Tea tree oil is popular amongst the wellness community for a reason. The biggest advantage to having this in your cabinet is its versatility. Tea tree oil can be found in haircare, skincare, and even household products.
It's also easily accessible and lasts a long time if stored properly. In this blog, we’ve curated six benefits and uses of tea tree oil.
What is tea tree oil?
Melaleuca alternifolia oil (better known as tea tree oil) comes from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree.
Tea tree was used by the aboriginal people of Australia as an antiseptic and herbal medicine. Today we use tea tree oil for similar reasons and have gotten creative with its uses.
Tea tree oil should only be used topically and should not be ingested. It is also on the list of oils that are considered unsafe to use around pets.
When you are using this essential oil be mindful if it is pure or diluted, which can affect its results. We offer 100% organic tea tree oil that you can use for anything mentioned in this post and beyond.
Common uses of tea tree oil
Tea tree oil likely has dozens of unique uses that have yet to be discovered. For now, we will focus on the 6 most common uses of tea tree oil. It doesn't always have to be used alone. Try combining it with your favorite products and see what magic you can make.
Helps to heal wounds
Tea tree oil has healing properties which makes it a great choice for those who want help with minor cuts and wounds. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial benefits can help to speed recovery and prevent infections. Dilute tea tree oil with a safe carrier (oil or lotion) for open wounds since it may be reactive directly on sensitive skin.
Prevent and help reduce acne
Tea tree oil is great for preventing and controlling acne. A study by the medical journal of Australia found it to be better than benzoyl peroxide lotion. Tea tree oil calms inflammation and gets rid of germs. This allows your skin to stay skin clear without harsh chemicals.
Mouthwash and oral health
Popular oral health products like mouthwash and toothpaste may contain tea tree oil. This is because it removes bacteria from your mouth that cause bad breath. Much like peppermint essential oil, tea tree oil is also a natural way to freshen your breath.
Tea tree oil can be mixed in a glass of purified water to make a quick solution. Just be sure not to treat it like any other mouthwash and avoid swallowing any on accident.
While white vinegar has made a name for itself as the perfect all-in-one cleaner, tea tree oil deserves some credit too. Try adding about 20 drops to your homemade cleaner next time. It also has a nice fresh smell that will reduce the strong smell of vinegar.
Stimulates scalp circulation
Tea tree oil is great in combination with other carrier oils. It stimulates your scalp and improves circulation. Apply a few drops of tea tree to oil and gently massage into your scalp for a few minutes. Keep this up for a few months and you will start to see healthier hair as a result.
Tea tree oil has also been known to control dandruff. Using a shampoo and conditioner with tea tree oil can help to combat dandruff, flakiness, and scalp irritation.
Our tea tree favorites
Our tea tree oil blend includes scents like lavender, blue chamomile, and niaouli oil. This rich scent is great for those who love tea tree but like to spice things up. Add this blend to your facial products or DIY home sprays.
Since tea tree is great to use for keeping skin clear, of course, we had to add it to our clay and herbal extract detox mask. Green clay is great for flushing out dirt and oil from your pores.
Ingredients like tea tree help to fight blemishes. While healing botanicals like carrot root extract help to give your skin the soothing it needs. Follow up your mask with one of your favorite Heliotrope moisturizers and enjoy fresh glowing skin.
How do you use tea tree at home?
Tea tree oil is a household must-have all year around. It's versatile, smells good, and is all-natural. As with all essential oils, dilute tea tree essential oil before you use it.
Comment down below on the most surprising use of tea tree oil that we’ve covered today!