Everyday Uses For Tea Tree Oil

May 25, 2015
Happy Monday! I wanted to focus on a simple, all natural, inexpensive item that you can keep in your homes and use for multiple purposes. The first thing that came to mind was Melaleuca, an oil popularly known as Tea Tree Oil.
Tea tree oil is purifying. It promotes cleansing and a healthy immune system and can be used as an antiseptic. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the melaleuca leaves made from a shrub like tree found along streams and swampy area’s in Australia. It has been used for centuries to heal cuts, wounds, and skin infections. So lets talk about a few ways to start incorporating it into your everyday lifestyle.
It naturally cures bad breath
Swish half a cup of water with a few drops of tea tree oil after you floss in the morning and at night. Gargle and push it through your teeth to get the full effect. I prefer this over the harsh mouth wash that you’ll find in the grocery store. It can also help if you have a sore throat to do this with lukewarm water.
Freshen up your laundry
Add a few drops in your washing machine to give your clothes a really nice, fresh smell. You can add a few drops to a wool dryer ball as well.
It’s an all purpose surface cleaner
Mix 20-25 drops of tea tree oil with 1/4 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Be sure to shake this well and then spray it on your countertops and wipe them down with a clean cloth.
Heal acne prone skin
Mix 2 drops of tea tree oil on a cotton pad along with 4 drops of vitamin E oil or coconut oil. Apply this as a gentle toner every morning and night to loosen up blocked oil and dirt from your pores. Your skin will appreciate the break from heavy night creams and you’ll get a nice glow. You can also use it as a spot treatment, but test it out first to make sure that your skin isn’t too sensitive for it. You can also mix 5 drops of tea tree oil with 2 teaspoons of raw honey to make a face wash. Put it on your face and rub it gently, keep it on for 2 minutes, then rinse off and gently pat your face dry.
Hair treatment
I add a few drops of tea tree oil to my shampoo. It helps with dandruff, removes excess oil, and breaks up buildup from shampoo. I love doing this in the Summer. It gives your scalp a really clean, tingly feeling and your hair will feel really, really clean. Try this after a day at the pool to get rid of the chlorine smell.
Nail treatment
Put 2 drops in vitamin E oil and coconut oil and rub it on your nails and cuticles. This will help with flakey nails, dry cuticles, and is known to help with athletes foot and nail fungus.
The options are endless with Tea Tree Oil. Do you have any other ways that you like to use it? I’d love to hear your idea’s!
Coach Bailey

One response to “Everyday Uses For Tea Tree Oil”

  1. Mary Rice says:

    I’m going to get some tea tree oil and give it a try.

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