Don't think you would ever use it? After you see my top 20 list, you might think again!
- Soothes and heals Sunburns - add 8-10 drops to some coconut oil and gently rub onto to your sunburn.
- Heals skin infections - bed sores, cysts, boils - apply a couple drops daily to the affected area.
- Treats Acne - rub a drop or 2 onto that nasty pimple and watch it disappear.
- Prevents Lice - add a few drops to your kids bath water or your shampoo to help keep those nasty bugs away.
- Removes Ticks - drop pure oil onto the tick, wait to minutes and remove. Make sure to apply some oil to the puncture too.
- Antiseptic - use on small cuts or abrasions
- Treats Ringworm
- Soothes Insect Bites
- Warts - soak a cotton ball with Tea Tree Oil and secure it with duct tape to the wart before bed. Remove in the morning and repeat nightly until the wart turns black.
- Toenail Fungus/ Athlete's Foot - apply daily for 1-2 months
- All-Purpose Cleaner - add 1-2 tsp of oil to a spray bottle and fill the rest with water. Use to clean counters, yoga mats, desks, high chairs, car seats etc.
- Canker Sores - add 1-2 drops to a cotton swab and place on sore twice daily
- Dandruff - add 20-30 drops to any shampoo or add a few drops directly to scalp and massage after washing.
- Laundry Boost - add 1/2 tsp to washing machine when doing a load of towels or other mold prone fabrics.
- Ingrown Hairs
- Colds - add 10 drops of Tea Tree oil to a warm vapourizer and place in your room overnight.
- Skin Tags
- Insect Repellent - 15 drops added to a quart of water can work as an effective bug spray.
- Control Mold - add 2 tsp to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray on problem areas and do not rinse.
- Pest Control - ants and other pests don't like Tea Tree Oil, so place a few drops at the point of entry or try wiping out kitchen cupboards with a Tea Tree Oil/water solution to keeps ants away.
And remember, all essential oils can be quite potent. Undiluted Tea Tree Oil can cause itchiness, irritation, and redness on sensitive skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, it is always safer to dilute the oil in another base oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.
What's your favourite Tea Tree Oil use?
Disclaimer: Although I am passionate about natural health care, I am not a medical professional. This post is for educational and entertainment purposes only.