Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree. In the eighteenth century there were sailors who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. There are many tea tree uses and benefits and one way I use it daily is with my shampoo. I add one drop to my shampoo to keep away the itchies! Read on to find out more tea tree oil uses.
Tea Tree Uses
Tea tree oil is derived from the tea tree plant, Melaleuca alternifolia, and is native to Australia. Indigenous Australian people have used the oil to treat skin issues since they first made a poultice of the leaves and covered their skin with the homeopathic remedy. There are so many health benefits of essential oils that help issues of the body.
Tea tree oil is commonly used in soaps, cosmetics and cleaning products as you can use Tea Tree oil to cleanse and refresh your skin.
There are many tea tree uses that help the body because of the healing properties in tea tree oil that help with skin issues.
- Problem Skin
- Manicure/Pedicure Treatment
- Scalp Treatment
- Baby Care
- Laundry Freshener
- Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- Pest Control
- Mold & Stain Remover
- Toothbrush Cleaner
I love how the science always backs up tea tree oil as an AMAZING gift from nature. I always try to provide my readers with the scientific proof of how and why tea tree oil works so well.
It’s an inexpensive natural alternative to chemical-based skin and nail treatments, personal care products and disinfectants, among other things.
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Tea Tree Antiseptic Ointment helps to clean and clear wounds, keeping infection out and thus aiding healing, plus it helps to promote faster healing.
Homemade Bug Balm with Tea Tree Oil keeps bugs away when you are outside.
Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil), an essential oil, has demonstrated promising efficacy in treating these infections. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as a botanical medicine, and has only in recent decades surfaced in the scientific literature as a promising adjunctive wound treatment.
– American Journal of Infection Control
Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak revives tired, aching feet after a long day.
You can make a simple Tea Tree Oil Body Wash using castile soap and say goodbye to chemicals and toxins on your body.
This Homemade Face Scrub with Tea Tree Oil for Acne draws out all of the toxins and dirt and leaves skin clean.
Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff relieves the itchiness as well as the flakes.
I use this Homemade Natural Tick Repellent Tea Tree Oil on my family as well as my dog and we don’t see any ticks!