Tea tree oil, also known as “malaleuca”, holds incredible properties for preserving your health. Originating in Eastern Australia, the healing power of tea tree oil has now been spread to the whole world, with tea trees being cultivated all across the globe. Thanks to its well-recognised healing compounds, tea tree oil has turned into a natural health remedy, used to treat a variety of diseases and speed up recovery time.

Read these 5 amazing benefits of tea tree oil and find out why you need it in your beauty routine!

1. Antibacterial Effects

Tea tree oil is known to be one of the top antibacterial essential oils, used to cure many bacterial infections. It is composed of over 100 different active ingredients, which are considered capable of travelling through the air and breaking through the pores of the skin. This makes the oil very effective in killing bacteria. With this in mind, we have designed Yoffee Antibacterial Wash, based on tea tree oil, to help you fight germs.

Due to its strong disinfectant-like scent, tea tree oil is often used as a natural insect repellent, keeping bugs at a distance! Most insect repellents are based on chemical ingredients, which makes tea tree oil a great natural alternative. Furthermore, it has healing effects on insect bites as well as other wounds and cuts, helping to clean them and prevent infections.

2. Oral Health

The strong ability of tea tree oil to eliminate bad bacteria also makes it a great natural mouthwash solution. You can make your own tea tree oil toothpaste by simply combining a few drops of it with some coconut oil and a bit of baking soda!

Tea tree oil will not only help to clean your teeth, but it will also eliminate bad breath and improve your overall oral health. It is the perfect solution if you suffer from sensitive teeth. The oil has proven to be very effective in reducing gum bleeding and tooth decay.

3. Acne Control

Thanks to the antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil, spots and blemishes can also be treated successfully. The oil has the power to penetrate through blockages in your pores and eliminate blackheads and whiteheads, while simultaneously curing any sores.

Similarly, tea tree oil has also demonstrated to have positive effects on more serious skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Powered by its antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory abilities, it effectively kills bacteria and reduces redness and inflammation.

4. Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection, commonly seen in athletes, that affects the skin on the feet. The fungus is typically found in moist environments such as showers and swimming pools, where you can easily get infected if you go barefoot. Some of the symptoms include blisters, cracking and peeling skin, itching and burning, discoloured or thick toenails.

The strong antibacterial properties of tea tree oil can help fight athlete’s foot by relieving the symptoms and gradually treating the infection. To help you combat nail fungus, one of the most typical symptoms, we have developed Yoffee Clear – a natural nail treatment solution, based on tea tree oil. Treatment may take a couple of months depending on the degree of the infection.

5. Hair Care

Your hair and scalp can also benefit from the use of tea tree oil. Research has proven that a shampoo containing just 5% of tea tree oil is very reliable in treating dry, thinning hair and reducing scalp itchiness. Thus, the oil successfully restores the original beauty and shine of your hair.

Furthermore, given its strong antibacterial effects, tea tree oil is often applied as a natural treatment for lice to kill off the bacteria. It is also renowned for its ability to remove dandruff. In fact, many people choose to replace their dandruff shampoos by simply adding a few drops of tea tree oil to their normal shampoos!