Tea Tree oil, also known as melaleuca, is derived mainly from Australia and has been widely used there for over 100 years.
Tea Tree can be used for many different purposes. It is a strong antimicrobial and can be used in a natural DIY cleaner to help eliminate germs and bacteria from your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, workplace and more. Tea Tree is a great natural cleaner for mold and when used in a diffuser can help reduce the chances of mold appearing in the first place. It can be added to your laundry to help eliminate bacteria from your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh.
Being an antimicrobial it is beneficial in treating cuts, wounds, boils, and cold sores. Tea Tree also has antifungal properties making it a good natural treatment for athlete’s foot, toenail fungal infections or foot odor. It can be mix with coconut oil and applied to feet or added to a foot bath with Himalayan or dead sea salt. It can also be used as deodorant to eliminate bacteria that cause body odor.
Tea Tree is great for oral health. It helps to eliminate bacteria that cause bad breath, soothes inflammation, reduce or eliminate bleeding gums and slow down tooth decay. You can add tea tree oil to coconut oil and baking soda for your own mouth-cleaning product (make sure your oil is edible).
Skin and Hair Care
Tea Tree oil can be used to treat cuts, wounds or sores. When added to coconut oil it can sooth Psoriasis and Eczema. Tea Tree is a very useful essential oil for anyone with oily skin or acne. Just a small amount on acne will dry it up within a short period of time. It is also great for hair and scalp, eliminating bacteria and soothing flaking scalp, reduces dandruff and treats lice.
Tea Tree Oil Blends Well With
Geranium, clary sage, lavender, lemon, myrrh, rosemary, rosewood, thyme and frankincense.