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Saturday, January 23, 2010

20 Uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil

Here is a GREAT post from Kat @ http://whisperwindfarmhomestead.blogspot.com/ Every home needs to have a little bottle Tea Tree essential oil. Once you start using it you'll wonder how your survived so long w/o it.

And don't forget about my oily skin face wash that I told you about a few weeks ago, made w/Tea Tree essential oil. http://marmeespantry.blogspot.com/2010/01/homemade-facewash-oil-skin.html

Blessings from Ohio...Kim W<><


I use tea tree oil all the time in my home. It is great for just about everything. The smell is a little strong, but diluted you get used to it quickly. So I thought you all would be interested in finding out just how versatile tea tree oil is. Here are 20 different uses for home and 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.

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.


  1. I need to order some pure tea tree! These are some great ideas. I used the Desert Essence tea tree face pads, and so far I really like them! I've had horrible skin after my pregnancy, and they really have made a difference, just in a few days! We'll see if it'll last...

  2. I looooove tea tree oil, and can't imagine life without it!!!



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