It has been widely used for almost 5,000 years by Asian countries as a stimulant, an astringent, a diuretic, for treating flatulence, for regulating body temperature, for promoting digestion, and for improving mental and heart health.
Extraction of the Green Tea Essential Oil
Green tea leaves are cold-pressed for the essential oil to be extracted. After being air dried, the seeds are then pressed into an oil press. The press then releases a golden colored oil, which is the green tea essential oil.
It has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties, which makes it one of the most common oils that are used as ingredients for cosmetics, creams, soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, lotions, perfumes, and massage oils.
It is also used in aromatherapy as a therapeutic oil.
Drops of the green tea essential oil can be added to a warm bath for relaxation, or it can be diffused through an electric oil diffuser to set the environment.
It is also used to make candles and potpourri because of its soothing smell.
The oil can be used for cooking.
The green tea essential oil can relax the muscles that support the bronchial tubes, which can lessen the severity of an asthma attack.
Green tea is believed to have properties that protect against cancer.
Green tea can protect the liver.
The oil can fight the flu virus.
It can prevent the skin from having wrinkles by inhibiting the breakdown of collagen.
It can interfere with blood thinning medication, so a health care expert’s advice should be seeked out first.
It can also interfere with absorption of other medicines.
Pregnant women and women who are nursing are not recommended to apply and consume the green tea essential oil, unless otherwise advised by a health care professional.