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Tea Tree Essential Oil
by britten thompson
Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the mostly widely used Essential Oils, & its uses are extremely varied. The oil comes from the steam distillation of the Melaleuca tree which is native to Australia. The oil is typically clear in colour & has a very strong medicinal odour.
The healing power of Tea Tree Oil has lead to it being touted as a "medicine cabinet in a bottle". It has anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. Tea Tree has also been shown to boost the immune system, & is a helpful astringent for oily skin (like, REALLY effective for oily & acne-prone skin). It is also a useful household cleaner, especially when blended with a fresh-smelling citrus Essential Oil.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Heal your skin with tea tree essential oil
For oily skin, Tea Tree Essential Oil can be used, undiluted, directly on your skin. Dab a cotton ball with a few drops of oil & use on acne-affected areas, or the oiliest areas of you skin. For sensitive skin, try diluting the Tea Tree into a jojoba carrier oil, or grapeseed oil.
Disinfect with tea tree essential oil
Tea Tree is a natural antiseptic, rub a few drops into cuts, minor burns, or abrasions, to prevent infection.
Prevent cold and flus with tea tree essential oil
Diffusing Tea Tree Essential Oil in your home during cold & flu season can help keep your household free of germs & keep illnesses at bay.
Treat chest congestion with tea tree essential oil
Diffusing Tea Tree Oil can also help to loosen chest congestion.
Prevent lice with tea tree essential oil
Adding Tea Tree to your shampoo can prevent the spread of lice. If you are trying to get rid of an existing lice infestation, blend Tea Tree Essential Oil with Lavender Essential Oil & add roughly 40-60 drops of the blend to your shampoo.
Deodorise naturally with tea tree essential oil
Diluting Tea Tree Essential Oil into a carrier oil such a coconut oil or olive oil & adding it to your bath can reduce the smell of persistent body odour.
Treat minor burns with tea tree essential oil
Diluting Tea Tree into a nourishing carrier oil such as Coconut oil & then applying it to a sun burn will help with pain & itchiness. Tea Tree Essential Oil will also help your burn heal faster.
Disinfect your home with tea tree essential oil
You can create an all-purpose surface cleaner for your home by combining water, rubbing alcohol, & Tea Tree Essential Oil in a spray bottle.
Clean your laundry with tea tree essential oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil can be added to your laundry to help rid your clothing of tough odours & stains. This is especially useful for gym & sporting attire.
Get rid of mould with tea tree essential oil
Mixing Tea Tree with water in a spray bottle is an affective way of getting rid of mould.
Repel insects with tea tree essential oil
Diffusing Tea Tree Oil in the backyard is a very effective insect repellant. You can also mix it with water & spray it directly onto the skin to keep bugs from biting. For a more potent mixture, add Lavender Essential Oil.
Treat inflammation with tea tree essential oil
Tea Tree Oil can be added to skin creams, diluted into a carrier oil, or applied directly to your skin if you have any kind of skin inflammation such as eczema or dermatitis. The oil will keep infections out, help to relieve itchiness, & speed up the healing process.
BLENDING WITH tea tree ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea tree essential oil has a strong antiseptic essential oil that blends well with almost all other essential oils including eucalyptus, lavender and thyme. For a powerfully disinfecting blend, combine tea tree essential oil with cinnamon and thyme. Keep scrolling for even more tea tree essential oil recipes.
What is your favourite tea tree essential oil blend? Let us know here and we’ll share your recipe on The Essential Life blog.
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