The tea tree is a small with willowy branches and needle-like leaves that are very similar to that of a cypress. The tea tree is also the smallest tree in the Myrtaceae family. When the flowers of the tea tree blossom, they offer a beautiful arrangement of yellow and purple flowers.
The tea tree has its origin in Australia, mainly in New South Wales. Though there are several varieties of tea tree cultivated around the globe, tea tree (M. alternifolia) is cultivated in Australia exclusively.
The alternative health benefits of tea tree may be useful for asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, rashes, acne, infected wounds, cystitis and even insect bites. Tea tree received its “tea” designation via its herbal tea use by the aboriginal people of Australia. Tea tree has been the focus of much research as of late. It is being examined for its possible therapeutic treatment in cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and cancer. Tea tree essential oil is also used in a wide variety of consumer products like toothpastes, soaps, colognes and aftershaves.
Tea tree oil shampoo
I discovered this recipe about three months ago and now use it weekly on my hair. It conditions my scalp and keeps my hair shiny and soft. Using this shampoo will also help if you suffer from dandruff. It can help make your hair grow fuller and longer with regular use.
This tea tree oil shampoo only takes five minutes to prepare and it will last about a month.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2/3 cup castile soap
- 40 drops tea tree essential oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- Quart mason jar with lid — I used a jar with a pump lid
- Gather ingredients and the mason jar.
- Add coconut milk and castile soap to the jar.
- Shake gently.
- Add the tea tree oil and vitamin E oil and shake again.
- Store in your shower and shake well before each use. Use one tablespoon of the mixture to shampoo hair.
— Susan Patterson