I discovered tea tree rather late. I discovered it when I decided to let my hair grow naturally. I wanted a way for my hair to grow, without harmful shampoos and conditioners. Everything – literally everything – that I was using on my head up until then was drenched with preservatives (parabens), detergents, fragrances, and other nasty crap.
When I decided to let my hair grow without any manipulation or interference, it came at a welcomed price – namely, getting rid of almost everything in my shower, and replacing it with actual natural products.
The first thing I had to figure out was shampoo. I wasn’t going to let my hair go unwashed. I sought out products which are all herbal, ideally organic, and I happened across many shampoos with tea tree oil in them. I got online and went to work.
What I found out was like discovering plutonium by accident. It is something which has had an effect on not my hair and my shower routine, but also on my life in general. Tea tree was a pathway to many kinds of essential oils, which I now use regularly. I hold this particular one a place in my heart (and hair), because it was the first one that I started using in my newfound routine.
I use tea tree for soothing muscles, getting rid of fungus, smoothening dried skin, repelling mosquitoes, and even when I have a cold. Put a few drops into a plastic sandwich bag or designated inhaler, and inhale deeply. It can really help clear your sinuses and open up those health chakras.
The tea tree itself comes from Australia. Leave it up to the Aboriginals to have all the good stuff tucked away down there. In the beginning of the 20th century, word of the tea tree oil’s antiseptic and antifungal properties began to get around, and the rest, as they say, is history.
These days, you can find tea tree in many products (some more natural than others). Remember that it takes more than just inserting random essential oils into a product, for it to be declared natural. Don’t believe everything you read online. Critical thinking is always important, even – maybe especially – when reviewing a list of ingredients.
If you need a chemist or pharmacist to decipher the contents of your shampoo, perhaps it time to consider moving to a clearer way of life. Treeological is the term I coined for this transition of going from chemical based products to completely natural ones. The purpose of this site is to show you the reader that there are healthier alternatives to the products you use