We (mostly) all like tea and trees, and we know the benefits of certain oils. Put them all together, and you have tea tree oil – which has many health benefits you may not be aware of.
Reader’s Digest says people have been using this oil for years, and that it “deserves a permanent spot in your medicine cabinet.” Let’s take a look at 12 reasons why…
1. Acne Ally
Reader’s Digest explains tea tree oil can be an effective at-home remedy for acne breakouts. In fact, “A 5-percent solution of tea tree oil works just as well as the top drugstore acne remedy, benzoyl peroxide,” it says, citing Australian research.
The source suggests diluting a few drops of this wonder oil with 20 to 40-drops of witch hazel up to 2-times per day with a cotton swab. But it warns not to overdo it – the solution can end up drying out your skin, triggering your body to produce natural oils that acne thrives in, it adds.