3.02.2011

Do You Know: Tea Tree Oil!




I was watching Dr. Oz today and he was saying how much he loves Tea Tree Oil, so I decided to research the top 20 uses for Tea Tree Oil. I am excited to explore all of the uses!  

Kathi Keville of HowStuffWorks.com says this oil is often called a “medicine cabinet in a bottle” and is “effective against bacteria, fungi, and viruses and stimulates the immune system.” 


For Health


1. Use a dab to treat acne.
2. An anti-fungal for treating Athlete’s Foot, eczema, various yeast infections, etc.
3. An antiseptic to be used on cuts and burns.
4. An anti-viral: it may lessen the symptoms of colds and flu. Try using a few drops in the bath.
5. Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion.
6. Add a small amount to shampoo to 
destroy head lice.
7. A small amount added to your bath can help with persistent body odor.
8. 
Treating sinus infection.
9. 
For dandruff and dry scalp.
10. In the form of 
aromatherapy, tea tree oil is used to treat colds, persistent coughs, acne, toothaches, and sunburn.
For Cleaning
11. To create an all-purpose cleaner, combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.
12. 
Another version would be 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of Murphy’s oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil.
13. Mix the above solution with kosher salt to scrub bathtub and bathroom tiles.
14. Add a few drops to dishwasher dispenser, then fill with a 
green dishwashing soap.
15. A few drops added to each load of laundry leave your clothes smelling cleaner.
16. Control mold with a tea tree oil/water spray.
17. 
Remove mustiness with that same tea tree oil/water spray.
18. To keep germs at bay, spray it on high chairs, car seats, and other high traffic spots.
19. 15 drops in a quart of water can be an effective insect repellent.
20. Be sure to take some with you when 
hiking and camping to put directly on insect bites or blisters.   









Two important notes, courtesy of Sheila Shaigany: 1) 




Make sure it comes in a dark glass bottle with a dropper. This will prevent light from shining in and reducing the oil’s potency, 2) 











Do NOT ingest it orally












                                                                                                     
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