Tea Tree oil....aka Melaleuca oil

Tea Tree oil....aka Melaleuca oil

What better way to finish a month of ghouls and gobblins then with an herb that is not edible?! Boo! And where on Earth did this month go? Once October enters the rest of the year is a landslide of activities too busy to keep up with. That being said, let’s move onto to Tea Tree oil and it’s benefits.

While Tea Tree oil has many benefits it is better not consumed.  Tea Tree oil is a native to the North East coast of New South Wales, Australia. Hmm, I like it already.

As wikipedia states “Tea tree oil has beneficial properties when applied topically, including antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral action, and is also believed to have beneficial cosmetic properties. One study has shown a 5% tea tree oil solution to be more effective than commercial medications against the scabies mite in an in vitro situation.”

Tea Tree oil is used in many shampoo’s, soaps, toothpaste, deodorant, and anti-itch creams. It is used for ear infections, yeast infections, lice and dandruff, cuts and congestion. Potent stuff!

 

Tea Tree

Tea Tree

Like so many of the oils we have covered this year, they have many fabulous medicinal and environmental effects. The skin applications for tea tree oil are too many to write about here but we will add a few recipes to add to your collection of already anti-fungal, antiviral uses.

 

ANTI ITCH REMEDY

10 drops Lavender

10 drops Tea Tree

Put 5 drops of the blend in a quart of water. Add 1 cup of salt and soak your feet for a good twenty minutes.

FOOT SPRITZ

10 drops Lavender

10 drops Peppermint

10 drops Rosemary

10 drops Tea Tree

Mix all oils together. Spray inside your sneakers, or mats. I like to spray a little on my kitchen mat.

TOOTHACHE REMEDY

2 drops Chamomile

7 drops Tea Tree

Mix oils together; put 1 drop of the blend on your fingertip and tub on the gum.

Housecleaning Recipes

10 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree

Tea Tree

6 oz spray bottle filled with purified water

Mix together and place in spray bottle. Spray bathroom walls, floors, sinks, etc. It will smell like a rain forest and look like one if you happen to have plants in yours!

Happy Tea Tree Trails!

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