Tea tree oil is an infamous essential oil that has many unbelievable uses because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Originated in Australia, Australian Aborigines used it for a very long period of time until the 1900s where it was discovered, produced, and launched to the public, since then, it’s an unending success story.
If you are a frequent GRANDMASTHING reader, then you know that we do mention tea tree oil in a lot of the remedies we write about, and this time, we are presenting 10 health effects of tea tree oil you should know about.
1. Clear up acne
5% tea tree oil can serve you good when it comes to treating acne, in fact, it is as effective as the common acne treatments like Benzac AC or Oxy-5 that have 5% benzoyl peroxide. However, you should keep in mind that tea tree oil works relatively slowly, but it does not irritate the skin (unless if you have an allergy). Make sure to apply the tea tree oil 2 times a day for 15 days to reduce the acne symptoms.
2. Heal Scars
Tea tree oil has a cicatrizant property that makes it able to heal wounds relatively quickly and offer them protection from infections. Furthermore, tea tree oil can also reduce scars and leftover acne marks.
3. Stop smelly feet
Sometimes smelly feet are not entirely your fault. To solve that problem make a foot powder by mixing equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch, then add in 10 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender oil to add in a strong and nice smell. Once done, apply the powder directly to your feet and to your shoe soles to keep the scent away and to kill the rogue bacteria.
4. Cure fungal nail infections
This one requires the 100% tea tree oil. Start by applying the oil directly onto the affected nail two times a day for six months straight. In fact, some studies found that this method can improve nail appearance 3 months in. Tea tree oil has incredible results that can be compared to famous pharmaceutical options lie Lotrimin or Funqoid. Using any kind of tea tree oil that is nit 100% won’t have any kind of impact on the infections.
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