I love my essential oils. I can’t tell you how many times over the last few months they have rescued me from one issue or another. With 3 kids and a puppy, someone always has something. The latest adventure was head lice thanks to a certain kindergartner. Tea Tree Essential Oil to the rescue!
What is Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifoliais, is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while. The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere. Tea tree oil is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more.
It should be noted that tea tree oil should not be used on babies younger than 6 months. Tea tree oil should NEVER be ingested and is only to be used as a topical remedy.
Top uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Helps to prevent lice naturally; just add a few drops to your shampoo.
- Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to Aloe Vera or body lotion to help soothe itchiness and discomfort from rashes, bug bites, and sunburn.
- Bath & Tile Cleaner: Can be used as an all-purpose cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with 1-2 tsp. of tea tree oil and the rest of the bottle with water.
- Treats acne.
- A few drops in your pets’ crates or beds keep the fleas away.
- Removes ticks; just add to skin, and the little stinker will usually unlatch.
- Cures toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot.
- Helps remove skin tags.
- Naturally cures bad breath. (Swish some tea tree oil and water in you mouth. – Don’t swallow)
- Has been found as an effective treatment for warts.
- Treats ringworm.
- Treats psoriasis and other skin conditions.
- Relieves asthma or other breathing conditions when a few drops are added to a humidifier.
- Works as as antiseptic on small cuts.
- Relieves earaches; mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 tsp. olive oil, drop mixture into the ear and then remove by tilting head.
- Freshen laundry: Add a few drops in your washing machine to scent your clothes. Also, if you forgot to put the clothes in the dryer, run again with tea tree oil to remove mildew. You can also scent wool dryer balls with tea tree oil.
- Cleans mold: Mix apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil and scrub mold; place outside to sun-dry.
Where to Purchase Tea Tree Essential Oil.
You can purchase Tea Tree (Melaleuca) essential oil through amazon.
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