Did you know tea tree oil (otherwise known as melaleuca oil) is one of the most versatile essential oils for health and wellness? This multi-purpose oil has a range of useful benefits, from natural household cleaning to acne and hair treatments.

With this in mind, we think tea tree oil should be a staple in your essential oil kit. Keep reading as we share 13 amazing ways you can use tea tree oil for health and wellness! Remember, tea tree oil should never be ingested, and should only be used for topical application.

Tea tree oil for natural acne treatment

Do you struggle with problematic skin? Tea tree oil is renowned as being an effective natural treatment for acne and blemishes due to its antibacterial properties. 

Tea tree oil can be applied as a spot treatment for acne, or diluted with coconut oil for sensitive skin. Make sure you use only 100% pure tea tree oil, and do a patch test first before topical application. Our NATTo tea tree oil is certified organic.

Tea tree oil helps to disinfect pores, unblock sebaceous glands and dry out any whiteheads or blackheads. You can also try adding a drop of tea tree oil to your favourite face mask or face scrub as a natural acne-fighting booster! 

Tea tree oil for natural household cleaning

Tea tree oil is an amazing ingredient for natural household cleaning. Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, this versatile oil helps to fight germs and sanitize your home. 

For an all-purpose surface cleaner, simply fill a spray bottle with 250ml white vinegar, 250ml filtered water, and 10 drops of tea tree oil. As always, make sure you do a test patch first!

Tea tree oil to kill mould

As well as all-purpose cleaning, tea tree oil can also be used to kill mould. Simply mix apple cider vinegar with tea tree oil and spray on mould or mildew, before placing outside to dry in the sun.

Tea tree oil for fighting infections

Tea tree oil can act as a natural antiseptic for cuts and grazes due to its antibacterial properties.

To treat minor cuts and scrapes and prevent infections, simple dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply to the affected area as needed.

Tea tree oil for makeup removal

Tea tree oil can help to remove eyeliner, mascara and other stubborn makeup residues. Not only does it act as a gentle makeup remover, it also helps to tone your skin in the process. 

To make your own DIY makeup remover, simply combine 35ml of a carrier oil like coconut oil with 35ml of witch hazel and 5 drops of tea tree oil (be sure to do a skin test first). Apply using a cotton pad to remove makeup.

Tea tree oil for dandruff and dry scalp

Tea tree oil is actually one of the key ingredients in many dandruff-fighting hair treatments, due to its antimicrobial properties. You can simply add a few drops of tea tree oil into your existing shampoo. Let the mixture sit for 3-5 minutes before washing out completely. 

Or, for a nourishing overnight treatment, fill a small bottle with coconut oil and add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil before mixing well. Massage the treatment into your scalp, cover with a shower cap, and wash thoroughly in the morning!

Tea tree oil to freshen laundry

Want to freshen up your laundry without any chemicals? Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to your washing machine to naturally scent your clothes. 

Tea tree oil for head lice 

Tea tree oil can be used for both head lice prevention and treatment. For prevention, add a few drops into shampoo and conditioner for regular use. For treatment, saturate the hair with a tea tree conditioner, and run through the hair with a nit comb.

Tea tree oil to relieve asthma

If you suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions, add a few drops of tea tree oil to a humidifier. Tea tree is renowned for helping to clear airways and improve respiratory health. 

Tea tree oil for Athlete’s Foot 

Studies have actually shown that tea tree oil can help to limit bacteria growth, making it ideal for treating fungal infections like Athletes foot. Simply mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil, and massage into the affected area as needed.

Tea tree oil to soothe sunburn

Tea tree oil is soothing and can reduce blistering and peeling, making it ideal for relieving sunburn. For instant sunburn relief, dilute one part tea tree oil with 10 parts coconut oil. Spread the mixture directly onto affected areas.

Tea tree oil to keep fleas away from pets

Keep fleas and ticks away from your pets by adding a few drops of tea tree oil to their crates or beds. The tea tree oil helps to repel these unwanted insects!

Tea tree oil to remove warts

Do you have a stubborn wart that just won’t disappear? Tea tree oil is often used in alternative medicine, and can be used to fight warts due to its antiviral properties. Simply dilute equal parts tea tree oil and water, and apply directly to the affected area twice a day.

When applying any essential oil topically, it’s important to only use high-quality, 100% pure products. You can check out our range of essential oils including tea tree oil online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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