Melaleuca oil, which is also known as ‘tea tree oil’, is a vital oil that is obtained from Melaleuca alternifolia’s leaves. It contains more than 92 different components and can change its color from clear to pale yellow. The plant is characterized by camphor-like and fresh smell. It grows as a tree or like a shrub. It originates from Australia and the north-east coast of New South Wales.
In 1920 Arthur Penfold, an Australian researcher examined the extracted oils from native plants and started the commercial industry of tea tree. Among the 8 species of tea tree that are grown for its oil, the most important one is Melaleuca alternifolia.
Melaleuca is rich in numerous purifying features. The Aboriginals in Australia crushed its leaves and inhale the vapors so to cleanse their airways. Moreover, they applied the crushed leaves as a bandage onto the skin in order to purify it. You can also use it as a cleansing agent because it protects the home’s surfaces from environmental threats.
Melaleuca alternifolia contains numerous remedial features, including:
TEA TREE OIL: AMAZING USES OF TEA TREE OIL IN YOUR HOME
Add a couple of drops to a diffuser in order to purify larger area
Put 1 drop of tea tree oil in your palms, and inhale its vapors in order to improve breathing
After having a shower, apply to fingernails and toenails in order to look healthy and nice
To promote healthy skin complexion, add several drops to your facial cleanser
Mix 10 drops of lavender oil, 8 oz of aloe Vera gel, and 30 drops of tea tree oil in order to make a hand sanitizer
To make DIY cleanser for all purposes, add a few drops of it in water and put in a spray bottle
Rub several drops of tea tree oil into your toothbrush to eliminate bacteria from it
Dilute only 1 drop of tea tree oil in 4 oz of water
To boost immunity, add 1 drop into water, citrus beverage, or warm tea with coconut or olive oil
Note: Avoid eye and ear contact and keep it away from children. In case you are pregnant, nursing, or under doctor`s care, consult your doctor before using it.