Organic Essential Oils Wholesale: Tea Tree Oil
In this article, we will take a closer look at tea tree essential oil. By exploring its benefits and different uses, this article aims to inform resellers about tea tree oil. Essential oils are great products to drop ship, allowing you to buy them at wholesale prices and resell at retail prices online. More importantly, you will not have to deal with order fulfillment process and avoid the inventory risk, passing them on to your dropshipping supplier!
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Introduction to Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree essential oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree, native to Australia. As a result of the steam distillation process, the oil is extracted from the leaves. For its medicinal qualities, native Aboriginal people of Australia made use of it for centuries. Today, people all over the world, use tea tree oil externally. Its uses include treating acne, fungal and bacterial infections, small wounds, and cuts. On the other hand, this oil also has other uses due to its antibacterial quality. It can be an ingredient in making homemade natural deodorant, cleaning supplies, and natural insect repellant.
Because it is toxic when swallowed, tea tree oil should only be used externally. People often mistake “natural” for “non-toxic”. Such confusion might mislead them to swallow tea tree oil, which is poisonous. Indeed, it happens more often than you may think as a considerable number of people call Poison Control after taking tea tree oil internally. So, we advise our members to inform their customers about this issue.
3 Most Common Uses of Tea Tree Oil
1. Acne Treatment
Various studies in the past have proved the effectiveness of tea tree oil in treating acne. One of the most recent studies (August 2017), reiterates the success of this oil in treating mild to moderate acne. 14 participants used tea tree oil on their face for the period of 12 weeks for the study. Eventually, the results showed that their acne not only improved significantly but also no serious side effects occurred.
Everyone can easily make their homemade acne treatment with this oil. Experts advise mixing 20-40 drops of witch hazel with 2-4 drops of tea tree oil to create DIY acne solution. Using this completely natural solution 2 times a day (in the mornings and before going to bed) will effectively fight acne. Like every other acne treatment methods, overusing tea tree oil can be harmful. This is because overusing will dry one`s skin so much that the skin will release even more oil to prevent dryness. So, it might be a good idea to warn your customers about this issue, as well.
2. Treating Scars, Cuts, and Wounds
In addition to its effectiveness in treating acne, tea tree oil can also help with acne scars. To share a personal anecdote, doctors recommended me to use tea tree oil on my fingers to diminish scars, coming from monitoring my blood sugar as a Type 1 Diabetic. So, it is safe to say both Aborigine wisdom and modern medicine are aware of tea tree oil`s effects on wounds and scars!
Tea tree oil`s antibacterial effects are well-known. Studies such as this one show that it can significantly reduce healing times for certain wounds as a dressing. Most importantly, the tree oil will prevent infection and keep small wounds and cuts clean. Depending on the nature of the cut or wound, one can apply the essential oil either directly or as a dressing. Additionally, diluting the oil with boiled water (after it cools down) will make a good cleansing wash for cuts wounds.
3. Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can be a great ingredient for natural homemade cleaning supplies. By mixing white vinegar, water, and a few drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle, one can create a natural, non-toxic all-purpose cleaner, which is completely safe to use around the house. Adding a few drops of lavender oil will make it more aromatic and add to its antiseptic qualities.
Other Uses and Benefits
Tea tree oil is also used for
- insect bites,
- insect repellant,
- lice treatment,
- tick removal.
- athlete`s foot,
- toenail fungus.
So, it is safe to say that this essential oil has a wide variety of uses and great benefits.
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