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Tea Tree Oil for Stretch Marks

Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is obtained from the leaves of the plant known as Melaleuca alternifolia. The plant is found in New South Wales, Australia. The tea tree oil is clear or is slightly golden in color and has a campheraceous odor. The oil is known to possess medicinal properties that include being an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal lotion. Studies have shown its cosmetic properties as well and therefore it is highly efficient in removing body scars and stretch marks.


One of the Best Remedies for Stretch Marks


Women, with newly born babies, or those, that have lost or gained weight, may find stretch marks on their belly, arms or other parts of body. Mostly these stretch marks are not permanent; but no body likes to have these marks. In a couple of years they are likely to fade away but to speed up the process, and not to get them again, one can use different remedies and tea tree oil is one of the best among them.  


In order to remove the stretch marks totally you will need, tea tree oil, coconut-butter-lotion, and pure Aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera gel and tea tree oil are easily available in drug stores and coconut oil is available in any grocery store. Start the skin-care treatment at the places you have got stretch marks or those parts of the body that are more prone to get these marks. Every morning apply liberally Aloe Vera on the affected parts and rub well so that it gets soaked into the skin. While applying, it may feel sticky but it does not feel that sticky once the skin has soaked it. During the day you can use coconut oil.  


Before you go to bed, apply a good amount of tea tree oil on the affected area every night. Rub it thoroughly and be sure that it goes in the skin well. Tea tree oil should be rubbed only in the night as it comes with very strong smell. Many people, that can not stand the smell, add some curd or honey to it. Continue this process until you get the desired results. The results start showing within three weeks and many people that used tea tree oil regularly have found that stretch marks have practically disappeared.   


Side Effects and Safety Notes


As a word of caution, tea tree oil should be used in the diluted form as pure tea tree oil could cause reactions. The oil should never be swallowed as it is toxic and may cause confusion, drowsiness, coma, hallucinations, weakness, diarrhea, stomach upset and a host of other problems. Children and pets should be kept away from the oil.

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