Tea tree




Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia Maid


Antiseptic, bactericidal, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, general stimulating, astringent, expectorant, diaphoretic, antitoxic, antipruritic, antiemetic, embalming, insecticidal, wound healing.

Tea tree is known all over the world as the strongest antiseptic and an effective healing agent. The name “tea tree” appeared in the first colonists of Australia, who, using the experience of Aborigines, brewed the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia instead of tea. The indigenous people of Australia used the leaves of the tea tree to treat wounds. Later, it was found that the plant itself, the broths of its leaves and essential oil have strong antiseptic properties and can be successfully applied to treat a number of tropical diseases.

Ways of using:

For hot inhalations – 2 drops of oil are applied to the inhaler, the procedure lasts 5-10 minutes. In the absence of an inhaler in a pot of hot water, add 2 drops of tea tree oil, cover your head with a towel and inhale deeply with your eyes closed for 5-10 minutes. Steam inhalation can also be used as a steam bath for the face to expand pores and clear the skin from acne, acne and comedones.

For cold inhalations, apply 2 to 7 drops of essential oil on a piece of tissue or handkerchief and inhale during the day.

In the aroma lamp – 2-5 drops of essential oil per 15 m2.

In aromamedalions: 1-2 drops.

In the bath – 3-5 drops of tea tree oil (or its mixture with chamomile oil in a ratio of 1: 1), pre-mixed with an emulsifier (1 / 4-1 / 3 cup of milk, whey, sea salt or kitchen salt).

Sitting baths: in a partial bath or a basin with warm water, add 3-5 drops of the previously emulsified tea tree oil. It is used for vaginal and urethral infections.

Trays for feet: 7-10 drops of emulsified oil diluted in 500 ml of hot water.

For the enrichment of creams and tonics – 2-3 drops of oil per 10 ml of the base.

To enrich the shampoo – 30 drops of essential oil per 200 ml of shampoo. When pediculosis this shampoo is washed head 2-3 times a week.

For massage, the concentration of tea tree oil in the oil base should be within 2-3%, although sometimes 5% solution is used (for example, with muscle pains). To 100 ml of vegetable oil-base – 50 drops of essential oil, respectively to 50 ml of the base – 25 drops of essential oil, 1 to 8 tablespoons (1 to 5 teaspoons) per 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of base oil 2-3 drops.

Reflexomassage: a mixture of transport oil and tea tree oil in a 1: 1 ratio.

For applications and massage after surgery – 3 drops per 10 ml of the base.

For compresses in a bowl of water (if necessary hot or cold) add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil, dip a piece of flannel or cotton wool into water, and attach it to a sore spot.

To wash the wounds: 10 drops of tea tree oil add in 1/3 cup of water.

For rinsing: 3 – 5 drops of essential oil per 1 glass of warm water, mix well. Gargle and throat with inflammation of the throat and gums, ulcers on the oral mucosa, bad breath.

Solution for intimate rinses and tampons: 5-6 drops of essential oil are applied to 1 liter of water at room temperature. Use in gynecologists 2-3 times a day. The course of treatment is 7-12 days.

Douching: 5 drops for 1/2 teaspoon of soda, dilute in 200 grams of lukewarm boiled water.

Alcohol solution for trituration of joints: 50 drops of essential oil are dissolved in 10 ml of 96% ethyl alcohol.

Solution for rubbing into the scalp: 30 drops of essential oil are dissolved in 50 ml of 96% ethyl alcohol and 50 ml of distilled water are added. The solution is rubbed into the scalp before going to sleep.

Natural repellent: 30 drops of essential oil of tea tree and 5 drops of clove essential oil are applied to 50 ml of vegetable oil. The mixture lubricates the body.

Direct application on a skin of pure or clean butter or oil of a tea tree: to use butter directly from a vial, putting or rendering light effusive movements of fingertips or a cotton ball. It is used for the treatment of fungal skin lesions, warts, cuts, burns, herpes simplex.


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