In trying to live a healthy lifestyle, there’s much to consider besides diet. Many cosmetic and domestic products include a long list of synthetic ingredients that, as synthetic ingredients often do, pose a risk to health. But fret not! There are many natural alternatives for many cosmetic and household products. Tea tree oil is a good natural alternative to many different topical medicines.
- Acne. Acne is often caused by a greasy or oily diet and poor hygiene, but is strongly linked to a genetic predisposition as well, and can cause severe grief and embarrassment, and leave behind unsightly scars. Tea tree oil can help diminish blemishes associated with acne, and doesn’t irritate the skin like most conventional topical acne medicines do.
- Athlete’s Foot. Athlete’s foot is oh so irritating, as there are few worse places to have an itch than the bottom of your foot. Also, it’s personally frustrating to suffer through something that probably could have been prevented as simply as wearing flip flops in the locker room. Tea tree oil is an effective anti-fungal, and works wonders in the treatment of Athlete’s foot.
- Nail Fungus. Nail fungus is a common condition, though it may indicate a more serious fungal problem. Tea tree oil can help suppress the discomfort and appearance of nail fungus.
- Dandruff. Tea tree oil is a common ingredient among shampoo, and has been effective for many in the treatment of dandruff, not to mention it leaves your scalp feeling clean and tingly.
- Yeast infections. Tea tree oil is as effective against yeast infections as it is against fungus.
These are but a few of the many applications tea tree oil is handy for. As research continues to develop our knowledge of the uses of tea tree oil, it’s a useful item to have at your convenience at home.