(Natural News) One of the oldest healing methods known to mankind is massage therapy. This type of healing technique uses the simple act of touch to ease muscle pain and stress, at the same time keeping the skin young and healthy. It also detoxifies the body. The benefits of massage therapy can be enhanced by incorporating aromatherapy into your homemade massage oils. Tea tree massage oil is one of the most beneficial and common massage oils you can make at home. It is widely known for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and can be used to treat various skin conditions. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own tea tree massage oil:
Things you will need:
- Grapeseed oil
- Tea tree oil
- Jasmine oil
- Neroli essential oils
- Glass bowl
- Dark glass bottle
- Metal or glass utensils
- Put eight teaspoons of grapeseed oil into a glass bowl. Although you can choose other carrier oils when making a homemade massage oil, grapeseed oil is better because it virtually has no scent and is available in most supermarkets. It is also important to refrain from using plastic and wood utensils when making oils because they are highly absorptive and can contaminate your finished oils. Thus, always use metal and glass utensils instead.
- Add five drops of tea tree oil, three drops of jasmine oil, and two drops of neroli essential oils to the bowl.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- Gradually pour tea tree massage oil into a dark glass bottle. Make sure to protect your work surface from spills because essential oils can damage delicate surfaces.
- Put your tea tree massage oil in a dark and cool place that is out of reach of children.
Tea tree oil and its many uses and benefits
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), a small tree native to Australia. Tea tree oil contains many compounds, such as terpinen-4-ol, which have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Here are some of tea tree oil’s uses and benefits:
- Tea tree oil as a hand sanitizer — It makes a great hand sanitizer because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can help kill bacteria and viruses that are responsible for colds, flu, and other illnesses.
- Tea tree oil as an insect repellent — It has been shown to kill and keep away insects. Some studies found that it is even more effective than standard insecticides or repellents.
- Tea tree oil as a natural deodorant — Because of its compounds that fight bacteria responsible for body odor, it can be used as an effective, safe, and natural deodorant.
- Tea tree oil as an antiseptic — This oil can be mixed with coconut oil in order to prevent minor cuts and scrapes from getting infected.
- Tea tree oil as a mouthwash — To use as a mouthwash, add a drop of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water. As a mouthwash, the oil can help fight bad breath and dental plaque.
- Tea tree oil speeds up wound healing — It may also promote wound healing by decreasing inflammation and enhancing white blood cell activity.
- Tea tree oil prevents acne — Some studies have proven that tea tree oil can help reduce the amount and overall severity of acne.
- Tea tree oil prevents fungal infections: nail fungus and athlete’s foot — It can be used to treat fungal infections, such as nail fungus and athlete’s foot due to its antifungal properties. (Related: 15 Uses And Benefits for Tea Tree Oil Specially For Medicinal Purpose.)
- Tea tree oil prevents mold formation on fruits and vegetables — It is not only beneficial for your health, it can also be used to prevent mold on fruits and vegetables. You can do this by adding the oil to water when rinsing produce to keep them free of molds.
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