Tea Tree Oil { Benefits & Uses }

by Claire Minnaar



These days, tea tree oil is an key active ingredient in many ointments and solutions – not surprising, when you consider this extensive list of benefits and uses!

  • Helps soothe harsh sunburns and reduce the pain thereof.
  • Clears up skin infections and conditions such as acne and eczema, naturally.
  • Reduces the swelling and itchiness associated with insect bites and rashes.
  • Natural head lice repellent – simply add a couple of drops to your shampoo.
  • Ideal first aid treatment when going bush-wacking – for instance, when applied to a tick, the insect will release its hold.
  • Acts as anti-fungal treatment, healing ailments like toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot.
  • Helps cure halitosis and bad breath – dilute with water and gargle after brushing.
  • Boasts anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Clears the air passage, especially after chest infections, bronchitis or asthma. Stir tea tree oil into boiling water and inhale the steam.
  • Has the ability to sooth and heal earache. Simply mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and pour into the ear.

In and around the house, tea tree oil can be used to:

  • Make clean laundry smell extra fresh – add a few drops to your washing detergent.
  • Freshen the carpet – spray with water diluted tea tree oil to get that dank or moldy winter smell out.
  • Clean mold – mix a couple of drops with apple cider vinegar and use it to scrub mold.
  • Freshen the air – dilute a tablespoon of tea tree oil with water and pour into a spray bottle.
  • Keep fleas at bay – spray pets’ beds and areas of the home with diluted oil.

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