Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil- The Natural Multi-use Medication and Household Product

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifornia. This is not the same as the tea leaves that make your tea. Instead this oil is an anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic, and antibacterial natural "medication". Tea tree oil is all natural and therefore commonly used over man-made substances. Tea tree oil can be found on it's own or in products such as lotions, creams, shampoos, acne treatments and soaps.

Tea Tree Oil does have a strong smell that some people may find unpleasant.


Benefits of Tea Tree Oil


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immuno-stimulant
  • Cleans
  • Repairs wounds

Human Uses For Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree is often referred to as a "cure all" alternative medicine. As it has numerous medical uses such as;

  • Dandruff
  • Nail Fungus
  • Lice
  • Abrasions
  • Bad breath
  • Chicken Pox
  • Ringworm
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Boils
  • Yeast infection
  • Ringworm
  • Acne
  • and so on.....

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Household Uses For Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil also has quite a few uses around the house such as;

  • An all purpose cleaner. A few drops of tea tree oil can be added to a mixture of hot water. Vinegar can also be added to this mix. All you have to do is spray and wipe.
  • An insect repellent. Add a few drops to water in a spray bottle. Then spray yourself and the area around you.
  • A few drops of tea tree oil can be added to your washing machine. This will not only disinfect your machine but freshen your clothes as well.
  • It can be used as a shampoo. Add 11/2 tsp. to a mixture of 1/2 tsp of light vegetable oil, 1/4 c. of water and 1/2c. of liquid Castile soap.
  • You can add a few drops to your dishes in the sink or your dishwasher.
  • Once again the list can go on.....

Tea Tree Oil Safety

Although tea tree oil is natural and rarely causes and allergic reaction. If you don't already know how your skin reacts to tea tree oil. Please check a small area on your skin before use. Common allergic reactions to tea tree oil are not usually serious and usually results in a rash.

Keep away from your children and pets. Tea tree oil must not be ingested. And can be quite toxic to animals, especially cats.

Do not use tea tree oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Avoid contact with eyes.

This article does not replace any medical advice.

My famous line "Bring out the tea tree oil. I am sure it will fix this!"

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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