Tea tree oil (otherwise known as melaleuca oil) is one of the most useful essential oils, best known for its versatile benefits for beauty, health and wellness.

From natural household cleaning to acne and hair treatments, tea tree oil should be a staple in your essential oil kit. Not only is tea tree oil a powerful disinfectant, but it’s also gentle enough for topical application, too.

Today we wanted to share 7 amazing ways you can use tea tree oil for health, wellness and so much more. Keep reading for our favourite tea tree oil uses and benefits for the home!

Tea tree oil for natural acne treatment

If you struggle with skin breakouts and blemishes, tea tree oil has long been praised as one of the best natural treatments for clearer skin 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. The tea tree oil will help to disinfect pores, unblock sebaceous glands and dry out any whiteheads or blackheads.

You can also try adding a drop or two 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

Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, tea tree oil is an amazing ingredient for germ-fighting natural household cleaning.

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 for fighting infections

Tea tree oil can act as a natural antiseptic for cuts and grazes to help prevent infections from occurring due to its antibacterial properties.

To treat minor cuts and scrapes, 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

To remove stubborn eyeliner and mascara, tea tree oil is a gentle makeup remover with the added benefit of toning your skin, but without the abrasive chemicals. Tea tree oil helps to remove any dirt and oil from pores, leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

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, and be sure to 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 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 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.

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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