A few weeks ago we covered the science behind tea tree essential oil, and this week we are putting that science to work, looking at some of the most well-known (and a few of the lesser-known) tea tree oil uses – from head to toe!
Acne. Want an all natural alternative for treating acne – one that won’t dry out your skin? Wash with a tea tree oil cleanser morning and night, or apply diluted tea tree oil to the face and do not rinse.
All purpose cleaner. Save money and avoid the chemicals by mixing 2 tsp of tea tree oil in a spray bottle full of water. The cleaner kills bacteria and leaves a fresh, clean scent.
Athlete’s foot. Apply tea tree oil to the affected area twice a day and continue to do so for up to two weeks after the infection is clear to ensure the fungus is completely gone.
Antiseptic. Use an all natural tea tree oil antiseptic cream, or apply directly to minor cuts and scrapes after cleansing the wound to help reduce the possibility of infection.
Headache. Using the steam facial method, place a few drops of tea tree oil in a pot of boiling water, use a towel to create a tent over your head, and breathe the vapors in. This also works to relieve nasal congestion.
Insect bites. Applying tea tree oil directly onto the affected area will help relieve the pain and itch. With ticks, apply it to the area surrounding the tick to encourage it to release.
Itchy scalp. Tea tree oil shampoo is great for combatting dandruff and itchy scalp. The same goes for lice prevention! Just mix 10 drops of tea tree oil into your regular shampoo and use regularly.
Joint and muscle pain. Mix tea tree oil with an unscented lotion or cream and rub onto painful areas.
Mold. Get rid of the gunk by spraying the above mentioned tea tree oil cleaner onto shower curtains, in your laundry machine, the dishwasher or even the toilet to kill off mold.
Skin tags. Massage tea tree oil into the skin tag using a rubbing motion. Repeat the process several times a day until the tag falls off.
Wart remover. Apply a few drops of oil directly onto the wart, both morning and night, until it is gone.
Wow – pretty impressive what one little bottle of tea tree essential oil can accomplish, isn’t it? As we said, it has you covered from head to toe.
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Breathe it in – that fresh, woodsy scent that clears the airways and revitalizes the mind and body. We are into eucalyptus essential oil week 3 – last week we promised to give you some eucalyptus essential oil uses, and we are living up to that promise. Check out our handy infographic to find out some of the best ways to take advantage of this versatile little oil.
From cold and flu season to household chores, eucalyptus essential oil uses are pretty wide-ranging.
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We are into week 2 of our eucalyptus oil blog series – last week we broke things down and got back to the basics, and this week we will dive a little deeper and talk about why this essential oil is so fantastic. Ready to learn about eucalyptus oil benefits? We’ve got you covered.
First, check out this great video from ActiveBeat. It covers some of the same background we covered last week, as well as some of the science behind the oil – we’ll let them cover that stuff!
So what are the benefits of eucalyptus oil? Here are just a few:
- The antibacterial properties in eucalyptus oil make it ideal for treating wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings.In addition to soothing the affected area, it also protects an open wound or irritated area from developing infections from microbial activity and exposure to the air.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, even asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis.
- Eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature, which makes it great for treating muscle pain. Massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain.
As you’ve seen and heard, there are a number of important natural health benefits of eucalyptus oil. Want to know just how to use it? Stay tuned – next week we’ll cover some of these as well as a bunch of other great uses.
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Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the best known and most commonly used oils in the world. It has become so well-known thanks to its many medicinal properties. This month, we are focussing on this widely-used oil, and this week we are starting at the beginning by getting back to basics.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the eucalyptus tree (also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum), native to Australia, where they are grown in forest communities. The trees can grow to over 100m tall, and when the sun heats up the oils in the leaves, that oil is released and turns the air into a virtual aromatherapy environment. It is a colourless liquid with a strong woodsy, sweet smell. There are more than 700 different species of eucalyptus in the world, of which at least 500 produce a type of essential oil.
According to English folklore, the benefits of this oil were recognized on a large scale after an early English settler’s thumb was nearly severed by an ax and it was treated with eucalyptus oil. When his father, who was knowledgeable about Aboriginal medicine, bound the wound tightly with eucalyptus leaves, healing the wound and fighting off infection, a surgeon reported on the results and news spread. Following this, pharmacist Joseph Bosisto began working with the oil and started commercially producing it in 1852. Soon after, the leaves of Eucalyptus radiata were first distilled near Melbourne. As they say, the rest is history.
The production process of eucalyptus essential oil is similar to other essential oils. The oil is extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs, and undergoes steam distillation.
What is eucalyptus essential oil used for? There are several different ways to use eucalyptus oil, including aromatically, topically, or internally. Its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Here are a few common uses:
- Treating respiratory problems
- Mental rejuvenation
- Dental care
- Treating muscle pain
Eucalyptus essential oil has been used for hundreds of years thanks to its natural healing properties – and adding it to you own first aid kit is never a bad idea.
Want more information on eucalyptus oil, its benefits and how to use it? Stay tuned – the next few weeks will help you learn all you need to know!
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