Here at Flow Cosmetics, we love tea tree oil! A first aid to many ailments, such as a colds, yeast infections, athlete’s foot, infected cuts, dandruff, cold sores, warts, and spots, there’s not much tea tree oil can’t take care of.
This organic essential oil is so highly versatile it belongs in every beauty’s first aid kit and bathroom countertop.
Meet Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil goes by another name too: melaleuca. Melaleuca oil or tea tree oil is one of those essential oils you certainly want to have within your essential oil collection. Not only can this essential oil be an effective cleaning oil for when you’re tidying up your home, tea tree oil can work wonders on your skin and scalp too. Tea tree oil also boosts the immune system and kills bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi, while simultaneously invigorating and clearing the mind.
The Wonderful, Jack-Of-All-Trades Essential Oil
Slowly but surely, tea tree oil is gaining in popularity, mostly due to its healing and therapeutic properties. First and foremost, tea tree oil is known for its potent antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. (Bye, bye germs!) When you’re cleaning your countertops or trying to zap away bacteria on your skin that can lead to acne and breakouts, tea tree oil is one of the oils you can turn to.
Witch hazel and tea tree oil in tandem are a powerful natural formula to clear up spots and pimples on your face. Research proves that a witch hazel and tea tree oil solution can work as well as benzoyl peroxide, an anti-acne ingredient found in leading drugstore brands that can severely dry out the skin and lead to high levels of inflammation.
Other Surprising Uses for Tea Tree Oil
Besides all of the anti-inflammation and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil, there are a handful of other surprising uses for this miraculous oils.
- Combined with honey, tea tree oil can also work wonders lightening and helping to fade away scars
- With a carrier oil, tea tree can help relieve and eliminate dry skin
- Tea tree oil in olive oil doubles as a makeup remover (note: avoid using tea tree oil for eye makeup remover)
- For a safer toner, combine water and tea tree oil (A good rule of thumb is for every 25mL, use 10 drops of tea tree oil)
- Helps prevent infections and stop the growth of bacteria
- Use tea tree oil as a deodorant
- To prevent dry skin and eczema
- To combat oily skin
- To eliminate itchy skin
- To promote healing for wounds
- To encourage oral health
- If you have young, school-aged children in your family, incorporating tea tree essential oils into your child’s shampoo routine is a practical and safe solution for keeping lice at bay. Add two to three drops of tea tree oil into the shampoo dispensed into the palm of the hand. Massage shampoo into the child’s hair and rinse normally. Lavender and peppermint essential oils are other potent oils that are capable of killing lice. Take a read of our post of Naturally Getting Rid Of Lice.
If you’re looking to avoid skin breakouts, consider these tips and tricks:
- To keep skin clear, clean, and fresh, wash your face in the morning and in the evening
- Avoid breakouts by cleaning dirty makeup brushes each week
- Incorporate tea tree oil as needed
To stock up on your own bottle of tea tree oil, you can shop our Organic Tea Tree Essential oil here.