What Can Tea Tree Oil Be Used For?

Tea Tree Oil

Where does Tea Tree oil come from?

Since we are discussing so much about tea tree oil shampoo here on, I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys a bit of details about tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is also known as melaleuca oil as it is extracted from a plant called Melaleuca alternifoli (indeed this is the scientific name). This tree is native to Australia and found most in Southeast Queensland and Northeast coast of New South Wales. It is different from tea oil which is extracted from the tea leaves we generally use for making tea.

What is Tea Tree oil used for?

Tea tree oil is generally colorless even though sometimes a very pale yellow color is also seen. It has a strong aromatic odor which most people find to be refreshing.  The indigenous people in eastern Australia use tea tree oil as medicine for coughs and colds. Tea tree oil is also used by these people (known as Bundjaulung people) to cure different skin diseases. Perhaps the most important use of tea tree oil is its use in healing wounds.

Even though these indigenous people have been using tea tree oil for quite a long period of time, it was not known to other people before 1920s. This is when researchers found about its medicinal value. Subsequently, industries were set up to produce tea tree oil commercially. However, the product was almost lost in the 1950s and 60s when people were reluctant to use herbal products and started to rely on chemical ones like antibiotics. But today the interest in herbal products has revived to a great extent and tea tree oil now is a commercially lucrative product.

Tea tree oil has the quality to fight against virus, fungus and bacteria. Its antiseptic qualities are also well known. With so many qualities, tea tree oil is now used in treating skin ailments such as scabies and head lice (works for your dogs and cats too!). It is also used to treat common skin problems like pimples and acne.

Tea tree oil has large cosmetic value as well. As we already know by now tea tree oil can be used as a vital element of shampoo. Researches show that tea tree oil shampoo can be extremely good as an anti-dandruff shampoo. Its strong and reviving aroma is an added advantage when used in cosmetic products.

I guess I have been able to give you guys a good basic idea about tea tree oil. To know more about tea tree oil products I would request you to explore this site and visit is it sometimes often. We will be back with more new products and information. Thanks!