Tea Tree Oil Soap – The Best Treatment for Common Skin Infections
Tea tree has history of traditional use for various purposes. Long back, tea tree leaves were used as a substitute for tea and are called with the same name ever since. Another part of tea tree is the oil obtained from its leaves. Even Australian aboriginals used to heal skin burns, cuts and infections with help of tea tree oils.
Tea tree oil has been proven to have amazing antiseptic properties. The oil contains components such as terpenoids that have outstanding antiseptic and antifungal qualities. It has a compound known as terpinen-4-ol which is the source of the most of the antifungal properties of tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil has numerous uses and applications but is majorly used to treat skin problems. This is only because of matchless antimicrobial and germicidal properties it has. The oil is used in soaps so that its use can be made common and the user can ensure safety against skin infections after taking a shower with it. Tea tree soaps can be used to cure various skin conditions. Some of them are:
Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the skin. It may lead to scaling, flaking and itching on the target body part. Normally, it is caused by fungi as the victim walks barefooted on moist surface. Regular application of tea tree oil soap can be helpful in treating Athlete’s foot. Infected individual can use tea tree soap twice a day for four weeks.
Tea tree oil is a boon for people suffering from fungal nail infection, the toughest skin infection known. When used for treating toenail fungus, tea tree oil should be one of the many ingredients mixed together. A certain amount of the oil is blended with other oils having effectiveness against nail fungus.
You can mix tea tree oil with DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide), Vaseline, Vicks VapoRub, iodine, and apple cider vinegar. Consider applying the mixture regularly for quick results. However, always consult doctors and seek prescriptions before treating nail infections.
Tea tree oil has been known to work against warts that are the toughest among all skin ailments. In fact, warts look highly unpleasant. Since tea tree oil has exceptional anti-viral properties, it very efficiently eliminates tough warts. You need, however, to apply tea tree oil regularly on warts to get maximum results.
Apply concentrated tea tree oil to the warts three times a day. Strongly concentrated oil can be used on the feet, for skin there is not as sensitive as on other body parts. In any case you feel irritation on the skin, dilute the oil with aloe vera gel.
Tea tree oil soap is highly effective against mild to moderate acne. It is equally effective on inflamed and non-inflamed acne. Normally, acne develops due to the blockage in follicles. There is excessive formation of sebum in the skin. Sebum, naturally occurring oil, when highly accumulated, clogs the skin pores. The outgrowth appearing due to it is known as acne. Tea tree oil reopens the skin pores and removes acne.
Warning: Keep tea tree oil away from children because it is toxic if swallowed.