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5 Uses For Tea Tree Oil

beth March 14, 2013

Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca oil, is a popular oil that is a must have for any natural household. What makes this oil so diverse is the fact that it is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. The oil itself comes from the leaves of the Australian tea tree, the Melaleuca alternifolia and has been used by the locals for decades.

1. Acne

Tea tree oil is great for acne and is actually in many store bought brands (along with a lot of other things your skin doesn”t need).  You can add a little to a Q-tip and apply to the affected areas to reduce the inflammation and help those red bumps fade away.

2. Scalp Issues

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3. Cold or Flu

By adding tea tree oil to a bath it can help fight a cold or flu. If you are having issues with congested that often comes along with colds tea tree can help to break down the mucus build up and help you breath easier.

4. Fungal Infections

Since tea tree oil is anti-fungal it is no surprise that it can heal everything from athletes foot to ringworm. You can add a few drops to a bath or apply with a carrier oil topically.

5. Cleaning

Due to all those amazing properties I mentioned above (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral) tea tree not only is wonderful for getting the bad things out of your body – but for keeping them out of your house all together. It makes a great all purpose cleaner for all surfaces getting rid of germs, bacteria, and mold. Add a few drops to water and clean away.

A Must Have

There are a few oils that have so many uses you almost can”t afford not to have them – tea tree is one of those! From healing your body, to protecting your body, to cleaning your surroundings this oil is diverse enough to do it all. As with all oils, make sure you buy a high quality oil. 

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Beth, thank you for this post! I’m new to essential oils, actually just purchased my first bottle of tea tree oil today. What does it mean to add to a carrier oil and is there a guide to which oils can be applied directly to the skin and which oils can’t?

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    • Hi Patty!

      A carrier oil is another oil that you add that dilutes the essential oil. Popular options are Fractionated Coconut Oil, Regular Organic Coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil. We personally use the first two because I typically have it on hand. As for an overall guide, there are some resources you can find online. Modern Wellness (http://www.modern-wellness.com/) is always a big help for me and Christi is always up to answer and questions you may have. 🙂

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  2. Hello,
    I am a huge fan of essential oils. Tea tree oil is great stuff. In addition to the uses mentioned above, you can use it to dab on burns as an antiseptic, add it to the vaporizer to relieve chest congestion or add some to water in a spray bottle to use as a household cleaning agent. As a cleaner it kills mold and gets rid of the mustiness. It is also good straight up (without carrier oil) to use on insect bites to stop the itchies. I carry tea tree and lavender oils in my purse everywhere I go. There are so many healthy practical uses for them. Thanks for your post Beth!

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  3. EXCELLENT info. I use all tea tree oil based household necessity cleaners. Toxic cleaners that outgas are NO LONGER ALLOWED in my home!! We know that TTO stops MRSA…. what about the newest superbugs??? I’d absolutely stock up guys…….. Linda/RN (210-497-7627)

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  4. Hi Beth,
    Really appreciate your insight regarding the Tea Tree essential oil. It is marvelous!
    Would really be interested in the properties of other essential oils as well.
    Thanks!

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  5. Perfect also for mouth ulcers!!! A drop on the toothbrush or directly on the wound! In 2 days… It’s gone!

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