Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a pale yellow color to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
This inexpensive essential oil has diverse usefulness and health benefits. It is one of the 10 Essential Oils You Need to Own and should’ve included in your family’s medicinal kit or inside your medicine cabinet.
Tea tree oil is know for its antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties. It is use to help treat rashes, burns, dandruff, head lice, athlete’s foot, scabies, yeast infections, canker sores, other skin infections and much more. But it’s not beneficial to use this oil on babies younger than 6 months.
If you want to learn other uses, the KeeperoftheHome shares 25 Uses for Tea Tree Oil. It says tea tree oil…
1. Helps heal and soothe sunburns.
2. Heals skin infections naturally.
3. Relieves itchiness from rashes as well as helps reduce rashes.
4. Can be used as an all-purpose cleaner
5. Treats acne.
6. Helps to prevent lice naturally; just add a few drops to your shampoo.
7. A few drops in your pets’ crates or beds keep the fleas away.
8. Removes ticks
9. Cures toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot.
10. Helps remove skin tags.
11. Naturally cures bad breath.
12. Can be used in a homemade toothpaste recipe.
13. Has been found as an effective treatment for warts.
14. Soothes insect bites.
15. Treats ringworm.
16. Treats psoriasis and other skin conditions.
17. Relieves asthma or other breathing conditions when a few drops are added to a humidifier.
18. Works as as antiseptic on small cuts.
19. Keeps your bathroom fresh.
20. Relieves earaches
21. Freshen laundry
22. Helps freshen carpet.
23. Can be used in several homemade kitchen cleaners.
24. Cleans mold: Mix apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil and scrub mold; place outside to sun-dry.
25. Can be used in a homemade natural deodorant.