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Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has a number of extraordinary uses. It is especially useful and effective when used as part of a beauty regimen or to treat medical conditions and skin ailments. Below are some excellent suggestions for use.

Clear and soothe

Tea tree oil is fantastic for treating skin ailments. Some of the most common issues that tea tree oil is effective in treating are acne, skin sores, cold sores and boils. When used as an acne treatment, this essential oil works just as well as the common drugstore acne treatment remedy benzoyl peroxide. The method of use is also just as simple as this natural remedy. In order to treat acne, just dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with 20 to 40 drops of witch hazel and then dab onto the acne site once to twice a day. Just take care not to overuse this treatment and ensure that time spent in the sun is reduced, as tea tree oil makes one especially susceptible to UV rays. Tea tree oil is also a great way to treat pesky skin sores, cold sores and boils because of its antiseptic properties which aid in reducing the possibility of infection, sepsis or putrefaction of the skin. To treat, apply directly onto the sore a few times a day.

Beauty regimen

Every woman loves to pamper herself, and there is no better way to do so than through using a natural and fragrant essential oil. Tea tree oil works well as a makeup remover, cuticle softener and toenail fungus remover. To gently remove makeup on normal to dry skin, blend well together 1/4 cup of canola oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil in a clean jar. The mixture is used as other makeup removers would be used, as all that is needed is to apply the mixture to a cotton ball and wipe away the makeup followed by rinsing the face with warm water. Damaged cuticles are a pesky issue, but one can remedy the problem by simply mixing together 10 drops of tea tree oil with 10 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon jojoba oil and 1 tablespoon avocado oil and massaging the mixture into the cuticles, thus effectively softening and repairing them. Lastly, those suffering from toenail fungus simply need to dab a few drops of the oil onto the fungus for three months, or until the fungus clears away.

Medical conditions

Tea tree oil is also an effective way to treat medical conditions such as chicken pox and psoriasis. In order to treat chicken pox, simply mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of tea tree oil and swab over the chicken pox a few times a day. Psoriasis uses the same mixture; to sooth the skin condition and reduce itching, rub into the affected skin a few times a day.

Overall, it’s a wonderful and effective remedy for a number of issues. Love yourself and your body, and treat yourself today with tea tree oil.

Need more info about essential oils?

You can download the most popular essential oil encyclopedia app on Amazon. This app is also available on the Google Play store.

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