Tea Tree Essential Oil – Benefits and Uses

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)


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Aroma

  • Potent, warm, spicy,

Attributes

  • Cleansing
  • Purifying
  • Renewing
  • Uplifting

Benefits

  • Antibacterial
  • Acts as a deodorizer
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Helps heal wounds and fight infections
  • Anti-viral
  • Helps to boost your body’s immunity
  • Balances oily hair and scalp, fighting dandruff
  • Balances oily skin and fights bacteria, helping to reduce acne and blemishes
  • Diffuse or inhale to clear congestion

Uses

  • Use in DIY toothpaste, mouthwash, and deodorant
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner
  • Use in face wash, moisturizer, or exfoliator
  • Add a few drops to homemade cleaning products to boost their effectiveness

Dilution

  • Always dilute essential oils as they are very potent.
  • Use at 2% dilution
  • Do not ingest
  •  Try a spot test before using Tea Tree essential oil. It is commonly used neat (undiluted) on the skin, but if you have sensitive skin, dilute it. Otherwise it may irritate your skin.
  • If used topically, dilute with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil). These carrier oils are needed to prevent the essential oil from evaporating into the air and losing potency. As an added bonus, many carrier oils are extremely beneficial for the skin as well.

Cautions

  • Essential oils are NEVER to be ingested
  • Use with caution (consult with doctor) on children under 12
  • Always store essential oils and products that contain essential oils in airtight containers, otherwise they will lose their potency

Essential oils are very concentrated and should be used with care. We recommend learning about each essential oil before use in order to fully benefit from them.
Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have pre-existing health conditions. Keep away from children and pets.


Curtis, S. (2016). Essential oils: All-natural remedies and recipes for your mind, body, and home. NY, NY: DK Publishing.

 

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