Tea tree oil (known to some as ‘melaleuca’), is well-known throughout Australia because of its amazing ability to treat wounds. But it also has strong antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil is able to execute a rather large number of bacteria, viruses and fungi, making it an essential oil that should belong in everyone’s medicine cabinet.
During the 1940s, tea tree oil slowly became known, as the go-to antiseptic and Australian World War II soldiers were given tea tree oil in their first aid kits. In the modern days, tea tree oil uses are numerous and even include making homemade cleaning products.
As of today, a very large number of scientific studies refer to tea tree oil’s antimicrobial properties. Along with describing why tea tree oil is so effective, the following diseases can be treated with it:
- Cold sores
- Fungal infections
- Bad breath
- Head lice
- Itchy insect bites
Further more, it can be used as a/an:
- Acne face wash
- Laundry freshener
- Insect repellant
- Natural deodorant
- Removes mold
- Household cleaner
Here are the top three uses for tea tree oil:
1. Cure for Acne
One of the most common uses for tea tree oil today is in skin care products, including home remedies for acne. You can make a face wash out of it by mixing five drops of tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey.
2. Hair Health
Tea tree oil is quite beneficial for the health of your hair and scalp. To make your very own homemade tea tree oil shampoo, mix it in with aloe vera gel, coconut milk and other essential oils like lavender oil, for example.
3. Cleaning Product
To make a homemade tea tree oil cleaner, mix it with water, vinegar and lemon essential oil, which is an amazing addition to the mixture.