75 Extraordinary Uses for Tea Tree Oil

  •  Air Freshener: Add a few drops to your diffuser and diffuse throughout the day or soak cotton balls in tea tree oil and keep them stored in a container, so when gross smells occur from cooking or general odor in a household, you can then take out the cotton balls and place in the center of the room or house, (like you would with potpourri) and then the tea tree will naturally counteract the odor and freshen the air. Much healthier than shop-bought air fresheners!
  •  Allergies: To treat allergies naturally, massage diluted tea tree oil onto the chest, abdomen or the reflex points of the feet.
  • Arthritis: To ease the pain that occurs with the swelling of arthritis, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to two ounces of grapeseed or other carrier oil of your choice. Then massage onto the affected area two to three times daily.
  • Asthma: Add a few drops of oil to a pot of water and heat until boiling point on the stove. Once the water has boiled, take the pot off the heat and drape a towel over your head and lean over, placing your head over the pot and breathe in for a few minutes. This will also provide a nice facial steam treatment!
  •  Athlete’s Foot: Clean feet thoroughly, paying particular attention to toes. Apply a light coating of tea tree oil to the affected area 2-3 times a day, and continue to apply it for two weeks after signs of the infection have disappeared to make sure the fungus is eradicated. If your skin is sensitive, add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil or other carrier oil and massage into feet and between toes on a daily basis.
  • Baby Care: Keep your diaper pail squeaky clean and fresh by spraying it with tea tree oil mixed in with water. Many parents also report success with applying 5 drops tea tree oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil for diaper rash.
  • Bacterial Infections: Massage the oil onto the affected area (dilute with base oil if your skin is sensitive) or add a few drops to a bath.
  • Bad Breath: Mix together one ounce water and one drop oil in a small cup, then swish the solution around your mouth for around 30 seconds. Do not swallow as tea tree oil is toxic when taken by mouth!
2 of 8

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *