Tea Tree Essential Oil can be used to make natural beauty, health, and cleansing products without the use of any dangerous chemicals.
The following are 13 basic ways to use tea tree essential oil at home.
#1. Manage Acne
One of the most common uses of tea tree essential oil today is in skincare products, as it is considered one of the most effective home remedies for acne.
You can mix 5 drops of pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of honey as a mild face cleanser. Simply apply the mixture all over your face, leave it on for a minute, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
#2. Improve Psoriasis and Eczema
Tea tree essential oil helps relieve many types of skin inflammation, including use as a natural eczema treatment and to improve psoriasis.
Simply mix one teaspoon of coconut oil with 5 drops of tea tree essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil to make your own skin lotion or body wash.
#3. Promote Hair Health
Tea tree essential oil has proven to be very beneficial to the health of the hair and scalp. Like coconut oil, tea tree essential oil is known to soothe dryness, improve scalp flaking, and remove dandruff.
To make your own tea tree oil shampoo, mix a few drops of tea tree oil with aloe vera gel, coconut milk, and other essential oils such as lavender oil.
#4. Get Rid of Head Lice (Natural Remedies)
Use this remedy to get rid of head lice naturally
- Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon each of ylang ylang and tea tree essential oils.
- Applied the mixture to the scalp and massaged thoroughly.
- Comb through your hair with a fine-toothed comb, cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for two hours.
- Then comb your hair again and rinse off the oil.
- Mix two cups of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water in a spray bottle and spray on the scalp until the scalp is completely soaked, then rinse and comb the hair again.
- The last step is to apply a small amount of coconut oil without rinsing (blow drying is fine).
The above process needs to be repeated every 5 to 10 days for several weeks to ensure that all lice and eggs are killed. Continue combing your hair with a fine-toothed comb and use coconut oil as a no-rinse conditioner.
#5. Natural Household Cleaners
Another wonderful way to use tea tree essential oil is as a household cleaner. Tea tree essential oil has powerful antibacterial activity and can kill harmful bacteria in your home.
To make your own tea tree essential oil cleaner, mix 5-10 drops of tea tree essential oil, water, vinegar, and 5-10 drops of lemon essential oil. Then use it on your cabinets, kitchen utensils, showers, toilets, and sinks.
#6. Laundry Freshener
Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial properties, making it a natural laundry freshener, especially if your laundry is moldy.
Simply add 5 to 10 drops of tea tree to your laundry detergent. You can also use a mixture of tea tree essential oil, vinegar, and water to clean fabrics, carpets, or sports equipment.
#7. Fight Toenail Fungus and Tinea Pedis
Tea Tree essential oil has the ability to kill parasites and fungal infections and is an excellent choice for treating nail fungus (onychomycosis), athlete's foot, and other conditions.
With a clean cotton swab, apply 2 to 5 undiluted drops of tea tree essential oil to the affected area. For stubborn fungus, consider mixing it with natural antifungal oregano essential oil.
Tea tree essential oil has also been shown to be beneficial in healing and eliminating warts, so simply apply a few drops of tea tree essential oil directly to the affected area once or twice a day for 30 days.
#8. Improve Foot Odor
This is another great example of the antibacterial activity of tea tree essential oil. If you are having trouble with smelly feet or always have a bad smell coming from your shoes, tea tree essential oil is a great way to get rid of it.
For smelly feet, mix about half a teaspoon of coconut oil with 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil and apply it to your feet.
You can also try a recipe for a homemade exfoliating foot scrub oil to smooth your feet. To eliminate the odor inside your shoes, put 5 to 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into a spray bottle filled with half a bottle of water and shake well to spray the inside of your shoes. This also works for sports equipment.
#9. Kill Mold
A common problem that many people experience in their homes is mold infections, often without even realizing it. Sometimes, when people are exposed to this toxin in their homes, they may even begin to experience black mold symptoms. Consider getting an aromatherapy diffuser that diffuses tea tree essential oil into the air in your home to kill mold and other harmful bacteria.
In addition, you can spray tea tree essential oil multipurpose cleaner on your shower curtain, washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet to kill mold and other bacteria.
#10. Natural DIY Deodorant
Another important reason to use tea tree essential oil is to eliminate body odor. Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial properties and can destroy bacteria on the skin that cause body odor. You can make your own deodorant by mixing a few drops of tea tree essential oil with coconut oil and baking soda. (Yes, you can see the many uses for coconut oil and baking soda too!)
#11. Care Wound
Tea tree essential oil is an ideal ingredient for homemade wound ointments because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. If needed, make sure to wash the wound with water and hydrogen peroxide (also known as hydrogen peroxide, a disinfectant for medical surfaces), then apply 1 to 3 drops of tea tree oil and cover the wound with a bandage to help ward off infection.
#12. Natural Insect Repellent
Not only does tea tree essential oil act as a natural insect repellent, but it also helps to relieve the skin of mosquito bites. Because insect repellents often contain toxic chemicals, using a natural option like tea tree oil is gentler on your skin.
Just add 2 to 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to a spray bottle half-filled with water and spray on your skin, or mix 2 to 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it on your skin before you leave home. If you do get an insect bite, add 2 to 3 drops of tea tree to a clean cotton ball and apply to the affected area.
#13. Cough Relief
To relieve a cough caused by the common cold or other respiratory ailments, spray (incense) 5 drops of essential oil at home, or inhale tea tree oil directly from the bottle, or mix 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to the chest, neck, and back.
Above all, tea tree oil has so many magic applications and easy to use at home. It is definitely a great item that you need to have on hand.
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