Tea Tree Oil is an important essential oil to have in your home! It's uses are pretty amazing! Who would have thought that something so powerful would come in such a small package? It's been thought that Aborigines of Australia have used the leaves from the Malaleuca Tree (which produces tea tree oil) in their medicines for centuries! Isn't it amazing how right some of the ancient remedies can be?
Here are 11 great uses for Tea Tree Oil!
Lice – Lice are nasty little creatures! They are such a pain to get rid of, but Tea Tree Oil can help! Add 20 drops to 2 tablespoons of shampoo and massage into your scalp. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times a day until the lice eggs are gone (and make sure to use a fine-tooth comb to get rid of any eggs as well!)
By adding to your shampoo you can also keep from getting lice! So if you get a letter from your child's school saying that they have had a case in your child's class, this should be your first line of defense! We
Dandruff – As if lice prevention wasn't a good enough reason to add to your bottle of shampoo! Add 20-30 drops to your shampoo to ward of dandruff! (I'm sure you have noticed some high end hair products that contain tea tree oil! Now you know why!)
Blisters – Blisters can hurt and they can take a while to heal! Wash the blister and add tea tree oil to it to help it to heal more quickly.
Minor Cuts – Clean the cut well and apply a few drops directly. If you need a bandage, add a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball and put on the wound. Put the bandage on the top. (Lavender oil is also good for minor cuts and scrapes)
Disinfecting – Tea Tree oil is the ingredient that provides the disinfecting in my homemade toilet bowl cleaner. Aside from that, you can add about 20 drops to a cup of water in a spray bottle and use it to spray down toys, lawn chairs and more!
Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs – Ouch! Ingrown hairs are horrible! Place 1-2 drops directly on the ingrown hair and repeat every two hairs until the infection and ingrown hair is gone!
Hangnail? – Hangnails can hurt and be a nuisance! Dab tea tree oil directly on the nail and it will act as an antibacterial agent and help to heal your nail!
Bugs Got You Down? – You can make your own bug repellent with Tea Tree Oil! (Who knew right?!) Add 15 drops to 1 quart of water and spray for a bug free evening!
Congestion – If you have a vaporizer add tea tree essential oil to help loosen chest congestion. Getting rid of the congestion is the first step in getting well!
Remove Mold – Mold can be a serious problem! Add 10 drops to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray on the mold problem areas. Do not wipe or rinse. The tea tree oil will go to work killing the mold.
Acne – Tea tree oil is great for helping to treat acne. Just a drop on your blemish to help it to disappear!
Tea tree oil is a great essential oil to have! It's uses are so versatile making it a great oil to keep on hand! Do you have any other ways to use tea tree oil?
Find out more about Essential Oils on my Getting Started With Essential Oils post and be sure to check back as I share more awesome uses for the Essential Oils that are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit! Don't forget that you can get a free Essential Oils Reference Book when you purchase a Premium Starter Kit!Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.