What are the downsides to using tea tree oil, if any, and tips for safe storage?
Is tea tree oil toxic? This is the topic of my video, Is tea tree oil safe?. Anecdotal evidence…and suggest that topical use of the oil is relatively safe, and that adverse events are minor, self-limited, and occasional.” However, the published data add some caveats: “It can be toxic if taken in higher doses and can also cause skin irritation at higher concentrations.”
Usually tea tree oil decrease Dermatitis. The researchers injected histamine into the skin of 27 volunteers, the equivalent of being bitten by a fire ant. The use of tea tree oil reduced the swelling and accompanying discoloration – the large, red swollen mark. As you can see in the chart below and at 0:45 in my country videoSwelling and discoloration continuous It gets worse after using a placebo oil, before it finally starts to calm down in about 40 minutes. If you apply half a drop of pure tea tree oil in 20 minutes, it stops inflammation in its tracks and immediately begins to improve.
some people be However, it is sensitive to tea tree oil, and it can lead to a rash, as you can see below and at 1:07 video. this is he is Relatively rare, however, with only about 1 percent of older children or adults having such a reaction. None of the 40 younger children tested had a reaction, which is a good thing, because tea tree oil may. have found In about 5 percent of wipes and diaper lotions.
When they occur, “most reactions are it causes by using pure oil,” so there are recommendations to keep the concentration of tea tree oil products applied to the skin below 1 percent. Furthermore, manufacturers have been advised to consider the use of specific antioxidants and/or packs [such as dark bottles] To reduce exposure to light, “as older oxidizing oils are more likely to cause allergic reactions. Hundreds of different ingredients have been identified in tea tree oil, but the composition changes when the oil is exposed to air, light, moisture, and high temperatures.” With age, the oil acquires a greenish-brown color. , and the viscosity changes, and the smell becomes turpentine-like.” These are all bad signs.
Even ‘fresh’ tea tree oil doesn’t have to be. Swallow, anyway. Two hours before arriving in the pediatric intensive care unit, his “four-year-old mother gave him approximately two teaspoons of 100% pure tea tree oil,” and within 30 minutes, he had trouble walking and soon afterwards fell into a coma. It was noted that the tea tree oil was in a “no baby cap” bottle, but it didn’t matter in this case because the cap wasn’t mother-resistant either.
Similar cases were mentioned in less than two teaspoons, although reported cases of poisoning in adults tend to be involve larger doses. Fortunately, there have been no human deaths from tea tree oil mentionedalthough it was involved In pet deaths when used inappropriately, such as trying to treat fleas. Cats in particular be They are in danger because of their habit of licking their fur.”
In humans, it appears that tea tree oil can be so used Safely “by avoiding ingestion, applying only diluted oil topically and using oil that has been properly stored.”
What about reports of gynecomastia (abnormal breast growth) among young boys exposed to tea tree oil? This is the topic of my video Does tea tree oil have hormonal side effects?.