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10 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil

If you had a good think back to your childhood, what was the first essential oil you were introduced to? For me, it was Tea Tree Essential Oil. This oil is so versatile, it could be added to nearly any product from cleaning to hair products, it gets the job done. It is so old that the Bundjalung Aboriginal people from the coast of New South Wales would use the leaves to cool their skin. Tea Tree Oil is sometimes referred to as Melaleuca oil, either way, it is extremely popular worldwide for all the benefits it provides. Below are 10 of the best ways to use Tea Tree Essential Oil?

#1 HairCare

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One common use of Tea Tree essential oil is for haircare. Using a small amount of diluted, with a carrier oil like almond oil, massage into the base of your hair. This can help prevent the build-up of chemicals and dead skin. This Awesome Oil is a natural and gentle solution that can also be used in a DIY Hair Detangler and Natural Shampoo.

#2 Dandruff

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Continuing with the hair theme, Tea Tree essential oil is also very effective in combat against dandruff. Many dandruff products in the local shop will include Tea Tree essential oil in the ingredients. Although there is little published research on tea tree oil’s effectiveness in treating dandruff, one controlled study suggests that it may be helpful.

Instead of buying expensive solutions from the shop, try adding a few drops of tea tree essential oil into your shampoo and test it out.

#3 Acne Treatment

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This awesome essential oil can also be used against pimples and acne. My mum used to give me the tea tree oil bottle and tell me to put them on my pimples. The oil literally dried the pimples out and helped them heal faster! You will see a lot of skin care products that will include Tea Tree essential oil because it is so natural and effective. In 2007 there was a study testing how effective tea tree oil was for treatment of mild to moderate acne and the results displayed a significant difference between the subjects who used tea tree oil and the subjects that used a placebo.

#4 Hand Sanitizer

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Tea Tree essential oil can also be used as a natural hand sanitizer. A study from 2006 concluded that Tea Tree Oil kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness.

There are many recipes you can use to make your own, here is one you can try out today.


#5 Insect Repellant

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Insects can be annoying at the best of times, but Tea Tree Oil can also be an effective insect repellant. A study from 2014 found that in 24 hours after being treated with tea tree oil, cows had 61% fewer flies than cows not treated with tea tree oil.

#6 Insect Bites

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Fighting insect bites is also something that Tea Tree does very well. We go camping a lot and my daughter is just one of those people that mosquitos and ants… let's just say she gets bitten a lot…Tea Tree oil helps us a lot when we go away. In 2012 there was a study about tea tree preventing itching in the eyes better than certain medications. I do not suggest putting tea tree oil in your eyes but the trial did show how effective Tea Tree can be. I would suggest placing a couple of drops onto the bite if the tea tree is 100%. Tea Tree can also be added to a bath or diluted in a spray bottle with water.

#7 Natural Deoderant

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Sweat doesn’t actually smell, it is the bacteria combined with your sweat glands that produce the underarm smell. Tea Tree oil has antibacterial properties so it fights smelly bacteria. To maintain fresh-smelling underarms, apply one drop of Tea Tree oil or roll a small amount of doTERRA Touch Tea Tree to the underarms for a naturally sourced deodorant.

#8 Antiseptic for Minor Cuts and Scrapes

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Due to Tea Tree Essential Oil's antiseptic qualities, it has the ability to treat and disinfect minor cuts and scrapes to avoid infection. Again in the shops, you will see many products which include tea tree oil for wound treatment. Combine Tea Tree Oil with unfractionated coconut oil and apply a small about to the injury and cover the wound. This will need to be repeated once or twice daily until a scab has formed.

#9 Household Cleaner

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This Essential Oil also makes a terrific all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes surfaces. The extra bonus is that it doesn’t leave behind a chemical smell afterward. Below is a recipe for a natural, general-purpose cleaner:

5-10 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil

1 Cup of water

1 cup of apple cider vinegar

#10  Fungal Infection

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Fungal nail infections are very common. Although they are not dangerous that do not look great and can sometime be painful. There a many chemical medications to treat nail fungus, but Tea Tree Essential Oil has been shown to be an effective natural treatment. You can use a few drops of tea tree essential oil alone or mix with coconut oil and apply it to the affected area. You could also soak the nail to get that extra boost. Just be sure to wash your hands immediately after touching the area to avoid spreading the fungus.

Phew, here are just 10 of the best ways to use the awesome, powerful Tea Tree Essential Oils. Thank you so much if you are still reading...

Look, I could probably go on as there are so many more, such as cradle cap, clothes wash, sinus infection, disinfect yoga mats, and even removing ticks….It is amazing just how many ways natural essential oils can help in our lives.

Like always I recommend less is more, especially if you use doTERRA, it is very strong. Also, I would recommend doing a skin test as in some cases it can cause skin irritation.

Tea Tree Essential oils cannot be digested, please keep them out of reach of children.

As you can see, Tea Tree Essential Oil can be used in so many ways there is no wonder it is in so many products. I encourage you to buy/ try some today and see how many ways you can use Tea Tree Essential Oil.

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Have fun in your self-healing journey!

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