Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, January 23, 2010

20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

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.


Marmee's Pantry said...

Yippee skippee! Another person who uses & loves Tea Tree Oil! lol I use this in so much, many of the things you mentioned. My favorite is my face wash (which I wrote about on my blog a few weeks ago). I'm almost 51 yrs old & my face & hair are as oily as they were in my teens. And...unfortunately for them...our DD's inherited it. :-/

So, after some researching, I stared making my (our) own facewash. I haven't had acne SINCE! And 1 of my DDs completely cleared up her back acne! In a old pump facewash dispenser I mix liquid Castile Soap (my despenser hold 7-8oz), 20 drops of tea tree oil, 20 drips of lavender oil & 10 drops of rosemary oil. These essential oils are all anit-bacterial. DO NOT use to remove eye make-up!!

If you don't mind, you have such a great list here, I'm going to put it on my blog...crediting you, of course. :-)

Blessings from Ohio...Kim W<><

Kat said...

I love your facewash recipe. I think I will link to it in a blog so that more will see the recipe than here in the comments section. Feel free to use the list, but don't credit me. I copied it from somewhere and had it in my files on my computer. One of those things that I forgot about until cleaning up my files. I don't remember where I even copied it from. I am glad that I found it though because there were several things on the list that I didn't know about or had not tried. Wish I could credit where I got it, but unfortunately I cant remember.