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20 Amazing Tea Tree Oil Benefits for Health

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree. There are many tea tree oil benefits and tea tree oil uses and one way I use it daily is with my shampoo to keep my scalp healthy.

20 amazing tea tree oil benefits

Tea Tree Oil Benefits

Tea Tree oil benefits date back centuries as people used to use this as medicine for all of their ailments!

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It the 1700s, the British navy was in Australia and they found small shrubs with thick and sticky leaves surrounded by water. The locals in this area considered the water to have medicinal powers – the leaves fell in the water and the water absorbed the healing powers of the tea tree leaves.

Tea tree oil is one of the important elements of any survival kit or first aid kit.

When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete’s foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.

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Tea tree oil should not be taken orally. If swallowed, it can cause serious symptoms.

Why Tea Tree Oil?

I love tea tree oil! It is one of my very favorite essential oils and I use it for so many things. Studies have shown that tea tree oil kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, including E. coli, pneumonia and the flu.

Tea tree oil is also AMAZING for the skin. Besides fighting bacteria, it also has healing properties that helps with cuts, scrapes and redness.

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Major Tea Tree Oil Benefits and Uses

Arthritis
To reduce the swelling and the pain of arthritis, add about 20 drops of the oil to 2 ounces of any carrier oil. Massage the affected area 3 times, a day.

Read more Home Remedies for Arthritis

Athelete’s Foot
Apply the oil directly between the toes and dust them with cornstarch, once for every two weeks to get rid of athlete’s foot. Add a few drops of the oil to any carrier oil to massage the feet and the toe, daily.

Diaper Smell
Mix the oil with water and spray it over the diaper pail to keep it clean and fresh.

Mouthwash
It has antibacterial effects, which would keep you away from a lot of infections. Use one drop of oil in one ounce of water and use it as a mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

Bladder Infections
Bladder infections can be treated by adding 10 to 15 drops to the bath and washing the areas carefully.

Burns
A few drops mixed in a teaspoon of honey can be added to the minor burns after washing them in cold running water. For heavy burns, do not apply the oil.

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Tea tree oil wound ointment


Chest Congestion
Massage your chest with 10 drops of oil in one ounce of carrier oil to reduce the bronchial congestion.

Bunions
For reducing the effect of bunions, add five drops of oil to the carrier oil and massage the area. Massage the areas affected by calluses and corns with 5 drops of oil in one tablespoon of carrier oil. Do it twice a day till the corns are soft enough to be removed with tweezers. Add a few drops of oil to the area after removing the corn and then, cover with a bandage.

Canker Sores
For canker sores, rub the area with a cotton swab soaked in two drops of the oil, twice a day. Add two drops of oil to your regular lip balm and apply it to the lips, to reduce the effect of chapped lips.

Chicken Pox
To reduce the chicken pox blisters, apply the drop on the blisters and allow them to dry. Later, dust them with cornstarch. Do this once an hour, till the blisters disappear.

Bug Bites
For chigger bites, apply the oil directly on the affected area. Add two drops of the oil to the cotton swab and apply it to the cold sores. Do it, 3 times per day.

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Tea Tree Oil Bug Balm Ointment


Coughing
For coughs, add 10 drops of the oil to the steamer with water and use it for 5 minutes.

Read more natural cough remedies.

Earaches
To fight earache and ear infection, add 2 drops of oil to 2 tablespoons of warm olive oil. Using a dropper, add one or two drops into the affected ear. Use cotton to absorb the extra oil. Do not add the concentrated oil into the ear.

Read more Home Remedies for Earache.

Eczema
For eczema, add 10 drops of the oil to any carrier oil and massage it on the affected area.

Read more home remedies for eczema.
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Gout
For gout, add 10 drops of the oil to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil and massage it on the affected area.

Read more Home Remedies for Gout.

Laryngitis
For laryngitis, add 5 drops of the oil and a pinch of salt to the water. Use it for gargling. Do not swallow it.

Mosquito Repellent
It can be used as a mosquito repellent and also to reduce the inflammation and itching, caused by the mosquito bites.

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Muscle Pain
To reduce muscle pain, add 15 drops of the oil to half a cup of Epsom salt and add it to your bath. You can also apply the oil with any carrier oil on the areas with pain and massage it gently.

Nail Fungus
Add two drops of oil over the nails and the surrounding area to reduce and cure the nail fungus. Let it dry and do not touch anything till the oil is not dried off.

Warts
To reduce wart, add 2 drops of oil to the affected area for 3 times, daily. For psoriasis, add 10 drops of oil to one tablespoon of carrier oil and apply it to the affected area.

How do you know your tea tree oil is good quality?

The oil has an acrid, camphorous and astringent scent similar to that of the eucalyptus. If it smells like melted rubber, then it is of low purity.

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Sources
Evans, Sanford. Tea Tree Oil: Discover The Amazing Healing, Beauty, and Detox Secrets Of Tea Tree Oil

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Amber Ferguson

Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Thank you so much for sharing these great uses for tea tree oil at TFT. I am happy to feature you this week. Have a great weekend! https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/welcoming-spring-at-thursday-favorite-things/

Natalia

Saturday 16th of March 2019

Great list of uses! This is one of my favorite essential oils.

Roseann Hampton

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Great list of uses - I also use it in my homemade deodorant! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party - this will be one of my features this Saturday!