Tea tree essential oil is versatile and can provide various benefits for everyday use and health. Here are some of the best ways to use tea tree essential oil:
For skincare: Tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and treat acne and soothe skin irritations. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular face wash or lotion, dilute it with a carrier oil, and apply it to the affected area.
As a natural cleaner: Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and can be used to clean surfaces around your home. Mix 10-15 drops of tea tree oil with water and vinegar in a spray bottle to clean countertops, sinks, and other surfaces.
For hair care: Tea tree oil can help soothe a dry, itchy scalp and may even help prevent dandruff. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil, and massage it into your scalp. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before shampooing as usual.
To freshen up your laundry: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your laundry detergent to help kill bacteria and freshen up your clothes.
For respiratory health: Tea tree oil has antiseptic and expectorant properties that may help relieve congestion and improve respiratory health. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a diffuser or humidifier to help clear the airways.
To soothe insect bites: Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties that may help soothe insect bites and reduce itching. Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with carrier oil and apply it to the affected area.
Always dilute tea tree oil with carrier oil before applying it to the skin or using it in a diffuser, as it can be irritating when undiluted. Avoid ingesting tea tree oil and keep it away from children and pets. If you have concerns about using tea tree oil, consult a healthcare professional or aromatherapist.
We name this essential oil first aid because of its historical uses in the Bundjalung Indigenous Tribe of Australia. It was the go-to oil to cure all sorts of illnesses and sicknesses. It remains the go-to oil for sores, cuts, burns, infections, etc. First aid scent is a fresh and minty scent that makes the oil a must-have. As its name says, it is needed in any first aid kit.
How to use Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Bath and shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits.
- Massage, diluted for physical ailments.
- Neat application
- Compression for stiff muscles.
- Household cleaning products.
Tea Tree Essential Oil Properties
Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia