5 Reasons Why Tea Tree Oil Is Your Holy Grail
Let’s begin the topic with a little intellectual science facts, shall we? Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of a wee tree called Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Born and breed from the other side of the globe, the land of boxing kangaroos (literally) and Bondi boys – Queensland and New South Wales, Straya. With that said, some may recognize this oil as Melaleuca Oil
It's diverse benefits, long acknowledged since the times of aborigines, has oiled the wheels of different creations of holistic remedies and formulations, which, after unrelenting medical/science studies, consumers are able to grab hold of and revel in its wholesomeness in a mere bottle of what I would call, a Holy Grail. Skin, oral, genital or medical condition, you name it and the tea tree treatment will rid it all!
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Here are 5 tea tree magic which I think can go a loooong way.
1. Your Flower is a Temple
Y'know, when you’ve been hustling in the city all day and night, sweat tend to collect around your inner thighs and genital area. To an unfortunate extend, your flower may just have a tad odor.
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Or maybe, you’ve been hustling in the bed instead with your man and neither of you ended the night hygienically. Then you wake the next morning with genital infections
yeast infection & herpes virus to name a few so ew while your boy wakes with a jock itch
Nasty innit? But the antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral attribute in tea tree oil can help curb these issues by eliminating and fighting these infections.
- Apply 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil to the OUTER layer of your genital and repeat 3 to 5 times a day.
- Alternatively (since it’s a sensitive spot), you can dilute the oil by mixing it with coconut oil or water,
- OR, combine 5 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil and stir with distilled water
- Then, apply it with a cotton pad externally to the affected areas. WALLA ~ your flower is a Holy Shrine now.
2. Don’t Leave Traces Behind
The white flakes/dandruff that stick to anything and everything you have had contact with are not cute. Matter fact, they are a turn-off. We get it, it’s a scalp issue that nobody asked for but some people just happen to have it rough. Put aside the complimentary itchiness and greasiness, individuals that develop scalp psoriasis have to cope with red scaly patches and inflamed areas of dry skin on their heads.
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In a scenario where the condition is severe, head lice can develop which leech onto your scalp and feed on blood. They can be physically noticed too. Now, tea tree oil does not rectify the problem from its roots, but it does its trick in treating/reducing the severity of things rather effectively.
- For dandruff and itchiness, opt for hair shampoo that is instilled with tea tree essence or add a few drops of oil to your shampoo as you wash your hair. For dry scalp, combine tea tree with another carrier oil (argan/jojoba/etc.) and massage it thoroughly into your scalp for a good 15 minutes or so. Leave the blend for another 10 minutes and clean with water.
- Head lice on the other hand, requires a recurrent effort of 5 to 10 days for a couple of weeks in order to see results. First, massage the mixture of 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of tea tree and ylang ylang oil respectively onto scalp minutely. Comb through the hair with a fine tooth comb, put on a shower cap and let sit for 2 hours. Rinse out blend after.
Next, mix 2 cups of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water and apply the solution with a spray bottle until hair is fully saturated. Comb through the hair and wash out again. Lastly, apply a thin layer of coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner overnight
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3. What They Smell is What is Remembered
I had a colleague with a really appalling body odor. Let’s call this person, Kris. You see, Kris was a decent person, but I hated being seated next to or have any meals with Kris because of the pungent odor the body wore. I was constantly agitated and on the brink of telling Kris “You smell. Really bad. You should work reclusively.”
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Little did anyone know, perspiration does not cause any smell. It is the reaction with the bacteria under our armpits that causes the awful onion-pickle-garlicky stench. If I had an opportunity to, I would handcraft an au naturel body odor lotion for Kris
- Melt 3 tablespoons of shea butter and coconut oil respectively over mild heat. Once dissolved, mix in a quarter of corn starch and baking soda each, and 30 drops of tea tree oil.
I would then mold it adorably and have it gifted, so Kris could rub the mixture like lotion under the pits.
4. Pop an Ugly Zit or Something
Being as effective as benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil combats acne problems with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so much so that it helps remedy other inflammatory conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and eliminates bacteria that live inside our hair follicles. The soothing effect of tea tree oil can also help ease the itching and burning sensation of an outburst.
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An easy DIY tea tree oil acne face wash is to blend 5 drops of pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey. Then, merely massage it into your face and leave it on for about a minute, and then wash it off with warm water. If you’ve got a zit so huge that even a concealer can’t seem to blot out, then consider making an acne cream. Combine 3 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon each of honey and yogurt. Simply dab the concoction onto the devil. Let the acne absorb its nourishment for 20 minutes or so and rinse. For quicker results, do on a daily.
But watch out! An overuse of tea tree oil can dry your skin and backfire by overproducing oils, which ultimately, worsens your acne. Although good stuff is good, but use sparingly.
5. Your Mouth Be Stinkin’ No More
It’s unfair when you ain’t talking smack but mouth be smelling a little stinky right? Fret none hunni, homegurl got you covered.
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It’s crucial to understand that bad breath derives from the bacteria that linger in your mouth, specifically the back of your tongue, tonsils and throat. To curb this, create your own chemical-free but effective mouthwash by adding a drop of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water and gargle for 30 seconds, preferably thrice a day after each meal.
If you’re feeling committed, make a homemade toothpaste by mixing 10 drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and baking soda each. Essentially, tea tree oil mouthwash should never be swallowed like the regulars. So rinse your mouth with water after to avoid having any residues.
Well, give it a go and tell us if your life has improved!