The Surprising Uses for Tea Tree Oil


First and foremost, I am in no way prescribing Tea Tree Oil for any Health Conditions. This blog post is simply to give you insight into what Tea Tree Oil can be used for. If you have any concerns or questions about this oil please speak to your Doctor or a qualified Aromatherapist before use. The Academy of LivingReiki Therapies will not be held responsible if you use this oil and suffer from any adverse side effects.


When it comes to the best essential oils, tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) is one of the most versatile essential oils on the market. Its scent is spicy, woodsy even slightly medicinal, but it offers a great wealth of therapeutic uses. The many uses for tea tree oil are vast and surprising. So if you are wondering how to use tea tree oil, this article will help you discover all the different ways you can use the very versatile oil. Tea Tree is from the myrtle family, and these plants are known for their topical soothing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.


A study in 2012 published on the National Library of Medicine further promoted the benefits of tea tree oil’s uses on skin conditions. Specifically, this study tested tea tree oil on ocular itching. The study concluded using tea tree oil reduced demodox counts and significantly improved participants symptoms. Below we outline the most popular uses and applications for  organic tea tree essential oil:


Skin Issues (Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Chicken Pox Sores). Tea tree oil can be used directly at full concentration on skin blemishes such as acne. It can also be added to liquid soap when washing the affected area to speed healing and reduce scarring.


Cell Renewal. Another great use for tea tree oil unlocks it’s regenerative properties, so adding a few drops to a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut can help to repair dull, dry skin and promote cell regeneration.


Sunburn. Add tea tree oil has a great use when added to aloe-based gels or lotions for sunburn relief. Equal parts tea tree oil and vitamin E oil can help as well.


Minor Cuts and Scrapes, Burns, Warts, Cold Sores, Insect Bites or Stings. Apply tea tree oil directly to the wound or bite to relieve minor pain, burning and itching. Promotes faster healing and reduces scarring. Reapply several times daily.


Poison Plant Rashes (Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac, etc.) and Skin Allergies. Soothes itchy skin. Apply oil directly to the affected area or mix with equal parts of a carrier (olive oil, grapeseed oil or alcohol-free massage oil) or a soothing lotion or cream.


Nail Fungus, Athlete’s Foot, Corns, Blisters. Massage tea tree oil into nail beds and affected areas. You may also soak in a foot bath of 15 drops of tea tree oil in warm water for about 15 minutes daily.


Dandruff, Itchy Scalp, Lice Repellent. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo or massage it directly into the scalp.


Gum Disease, Toothaches. Although the taste is not great, a couple drops of tea tree oil in your toothpaste can relieve minor oral pain and infection.


Other Applications: Relieves candida, flu, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis,urethritis, whooping cough. Tea tree oil is a wonderful disinfectant and can be used for safe cleaning of pet bedding, disinfecting floors and household surfaces and makes a great natural bug repellant for the home.


Natural Pesticide Recipe: Combine 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle with simple tap water. Shake well and use on doorway entries, around windows, behind appliances and as a general cleaner anywhere insects may enter the home. Tea tree oil is safe for pets and easy on our enviroment.


Note: Skin sensitivity can vary in people. Use tea tree oil sparingly at first to make sure you are not allergic to it. You may consider a skin test with an allergist if you are prone to allergic reactions. In fact the uses for tea tree oil seem to be endless, Good Housekeeping has discovered 13 more ways this miracle oil can help us Tune Up our healthy home and body.

Clearly, the uses for pure tea tree essential oil are numerous. It is one of the best essential oils around. When it comes to aromatherapy essential oils with skin healing properties, it’s hard to beat organic tea tree essential oil. According to Heathlinethe quality of tea tree oil is very important. Look for Thereapeutic Grade A organic oil when applying to skin. Essential oils are a gift from mother nature, tea tree oil is a certainly a stand out.