Tea Tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia or Melaleuca oil, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils.
Tea Tree essential oil has been used for its beauty benefits. It can help maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Beyond its beauty benefits, Tea Tree oil also possesses powerful cleansing properties, making it a popular addition to homemade household cleaners, air fresheners, and linen sprays.
Tea Tree is one of those must have oils that no home should be without.
Tea Tree benefits:
Helps maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp
Reduces the appearance of blemishes
Is skin cleansing and can help maintain healthy-looking skin
Helps eliminate musky odors
Helps maintain the appearance of healthy skin and toenails.
May work as a naturally derived deodorant
Has relaxing and calming properties
May support a worry-free outlook
Cleanses and soothes minor skin irritations
Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun
Enhances the appearance of a youthful complexion
Supports aging skin
How to use Tea Tree essential oil:
Add a few drops to water or witch hazel in a small spray bottle to refresh linens and towels.
Add a few drops to fingertips for an invigorating scalp massage.
Diffuse to eliminate stale or unpleasant odors in the home.
Diffuse to relax as part of your bedtime routine
Add to coconut or carrier oils for a refreshing foot rub.
Combine with citrus scents for a natural deodorant.
Use Tea Tree’s cleansing properties for homemade soaps and moisturizers.
Apply to skin as part of your nighttime routine.
Comb through hair for added shine and freshness.
Apply to feet and toenails when needed.
Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Add to your favorite lotion or hair care products.
Too Much Sun Spray
25 drops Lavender oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
Aloe Vera Jell 1 tablespoon
Add to spray bottle filled with 4 oz purified Water.
Shake well before use. Spray over body as needed after a day in the sun.
Feels great chilly!
Essential Oil Deodorant
3 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS beeswax pellets
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
1 vitamin E capsule
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Lavender oil
1 empty 2.65 oz deodorant container
Combine coconut and beeswax pellets in a heat proof glass bowl or glass measuring cup. Place bowl or measuring cup in a saucepan filled with
an inch of water. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Stir in corn starch, baking soda and one vitamin E capsule. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Quickly pour mixture into an empty deodorant container.
Wait for mixture to harden and cool completely before using.
Arrow root powder is a great substitute for cornstarch!
Boo Boo Spray
5 drops Lavender oil
3 drops Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
2 drops Cypress oil
2 oz (or 1/4 cup) witch hazel
8 oz (or 1 cup) distilled water
Add the oils and witch hazel to 8 ounces of distilled water and shake vigorously. Put in a spray bottle.
Spray on minor boo boos to cleanse and soothe before applying bandage. Repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 days.
Mixed with water or vinegar, essential oils can help clean many surfaces in your home and leave the area smelling wonderful! Tea Tree, Lemon,
Grapefruit, Eucalyptus radiata, Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary essential oils are especially effective!
To naturally clean the toilet, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the bowl followed with 1/2 cup of baking soda. This will cause a fizzing reaction. Add 5-10 drops of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil. Let sit for 5 minutes, then scrub.