Tea Tree Oil - What makes it tick?

Tea Tree Oil - What makes it tick?

There’s something about Nature right? Her bountiful gifts give us so much that we can take and recreate something entirely different. One such incredible natural gift that the world needs to know more about is tea tree oil.

So what’s Tea Tree Oil?

It’s one of the most versatile yet humble extracts that’s specifically designed to help us live a healthier life everyday. Tea Tree Oil, commonly known as Melaleuca Alternifolia or Melaleuca Oil, is an essential oil made from the leaves of the Australian tea tree. 

Did you know that the Tea Tree Oil has been utilised by Aborigines for millennia because of its medicinal properties?

History of Tea Tree

The Tea Tree should not be mistaken with regular tea plants used to make green and black teas. It got its name from 18th century sailors, who would use the leaves of the Tea Tree to make beverages that smelt like nutmeg.

According to legend, Captain James Cook discovered Aboriginals brewing a fragrant and spicy mix of thick camphor-like leaves obtained from the Melaleuca tree on Botany Bay in Australia, and named it “the Tea Tree”. The Captain is thought to have prepared and offered tea to his crew to combat scurvy, a fatal disease of those times.

And what makes it tick?

Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory - what’s not to like in this natural medicine?

It's been used for a long time to cure acne, dry skin, and dandruff, but it also has additional uses. Tea tree oil is good for your skin, hair, and nails, as well as being a good household cleaner and natural sanitizer.

Apart from this it’s a huge and significant part of skincare and treatment due to the benefits it can bring to the skin.

So what benefits does it bring to the skin?

Tea tree oil is now lauded by scientists and alternative medicine believers for its numerous benefits and advantages. They include but are not just limited to:

  • Skin problems caused by bacteria and fungus are relieved.

  • Helps to prevent infection and aids in the healing process.

  • Maintains the health and clarity of greasy, acne-prone skin.

  • The cheerful tea tree tingling refreshes the skin.

  • Its distinct smell uplifts the senses.

You can use tea tree oil lotions or in many other forms, depending on what works best for you.

How to get your own dose of it?

Tea tree essential oil is a favourite of ours at Haeal! We use this in our  Tea Tree Soap, Hand Wash and Lotion. We swear by its amazing medicinal benefits, and would love for you to try it as well to truly transform your daily skincare routine for the better. Check out our Tea tree range on our website now!

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