Tea Tree (Melaleuca Oil) Essential Oil (Organic 100% pure)
Organic 100 percent pure essential oil of Tea Tree (Melaleuca Oil)
1 oz. within cobalt blue glass bottle with 1 oz. glass dropper with rubber stopper
Tea tree oil has been long valued for its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. In the 1920s, it was used in dentistry and surgery to clean wounds and prevent infections. Surgeons believed that it is more effective than carbolic acid, the commonly used antiseptic at that time.
Tea tree oil’s has become more popular within the last few years, and it is now added to soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products. Tea tree oil has many uses around the home, too. An article in Mother Nature Network lists nine home uses of tea tree oil, including:
- Toothbrush cleaner – A drop of tea tree oil can disinfect your toothbrush, which is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
- Mold treatment – Mix a drop with a cup of water, spray on moldy areas, and then wipe clean.
- Natural pest control – The strong smell of tea tree oil naturally repels ants and other insects. I recommend making a insect repellent by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil.
- Laundry freshener – Adding a few drops of this oil during the wash cycle will make your laundry smell crisper and kill organisms lurking in your washer.
- Antiseptic solution– Cleans & prevents Infection for cuts, scrapes, wounds, abrasions
Tea tree oil has gained a reputation for being an all-around remedy, from removing makeup9 to treating warts.10 Numerous studies have been conducted to prove the potential benefits of tea tree oil for health ailments, such as:
- Acne – A comparative study published in the Medical Journal of Australia found that TTO and benzoyl peroxide both had a significant effect in ameliorating patients’ acne. Although the onset of action in tea tree oil was slower, it caused fewer side effects than benzoyl peroxide.
- Fungal infections – A study published in the journal Tropical Medicine and International Health found that treating toenail onychomycosis with 2% butenafine and 5% TTO in cream cured 80 percent of patients.
- Bacterial infections – A 2004 study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) found that TTO may be used as an adjunctive treatment for wounds, and may even help treat severe infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).