The Benefits and Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree is like the aspirin of the oil world: it cures and does everything. Here are just a few uses for tea tree oil!

Health and Healing

  • Clears up a sore throat (add a drop to 4-6 oz water and gargle)
  • Kills fungus and ringworm (mix with a carrier oil and apply topically) 
  • Helps with Headaches (diffuse for aromatherapy, or put in a hot bath)
  • Heals minor cuts and scrapes (apply topically. You can dilute with a carrier if you have sensitive skin)
  • Alleviates itching from bug bites 
  • Eases psoriasis (mix with a carrier like Coconut or Rosehip oil)
  • Helps kill acne and heal from the scaring
  • Pulls aches and pains out of sore muscles (put a few drops in a hot bath)
  • Kills head-lice (add a few drops to your shampoo, and then mix with a carrier and use as conditioner)
  • Heals sunburns (mix with a carrier and apply topically)
  • Kills yeast infections (consult your doctor before using vaginally. Remember, not all oils are created equal!)

In the Home

  • Pest repellent (diffuse, or mix with water in a spray bottle and spray)
  • Deodorant for trash cans or stinky corners (put a few drops in the bottom of your trash can, or mix with water and spray down the area that stinks)
  • All purpose cleaner (mix with water and vinegar in a spray bottle)
  • Clean up your washing machine (run an empty load with 15-20 drops of oil)

Here are a few TTO options I recommend. If you don't know where to start with essential oils, check out this article on how to get started!

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