Today I will be talking some amazing benefits that Tea Tree oil provides. My series about essential oil will continue with the oils I think are great to have in everyone’s medicine cabinet then I will be continuing with other oils that I use often. Please keep in mind the benefits of any essential oil I mention only applies to 100% pure oils.
BOTANICAL NAME: Melaleuca alternifolia
AROMA: Tea Tree has a sweet, antiseptic aroma with layers of mint and spice
COLOR: Colorless to pale yellow clear
PLANT PART: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distilled
BLENDS WELL WITH: Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme
Tea Tree oil is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of the Australian melaleuca tree. Tea Tree must mature for two years before it can be harvested. Having this oil in your medicine cabinet is very beneficial as it can literally help any type of skin skin infection or bacteria, you name it tea tree oil can definitely help. Tea Tree oil has a fresh, camphor-like scent which has a clear to very pale golden color. This is the one essential oil I use all the time because not only does it clear bacterial infections but it can also stimulate the immune system and is effective against viruses and fungi.
A quality Tea Tree oil has the following properties;
- Immune stimulant
Apply a drop undiluted onto the canker sore 2 times a day. If your extra sensitive dilute oil with coconut oil.
Add 20-30 drops of tea tree oil into your regular shampoo.
Dry, Oily or Itchy Scalp
Add several drops of tea tree Oil directly onto hair strands; massage into scalp.
Add a few drops of oil to steaming water and inhale the steam. Gargle with tea tree oil. Do not swallow. Massage on chest and the soles of the feet.
Gently apply over infected area a few times a day.
Massage tea tree oil diluted over the area of concern.
Insect Bites & Stings
Apply several drops of tea tree oil directly onto area of bite or sting to disinfect and to reduce swelling.
Razor Burn/Ingrown Hair
Using a cotton ball or swab, gently apply tea tree oil to the ingrown hair bumps 1-2 times a day.
To prevent infection massage tea tree oil diluted to the tattoo.
Apply tea tree oil directly onto wart with a q-tip.
Apply 1 drop of tea tree oil and 1 drop of lavender oil to 1 tbsp coconut oil and massage over sunburn for fast relief.
Tea Tree oil is always used in my homemade household cleaners. Add a few drops to kill germs and prevent the spread of colds, and the flu virus etc. You can also diffuse it to kill airborne germs.
Mold & Mildew
Tea Tree oil is famously known to kill mold and mildew and by diffusing it in the air can kill airborne germs as well as mold, mildew and fungus.
To kill germs and remove any mildew smells add several drops of tea tree oil to each load of laundry. The oil will clean, disinfect and leave clothes smelling fresher.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Add a drop of tea tree oil to your regular toothpaste.
Most doctors will prescribe certain treatments for head lice which you can also purchase over the counter at a pharmacy. A lot of the ingredients in the medication are very toxic. One of them being is kwell which is a known carcinogen which has shown to cause mutations and cancer in animals. Instead of putting toxins on you or your children massage a mixture of liquid tea tree oil into the scalp and hair. Cover the hair in a warm towel and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Follow by washing the hair with regular shampoo mixed with tea tree oil.
Apply diluted tea tree oil to the warts everyday.
To relieve gum pain apply tea tree oil to the sore gum several times a day.
Apply tea tree directly on the nail that’s infected and cuticle. Leave the oil on nail, but be careful not to touch your eye with your finger.
A trick that won’t leave you calling the exterminator. Insects hate the strong smell of tea tree oil, and they’ll avoid areas where it’s used. Apply some to the point of entry and any hot spots to discourage ants and other unwanted visitor