree oil. The reason for the popularity of this oil is the versatility in which it can be used for. From bug bites and acne to hair health and cleaning products, this ingredient can be found in hundreds of items.

But, what exactly is tea tree oil?

Tea tree oil is created from steaming the leaves of an Australian tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia. It possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. This oil can be used directly on problematic areas of your skin, acting as an antibacterial to eliminate acne, fungal infections, and insect bites.

What are the uses?

Most eco-friendly products will contain a percentage of tea tree oil due to these attributes. Solutions determine the strength of this ingredient; for instance, you can buy pure oil over-the-counter or mixed in different products like soap, lotion, etc. These are just some of the uses for tea tree oil:

  1. Topical Skin Treatment: reduces swelling of insect bites, acne treatment, or fungal infections.

  2. Natural Hygiene: tea tree oil shampoos eliminate dandruff, aromatic qualities of the oil can be used in deodorants, lotions, and soaps.

  3. Wound Antiseptic: disinfectant for minor cuts and scrapes, increased healing time.

  4. Mouth Health: tea tree oil-based mouthwash cleans teeth and helps prevent gingivitis, helps with chronic bad breath.

  5. Cleaning Products: antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties of the oil creates natural cleaning products.

Incorporating this ingredient in your daily lifestyle can replace harmful chemicals used in normal products. For example, switching out your mouthwash or insect repellent with a tea tree oil-based item can eliminate toxicity surrounding you and your family. This natural ingredient is also safe for your animals and pets who are more sensitive to certain chemicals and solutions than we are.

Tea tree oil is one of the most versatile natural ingredients used in eco-friendly products. One of the best ways to utilize tea tree oil is to sanitize surfaces. Combined with other natural ingredients, it helps disinfect all types of surfaces and leaves behind a fresh smell for your home. This also prevents any dangerous chemicals from lingering in the area that could harm your family or friends.

Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. All-natural ingredients like tea tree oil are crafted into their eco-friendly items to provide you with the best care. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of customers and the environment. They aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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