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The Cosmetic Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

21 Jun

Tea Tree Oil and Hair/Scalp

Tea tree oil has beneficial activities in shampoos and conditioners containing between 1-5% tea tree oil and suggested higher strengths for extreme scalp problems.  Tea Tree Oil is known to balances excess oily hair and can be used as an anti-dandruff treatment at 1-5%.  Tea tree also repels and kills mites and eggs.

Tea Tree Oil and Acne

Tea Tree Oil is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Tea Tree helps inhibit bacteria growth and reduce redness. Because tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro it is commonly used to treat cuts, insect bites, and boils. A study in 2007 found that a six-week course of 5% tea tree oil to be effective in reducing both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions due to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil has been shown to inhibit or kill many detrimental micro-organisms such as Eschericia coli, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Propionibacterium acnes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pyogenes, detrimental fungi on the skin, Candida albicans, Pityrosporum ovale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, detrimental protozoa, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

For more great info on Tea Tree Oil, read this article by Cynthia Olsen.

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