Is your tea tree oil collecting dust in your beauty cabinet? Have you run out of ways to use it? Well FBI STYLE has got you covered.
Where does tea tree oil come from you ask? This amazing essential oil is derived from crushed leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia plant. It has been used in traditional medicine for years and can be seen on the ingredient list of many popular products such as insect repellent and hand sanitizer.
Tea tree oil is a multipurpose product, rich in antibacterial properties and can also be used as a beauty tool. Continue reading to learn about our 5 home remedies which will allow you to incorporate this oil into your self care routine.
1. Acne Spot Treatment
One of the most common ways tea tree oil is used is to treat acne. Mix approximately half a teaspoon of tea tree oil, rosehip oil, and turmeric in a bowl and use a cotton ball to apply. This overnight treatment is also great for improving skin elasticity and reducing inflammation.
2. Tea Tree & Honey Face Mask
Combine two drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of honey and apply the mask to your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse. This mask will make your skin visibly smoother, while supporting acne prevention.
3. Hair Growth Treatment
Combine a few drops of tea tree oil and castor oil together in a bowl and heat the mixture in the microwave until warm. Apply the treatment to your hair, starting from your scalp and working through to your ends. This will improve blood circulation in your scalp and leave your hair soft; all while promoting hair growth!
4. Cleansing Scalp Oil
Mix two drops of tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and olive oil in a bowl and apply straight to the scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes then thoroughly rinse. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oils are great for relieving a dry and itchy scalp as well as tackling dandruff issues.
5. Oil Reducing Scrub
To make this purifying face scrub you will need coconut oil, a few drops of tea tree oil, and some sugar granules. Once the ingredients are combined, apply on your skin and gently massage in circular motions. Wash it off with warm water once you are done. This scrub will remove dead skin cells and help to reduce the production of sebum.
Find more benefits of this amazing natural oil here – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/tea-tree-oil