Many people know tea tree oil only as a problem solver for impure skin. This is also true, but “Australia’s green gold” also shows its effect in other problem areas. With the oil you can not only treat pimples or blackheads, but also bacteria-induced acne, bacterial infection and it helps in herpes prevention. Tea tree oil has both antiviral and antibacterial effect.
Essential oils, such as tea tree oil, can cause an irritating effect when used over large areas. Therefore, the product compatibility should be tested before use. For external use, the tea tree oil should be used diluted. For internal use, a larger amount (about more than 5 drops) should be avoided, as this can cause a toxic effect. However, internal use should be agreed with a doctor or pharmacist.
Tea tree oil should be stored in an airtight container, below 25 degrees and protected from light. After opening the bottle, the oil should be used up as soon as possible.
Tea tree oil has a high effectiveness in the fight against skin impurities. However, before using it, the oil should be tested beforehand and you should be sure that you do not have any allergy to it.
The tea tree oil is best applied to the affected area with a cotton swab or a cotton pad.
Our MY TEA TREE OIL Complexion Refining Facial Cream by alkmene® has been proven to reduce pimples and blackheads. In addition, our MY TEA TREE OIL Face Cream also prevents new blemishes and reduces traces of previous blemishes.
For a full bath for skin care, simply drip 10 drops of tea tree oil into the bath water and add 2 ml of olive oil.
Tea tree oil is also an effective remedy against athlete’s foot and nail fungus. To counteract the plaguing athlete’s foot, it helps to take a relaxed foot bath with 15 – 20 drops of tea tree oil, for about 15 minutes.
To prevent athlete’s foot, our MY TEA TREE OIL Moisturizing Foot Cream from alkmene® is ideal. It moisturizes for soft and supple feet and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier.
Tea tree oil has a soothing effect against flaky and itchy scalp.
Our MY TEA TREE OIL Anti Dandruff Shampoo from alkmene® soothes itching, has been proven to reduce dandruff and prevent it from forming again. It soothes and counteracts dry, itchy scalp.
The antibacterial effect of tea tree oil inhibits cold symptoms such as sore throat and congested airways. You can counteract cough and sore throat with a mouth or throat rinse. Here 3-4 drops of the oil in a glass of warm water are enough.
Caution: do not swallow large quantities of the mouthwash!
Tea tree oil has anti-herpetic effects, which is why it is very popular as a natural remedy for herpes treatment. It is best to apply the oil diluted in combination with a lip cream or similar to the affected area of the lips.
For a relaxing massage, mix 1 ml of tea tree oil with 10 ml of vegetable oil and gently massage into the skin.
Although tea tree oil shows in many ways, positive effects on the body, swallowing the pure oil threatens poisoning symptoms with nausea, diarrhea and fatigue. In the case of exemplary inflamed gums, a tea tree oil-water mixture can be gargled as a mouthwash – whereby we would like to refer to our MY TEA TREE OIL Antibacterial Mouthwash, with 6-fold protection against caries and tartar. Here you have a precisely coordinated oil-water dosage, whereby you do your mouth flora good.
Although the area for the application of tea tree oil during pregnancy is not completely researched, the oil can still be used in moderation. Thereby, the external application of skin and hair should not have any problems, since the oil does not enter the bloodstream during application. However, the use of the mouthwash should be avoided and alternatives should be used. Consultation with a doctor or pharmacist is recommended.
Caution: Contact with the eye like mucous membranes, may cause burning and redness.