Product Type: Lanes Vitamins & Minerals
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Lanes 100& Tea Tree Oil
Member Name: Ninski1
Lanes 100& Tea Tree Oil
Advantages: Versatile oil
Disadvantages: Other brands can be cheaper
I have a vast collection of herbal remedies and essential oils that I use for a variety of different reasons and I find that Tea Tree Oil is one the oils that I will always have in my cupboard as it has a number of uses and always helps with what ever ailment I maybe treating. As with most essential oils, this should not be ingested and it is also not tested on animals.
The Lanes 100% Tea Tree comes packaged in a simple dark glass bottle that has a white plastic twist of cap that on first use has a security ring around it to ensure the product has not been tampered with in anyway; this is very easy to remove. The bottle is also contained with a cardboard box when you first purchase it. The Tea Tree oil comes in a 10ml bottle and can be widely purchased from stores such as Tesco for around £4.55, Amazon, more expensive at around £7.50 and a number of independent health stores, which is where is picked my up from for £5.25 (May 2013). The bottle has a small and easy to use dropper dispenser that lets you easily control the number of drops of the Tea Tree that you want to use at any given time; this also does not leak or clog.
Tea Tree oil has a very strong and distinctive smell, like pine, herbs and menthol.
Tea Tree essential oil has many beneficial uses and is considered to be an antiseptic oil that provides anti bacterial and anti fungal benefits. It is therefore useful in the treatment of things such as body odour; insect bites and also using the tea tree as a insect repellent, it is also good for dandruff and dry scalps, spots, insect bites and it can also be used to treat sinus problems, coughs and colds and, as it is so versatile you can use it as a cleaning product. It can also be mixed with carrier oils such as sweet almond oil in small quantities so you can then apply it to sensitive skin for treatments. My husband also uses tea tree oil on cold sores, by putting one drop on a cotton bud and dabbing it onto the cold sore, this helps to dry it out, prevent infection, as it in an antibacterial essential oil and will help remove the cold sore over a few days.
I tend to use the Tea Tree oil to help with my dry scalp, I add three to for drops of the oil to my normal shampoo and use a normal, I find this not only makes my scalp less dry but it also leaves my hair a little softer. In addition , I use the tea tree oil on the odd spot, simply by dabbing a drop onto the spot using a cotton bud, this, as with the cold sore method, dries up the spot and prevents infection.
I also sometimes burn a little of the oil in an oil burner when I have a cold or cough and I find that it will ease my congestion a little. A 10ml bottle tend to last me for a few months, though I probably use more of the oil in the winter time. I have use other tea tree oil brands and too be honest they all seem very similar, though, overall I would recommend this product to others as it works well, is natural, has a number of beneficial properties and, if you shop around you can get it at a reasonable price.
Summary: Has many uses and works well