What Is Tea Tree Essential Oil Used For?

28 Nov

tea tree essential oil benefits and uses

Tea tree oil has a plethora of uses (it’s been traditionally used to alleviate congestion, treat respiratory tract infections and also as an antiseptic agent, insect repellent and anti-fungal agent), it’s this miracle oil’s skincare uses that have us taking note.

With its soothing and disinfecting effects, tea tree oil works wonders on the skin. It can penetrate into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain killing) and wound-healing qualities. It promotes repair of the skin by encouraging the formation of new tissue and is an acne healing wonder drug.

What Is The Tea Tree Essential Oil Used For? Best Ways Of Using Tea Tree Essential Oils are as Follows:

To Treat Sunburns – Mix few drops of tea tree oil with vitamin E, almond  or avocado oil and apply on area to bring immediate pain relief and prevent reddening and blistering. In cases of severe sunburn, however, apply directly to the affected area.

To Ward Off Dandruff – Tea tree oil is also an effective treatment of dandruff – due to its ability to treat Malassezia furfur, the most common cause of the condition. A few drops added to a small sized bottle of baby shampoo also works well to  naturally cure head lice.

To Heal Fungal Infections – As an anti-fungal agent, tea tree oil helps relieve the symptoms of and irritation associated with fungal skin infections such as Athlete’s Foot, jock itch, ringworm, Candida skin infections and other GSDs (otherwise known as “Gross Skin Conditions”).

To Remove Nail Polish Stains – Tea tree oil can also be used on stained finger nails by applying a few drops directly to the finger nail, then buffing the nail until stain is removed. [Read More]

Cleanse Acne – Dab a little bit of Tea Tree on a zit or blemish, and the cleansing properties will have it cleared up in no time.

Treat Diaper Rash – Tea Tree pairs very well with coconut oil, especially when tending to rashes on sensitive bottoms!

Yellow Toenails? – Ugh, no one likes icky yellow toenails! Dab a drop of Tea Tree on it!

Super-Charge Your Body Wash – You know that gunky feeling you get when your soap or cleansing gel just isn’t doing the job? Add a few drops of Tea Tree, and voom. It’ll cleanse like nothing else!

Lighten Skin Tags – A few dabs, and those pesky little tags will dry right up.

Make Deodorant Do Double Duty – If you use an all-natural deodorant, adding a little Tea Tree gives it a brand-new superpower. It’ll make your skin feel even cleaner!

Soothe Dry Scalp – In select amounts, Tea Tree is amazing at soothing scalp dryness.

Combat Those Flakes – Add about 10 drops to any shampoo bottle for a great way to combat those snowy flakes on your shoulder. [1]

Fight Persistent Body Odor – Add a few drops to your deodorant before putting it on or mix a small amount into your baths to combat body odor that just won’t quit.

Make An All-Purpose Cleaner – Most people recommend combining 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. If the smell is too strong for you, reducing the amount of tea tree oil is fine.

Loosen Chest Congestion And Clear Sinuses – Add some drops of tea tree oil to a water vaporizer/humidifier and it will help clear your congestion.

Make Laundry Smell Extra Fresh – A couple drops of tea tree oil in your laundry detergent when will leave your clothes smelling even cleaner.

Use As An Insect-Repellent – Make a spray with a few drops and some water and spray around windows and doors or your outside seating areas to repel bugs.

Scrub Bathroom Tiles and Bathtubs Squeaky Clean – Take the all-purpose cleaner mixture from above and mix kosher salt to effectively scrub tiles and tubs free of grime.

Treat Cuts And Burns – Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties and is great for small skin injuries.

Use As An Anti-Fungal Agent – Fungal infections such as Athlete’s Foot can be treated with tea tree oil.

Clean off Mold – A mixture of water with some drops of tea tree oil can be used to scrub mold off surfaces should you have the misfortune to discover some in your home. [2]


[1] http://thebeautybean.com/skin-2/tea-tree-oil-get-rid-of-acne-more-with-this-wonder-oil

[2] http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/9-uses-for-tea-tree-oil.html

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