Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can be used in countless ways. It can be used as an anti-fungal treatment, a topical antiseptic, and can help reduce infection. Tea tree oil is always used topically and is not to be ingested. It’s also not for use on babies six months and under.We’ve gathered up some of our favorite uses for tea tree oil below.
Uses for Tea Tree Oil
Heals Cuts and Burns – Tea tree oil can be used to help heal cuts and burns. To help aid in the healing process, apply using a cotton ball to the cut or burn.
Pink Eye – Pink eye is highly contagious and very painful. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a used tea bag and apply to your closed eyelid for approximately 20 minutes. You can repeat this several times a day to help aid healing and relieve the pain.
Laundry Freshener – Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your washing machine to kill any organisms which may bring mold and mildew. It will also give your laundry a nice fresh scent!
Acne – If you have trouble with acne, whether an adult or teenager, try applying a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton swab applied to the spot. Most acne products dry your skin, but tea tree oil won’t. If you have sensitive skin, you can also dilute it with olive oil first.
Boils – If you have ever had a boil, you know how painful they can be! Try cleaning the area well and placing a warm compress on it. Leave on for about 5 minutes and then apply a few drops of tea tree oil to the affected area. This should help bring the boil to the surface. It may take several applications to see improvement.
Bug Be Gone – Bugs and the smell of tea tree oil do not get along! Use tea tree oil anywhere bugs are trying to enter to quickly deter them.
Mosquito Bites – Relieve the itching of a mosquito bite by applying tea tree oil directly to the bite.
Psoriasis – Try blending, and applying, a tablespoon of olive oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil to affected area 2 or 3 times daily.
Warts – Apply a couple of drops of tea tree oil directly onto the wart. If you have sensitive skin, again, you may dilute with a little olive oil.
Mold – Use tea tree oil to kill the fungus of mold. Just combine one drop tea tree oil to a cup of water and spray onto the area where mold is growing. It should kill the fungus and remove some of the staining. Use weekly in your bathroom if you have stubborn wet areas (like the shower and tub) to keep mold at bay.
Toothbrush Cleaner – Use tea tree oil to clean your toothbrush. Strange, but yes. Your toothbrush is in one of the dirtiest rooms in the house. Plus, it gathers germs from your mouth. Clean with tea tree oil by rubbing a few drops onto the bristles and then rising well.
All Purpose Cleaner – For an all purpose cleaner for your kitchen and bathroom, combine 2 teaspoons tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a a spray bottle.
As you can see, there are so many uses and we have barely just begun to list them! I’m sure you will quickly fall in love with tea tree oil too! You can find tea tree oil at many health food stores and on Amazon.
What other uses for tea tree oil have you heard of?? We would love for you to share in the comment below!