tea tree essential oil

How to use tea tree essential oil properly – healing properties

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Tea tree essential oil it is effective against all types of infections, especially in the case of persistent inflammation of the throat and mouth. It is a broad-spectrum antibacterial drug that is also useful in the case of acne and skin infections. It also has antifungal properties, so it can be used against all types of mycoses. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic essential oil ideal for disinfecting wounds and cuts. Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia Maiden. Distilled part: leaves.

Tea tree essential oil is very well tolerated, it can be used by everyone except babies younger than 3 months and pregnant women before the age of 3 months. Tea tree essential oil has properties similar to those of cortisone.

In case of epilepsy, consult a doctor before using this essential oil.

Skin application

Tea tree essential oil can irritate the skin, so before applying it on the skin, it is recommended to dilute it in vegetable oil (20% of essential oil in 80% of vegetable oil).

Essential oil can cause contact dermatitis . It is recommended to do a test before you start using this essential oil regularly.

Tea tree essential oil should be stored away from light sources, as oxidation of p-cymen can lead to skin irritation.

In case of oral administration, the indicated doses must be observed. Exceeding these doses can cause an immediate feeling of confusion and loss of coordination.

Allergenic components

Tea tree essential oil contains several allergenic biochemical components:

limonene (≤2%)

linalool

Note: It is recommended to test the essential oil before use by pouring two drops into the elbow pit to check that there is no reaction after 24 hours.

Against dental abscess

People after 6 years of age: As a mouthwash, dilute 5 drops of tea tree essential oil in a glass of warm water, repeat the procedure 4 times a day until you notice improvement.

In case of acne

People after 6 years of age: skin application: 1 drop of pure tea tree essential oil in the morning and in the evening after washing the face, until the acne completely disappears. After 3 weeks, you should take a break of one week if you want to continue.

After 3 months of age: application on the skin: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply on each pimple, morning and evening after washing, until the acne completely disappears. After 3 weeks, you should take a break of one week if you want to continue.

Persons over 6 years of age: 2 times a day for 10 or 15 days. Apply locally on inflamed pimples between 3 and 4 drops of the mixture:

35 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil

35 drops of tea tree essential oil

50 drops of lavender essential oil

120 drops of jojoba vegetable oil

Against angina

People after 6 years of age: Orally dilute 2 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of honey and let it melt in your mouth, 3 times a day until the pain disappears.

Suitable after 3 months of pregnancy and for pregnant women after 3 months of pregnancy: application on the skin is the most suitable. After diluting 1 drop of tea tree essential oil in 9 drops of essential oil, massage the neck.

Persons after 6 years of age: 3 times a day for 2-3 days. 2 drops of the following mixture in a neutral tablet:

2 drops of thyme essential oil

2 drops of tea tree essential oil

1 drop of peppermint essential oil Bergamot

1 drop of Mandravasarotra essential oil

In case of digestive infections (gastritis, colitis, rectocolitis)

Persons after 6 years of age: Orally, 1 drop in a neutral tablet and let it melt in your mouth, 3 times a day.

Adults: consume the following mixture orally with the help of a neutral tablet, 4 times a day.

1 drop of tea tree essential oil

1 drop of cinnamon essential oil

Against gynecological infections

For application to the skin: dilute 1 drop of tea tree essential oil in 4 drops of vegetable oil, apply on the lower part of the stomach and gently massage.

Adults and teenagers: Apply 4 or 5 drops of the following mixture on the affected area, 2 times a day.

1.5 ml of tea tree essential oil

0.5 ml of Citronella essential oil

1 ml of Ho Wood essential oil

12 ml of jojoba vegetable oil

Persons after 6 years of age: skin application: 1 drop of pure tea tree on mycosis, in the morning and in the evening, after you have thoroughly washed the affected area. After 3 weeks, you should take a break of one week if you want to continue.

Suitable for use after 3 months of age and for pregnant women after 3 months of pregnancy. Dilute 1 drop of tea tree essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply in the morning and evening, after thoroughly washing the affected area. After 3 weeks, you should take a break of one week if you want to continue.

SYNERGY AGAINST ONYCHOMYCOSIS OR NAIL DISEASE

Persons after 6 years of age: application: 2 to 3 drops of the mixture applied to the affected nail. Repeat the procedure 2 times a day (morning and evening) until the mycosis completely disappears.

60 drops of tea tree essential oil

40 drops of laurel essential oil

30 drops of Palmarosa essential oil

30 drops of lavender essential oil

SYNERGY AGAINST SKIN MYCOSIS

Persons over 6 years of age: Apply topically by massaging between 3 and 4 drops of the following mixture, 3 times a day for 3 weeks. If after 3 weeks the mycosis has not completely disappeared, a break of one week should be made before starting the 3-week cycle again.

40 drops of tea tree essential oil

40 drops of laurel essential oil

20 drops of geranium rose essential oil

20 drops of Palmarosa essential oil

SYNERGY AGAINST ATHLETIC’S FOOT

Persons over 6 years of age: Apply topically between 3 and 4 drops of the following mixture, 3 times a day for 3 weeks. If after 3 weeks the mycosis has not completely disappeared, a break of one week should be made before starting the 3-week cycle again.

20 drops of cinnamon essential oil

20 drops of geranium rose essential oil

40 drops of tea tree essential oil

40 drops of Al Hoceima essential oil

Persons after 6 years of age: skin application: 1 drop of pure essential oil on the wound, apply topically 3 times a day until it disappears.

Suitable from 3 months of age and for women who are over 3 months pregnant. For skin application: 1 drop of pure essential oil on the wound, apply topically 3 times a day until it disappears.

People after 3 years of age: After you have thoroughly cleaned the wound with soap and water, apply 2 or 3 drops of the following mixture on the affected area, 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days.

40 drops of tea tree essential oil

40 drops of lavender essential oil

20 drops of rockrose essential oil

Against radiation burns

People after 6 years of age: Dilute 1 drop of tea tree oil in a cream that contains only natural products (without paraffin or Vaseline), apply after radiation and up to 3 times a day after radiation.

TEA OR NIAULI?

Tea tree is effective against skin reactions caused by radiation, but the best essential oil in these cases is Niauli. The method of use is the same, 1 drop of Niauli diluted in a cream of natural ingredients.

Adults: Apply the following mixture at the beginning of radiation, 1 hour later and up to 3 times a day. The mixture should not be applied 4 hours before irradiation.

60 drops of tea tree essential oil

60 drops of Niauli essential oil

60 drops of lavender essential oil

44 ml of vegetable oil rosehip

In case of estrogen-dependent cancer, replace Niauli essential oil with tea tree oil.

In case of toothache

Persons over 6 years of age; Applying to the skin, apply 1 drop of tea tree directly on the affected area, 5 times a day for 3 days.

TEA OR CARNATION?

Tea tree essential oil is effective against toothache, but the best results are given by the oil from cloves . Apply 1 drop on the affected area, up to 5 times a day for 3 days.

Against scabies and lichen

Persons after 3 years of age: application on the skin: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 4 drops of vegetable oil, apply to the affected areas 2 times a day until the symptoms disappear.

Suitable from 3 months of age and for women over 3 months of pregnancy. Skin application: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply to the affected areas 2 times a day until the symptoms disappear.

Persons after 6 years of age: skin application: depending on the size of the affected area, apply 1 to 3 drops.

10 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of peppermint essential oil

20 drops of clove essential oil

20 drops of tea tree essential oil

150 drops (7.5 ml) of marinated marigold oil

Never apply to the genital area!

TEA or MIERA?

The anti-infective properties of tea tree essential oil are effective, but in these cases, Miere’s essential oil is the most suitable. Skin application: dilute 1 drop of Miere in 4 drops of vegetable oil, apply to the affected area (never to the anogenital area). Repeat the procedure in the morning and in the evening until the symptoms disappear.

Against herpes and shingles

Patients after 3 years of age: skin application: 2 clean drops directly on herpes, every 2 hours until complete disappearance.

Suitable after 3 months of age and for women over 3 months of pregnancy. Skin application: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply on herpes, 3 times a day until complete disappearance.

TEA OR NIAULI?

Tea tree essential oil is good for treating herpes, either labial or zoster, but Niauli oil is the most effective in treating herpes. Skin application: 2 drops of pure Niauli essential oil applied directly to the herpes, every 2 hours until complete disappearance.

SYNERGY AGAINST HERPES

Patients after 3 years of age: apply a drop of the following synergy on herpes, between 6 and 8 times a day for 2 days.

25 drops of Niauli essential oil

25 drops of tea tree essential oil

50 drops of lavender essential oil

SYNERGY AGAINST SHINGLE

People over 6 years of age: Apply 4 drops of the following mixture topically to the pimples and the affected area, 8 times a day until the symptoms disappear.

30 drops of Niauli essential oil

30 drops of peppermint essential oil

30 drops of tea tree essential oil

30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

120 drops of macerated St. John’s wort oil

Against ENT sphere infections (constipation, bronchitis, influenza)

People after 3 years of age: application on the skin: dilute 1 drop of tea tree in 4 drops of vegetable oil, apply on the chest, 4 times a day between 5 and 7 days.

After 3 months of age and for pregnant women who are over 3 months pregnant. For skin application: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply on the chest, 4 times a day for 5-7 days.

TEA OR WHITE EUCALYPTUS?

Thanks to its important anti-infective properties, tea tree essential oil is effective against ENT infections. The most effective oil for ENT infections is white eucalyptus oil. Skin application: dilute 1 drop of white eucalyptus in 4 drops of vegetable oil, apply on the chest, 3-4 times a day for 5-7 days.

Against lice

Persons after 3 years of age. For skin application: 1 drop of tea tree in a dose of shampoo, leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.

TEA OR SUPER LAVENDER?

Tea tree essential oil is effective against you thanks to its antiparasitic properties. However, the best essential oil against these parasites is Lavender Super. After 3 years of age: when applied to the skin: dilute 1 drop of Lavandin Super in a dose of shampoo every time you wash your hair.

Patients after 3 years of age: Pour 5 drops of the mixture on the scalp, then wash your hair with a mild shampoo, 2 times a day

30 drops of essential oil Eucalyptus Radiata

60 drops of Lavandin Super essential oil

60 drops of tea tree essential oil

Against psoriasis

Patients after 6 years of age. Skin application: 2 drops in local application, 2 times a day. After 3 weeks of use, you should take a break of 1 week.

Suitable after 3 months of age and for pregnant women after 3 months of pregnancy: when applied to the skin: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 9 drops of vegetable oil, apply to the affected area 2 times a day.

Patients after 3 years of age: for skin application: pour between 4 and 8 drops of this synergy for psoriasis. You can repeat the process between 2 and 3 times a day until you notice an improvement or until the complete disappearance of psoriasis.

20 drops of geranium rose essential oil

20 drops of lavender essential oil

40 drops of tea tree essential oil

40 drops of Matricaria chamomile essential oil

80 drops (4 ml) of macerated calendula oil

TEA OR HIMALAYAN NARD?

Although tea tree is effective against psoriasis, in these cases the essential oil of Himalayan nard is the best. For skin application: 2 drops topically, 2 times a day. After 3 weeks of use, you should take a break of 1 week.

Other known uses of tea tree

Tea tree essential oil has many uses due to its healing properties, especially due to its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. We will also point out the best substitute for tea trees for the following problems:

Fatigue, asthenia

Tea tree essential oil helps fight fatigue, but with black spruce essential oil, its effect is even better.

For skin application: 1 drop of black spruce in 4 drops of vegetable oil in the lower back, at the level of the kidneys, 3 times a day. Take a one-week break after 3 weeks of use.

Fever

Tea tree essential oil is effective in fever, but eucalyptus radiata essential oil is most suitable in these cases.

In an aromatic bath, dilute 10 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata in 100 grams of Dead Sea salt in a bathtub.

Flu

Tea tree essential oil can be effective, but the best oil is camphor.

For skin application: 3 drops of camphor on the upper back and chest, 4-5 times a day.

Dandruff

Tea tree essential oil is effective against dandruff, but with Miera essential oil, the effect will be even better.

For skin application: 2 drops of Miere in a dose of shampoo every time you wash your hair, for 1 month.

Warts

Tea tree essential oil can be effective against warts, but cinnamon essential oil is more recommended for this purpose.

For skin application: 1 drop of Chinese cinnamon essential oil directly on the nipple, every 2 days, until complete disappearance.

Intestinal parasites

Tea tree essential oil works against intestinal parasites, but Cinnamon essential oil is even stronger.

1 drop of cinnamon in a neutral tablet under the tongue and let it melt, 4 times a day until you notice improvement.

How to explain the effectiveness of tea tree essential oil?

Tea tree essential oil has a high concentration of carbides and monoterpenic alcohols. These molecules give it the following properties:

Wide range of antibacterial (monoterpenic alcohols): Tea tree essential oil has powerful bactericidal properties (applied in a concentration higher than 1%). Its spectrum includes antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.

Antifungal broad spectrum (alcohols and monoterpene carbides): Tea tree essential oil is capable of killing fungi that cause fungal infections, namely: candidiasis, athletic foot and onychomycosis.

Antiviral (monoterpenic alcohols) Tea tree essential oil fights many viruses, including HSV (herpes) and the flu.

Immunostimulant (monoterpenic alcohols) Tea tree essential oil helps the immune system by strengthening immunoglobulin A (IgA) and immunoglobulin M (IgM), as well as complement components C3 and C4.

Antiprotozoal, antiparasitic (monoterpenic alcohols and carbides): Tea tree essential oil destroys trichomonas vaginalis, responsible for certain vaginal infections. It also has properties that fight against intestinal parasites (lamblia, hookworms, intestinal worms) and skin parasites (lice, mites, ticks).

And also some secondary properties:

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant

Healing

Antiasthenic, cardiotonic

Venous decongestant, phlebotonic

Hyperthermization

How to recognize a good tea tree essential oil?

Every good tea tree essential oil should have the following characteristics:

Botanical characteristics

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia Maiden

Botanical family: myrtle

Distilled part: leaves

Country of origin: Australia, South Africa

Biochemical characteristics

γ-terpinene: between 10 and 28%

terpinen-4-ol: between 30 and 48%

1,8-cineole: ≤15%

p-cimen: ≤12%

α-terpinene: between 5 and 13%

Physical characteristics

Density at 20 ° C: between 0.885 and 0.906

Refractive index at 20 ° C: between 1,475 and 1,482

Optical rotation at 20 ° C: between + 5 ° and + 15 °

Flash point: + 60 ° C

Organoleptic characteristics

Appearance: mobile and clear liquid

Color: colorless to greenish yellow

Smell: aromatic, terpenic, with wood impurities

JAMES COOK AND THE WORLD’S DISCOVERY OF THE POWER OF THE TEA TREE

1770. James Cook and his men first landed on the Australian coast. Discovering the fauna and flora of this large island, hitherto unknown, they notice a small bush with dense green leaves. James Cook used this plant to make tea. Hence the name of this plant at the time when it was introduced in Europe: tea tree.

After the discovery of this new species, various scientific tests were conducted, which confirmed a number of useful properties of tea tree essential oil: bactericidal, antiviral, antiseptic. After the discovery of the tea bush, it began to be planted all over the world and adapted to different climates in the world (South America, Africa, the United States). Its effectiveness was such that during World War II, the Australian government decided to include a bottle of tea tree essential oil in the pursuit of its soldiers. Anyone who cultivated this shrub was not obliged to wage war, because the role they played, the production of medicine to avoid infections of wounds and parasites, was considered important.

TEA HARVEST

The tea bush with thick leaves is part of the Mirtaceae family. Fresh and aromatic green leaves are collected, which give the smell of camphor. It grows in humid, warm, swampy or slightly mountainous areas. The best time to collect leaves is during the Australian summer, ie between November and December. The seeds are very small, the size of peppercorns. You have to wait at least a year (ideally between 13 and 15 months) to be able to move on to the first harvest. When tea tree essential oil began to be commercialized, the collection was done by hand. In order to recover the leaves on the tea tree trees, the collectors went with cloth bags and a knife along the river banks. The mission was a bit delicate, because the leaf had to be cut well, without making any kind of cut or breaking, so that it could retain its vitality and stay fresh. The picker could collect up to 1 ton of leaves per day, which is equivalent to about 10 liters of essential oil. I started on the 20th. century, demand increased significantly, which is why plantations began to expand. In the end, they discovered that this shrub grows better if it is planted in groups, leaving a distance of about 50 cm between them. The leaves must be distilled on the same night as they are collected, so that the obtained essential oil is of good quality. The quality of the plantation varies from year to year.

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