It’s the wonder from Down Under with an arsenal of beauty benefits.
Found in the forests of Australia, the antiseptic elixir that is tea tree oil has been used by Aborigines for more than 3,000 years.
It has now become a hugely popular natural ingredient in all kinds of beauty goodies because of its amazing healing powers.
Want to harness the power of tea tree? Here’s how to do it.
For tackling acne:
Studies have shown that tea tree oil is just as effective as benzoyl peroxide for tackling acne, without any of the negative side effects like reddening and peeling of skin. It also reduces sebum production and fights off the spot-producing bacteria on the skin.
For fresh breath:
When used as a mouth wash, tea tree oil can help to banish bad breath, plaque, inflamed gums and gingivitis. It kills the bacteria in the mouth and reduces pain and irritation due to its anti-bacterial properties.
For lustrous hair:
If it’s Rapunzel-esq locks you crave, you’ll be pleased to hear that tea tree has been found to boost hair growth. It actually helps in unclogging hair follicles and nourishes your roots. Take few drops of tea tree oil and massage it onto your scalp.
For shaving cuts:
Accidently cut yourself while shaving? Dab some tea tree oil on a cotton ball and apply it on the cut. Press it down on the cut for a while till the pain subsides.
For reducing rashes:
A rash on the skin can be treated by combining tea tree oil with coconut oil and applying the mixture on it.
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