Melaleuca the true super essential oil
Melaleuca is a true super essential oil. I have been using this essential oil for as long as I can remember. My grandmother always use to put it on my wounds as a child growing up with her. Only now that I have been learning more about essential oils do I fully understand why they are so powerful. As you might know I was left with some rather sizey scars on my legs. Well let me tell you that I have had a very visible reduction in the size of my scars after applying melaleuca to them almost everyday. Because essential oils are super strong, I mix my essential oils with carrier oil. For my carrier oil I use a mix of almond oil and Jojoba oil. Some people use coconut oil however I find it a bit too oily and heavy for my skin. Everyone has their own skin needs, so you may need to experiment and find which carrier oil works for you. I do sometimes use the coconut oil on drier parts of my skin, such as my heals and elbows. Well now that I have told you my story with melaleuca let me tell you a bit more about the health benifits and uses of this brilliant essential oil (which I personally think everyone should have in their homes first aid kit)
You may have thought “mela who?”, but this essentials oil is commonly known as “Tea Tree”. Melaleuca comes from the melaleuca alternifolia tree. Believe it or not, melaluca is made up of 92 different compounds. The leaves of the melaleuca tree have been used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They used them by crushing the leaves and inhaling the oil to aid in breathing and they would apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. When taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function. It can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. One of its most common uses today is in skin care products as it’s one of the best natural remedies available for treating acne and acne scarring
Apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area of skin irritation .Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function. Put a drop or two in your facial cleanser to help purify the skin or apply to your skin after shaving. Applying to fingernails and toenails after showering will keep your nails healthy. Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Add 3-6 drops of essential oil to 5ml of carrier oil
You can test for skin sensitivity by applying a small amount on your wrist. . If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.