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11 Life-changing Uses of Tea Tree Oil

11 Life-changing Uses of Tea Tree Oil

There’s an Aussie miracle cure that has been grabbing its share of attention lately. Meghan Markle, who will soon join the ranks of British royalty as Prince Harry's bride, has been quite candid about the details of her beauty regimen, which includes her use of Tea Tree Oil. This Australian natural oil, which comes from the evergreen leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, is a popular treatment used to clear blemishes, treat pimples and deal with bites.

A staple of aboriginal bush medicine, Tea Tree Oil is a potent natural sanitizer and anti-fungal solution. With so many uses, this “all-natural” little Aussie stalwart truly deserves a permanent spot in every kitchen and medicine cabinet.

Around the Home

  • Multi-purpose Cleaner — If you want to make your own multi-purpose cleaner, then you can hardly go wrong with Tea Tree Oil. Just add a few drops in a spray bottle containing equal parts of vinegar and water, and you have in your hands a powerful cleaner. While the vinegar and water dissolve dirt and muck, the Tea Tree Oil will kill bacteria, virus and fungi. This home-made concoction is a very safe alternative to sanitize and disinfect your home.
  • Use the mixture to clean, disinfect and deodorise sweaty gym equipment, contaminated kitchen counters, grimy children’s toys and even soap scum from tiles.
  • By adding more Tea Tree Oil into the mix, you’ll end up creating a powerful insecticide which you can use to ward off those nasty little buggers. Even better, did you know that if you use a stronger concentration of Tea Tree Oil, you can also get rid of nasty mould and mildew?

 

Health

  • Acne— Say goodbye to acne treatments that are heavily laden with harsh chemicals. All you need is just a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to clear out your zit problems in a zip! There are actually several ways to treat acne using Tea Tree Oil. Refer to THIS SITE to find out more.
  • Skin Care — Aside from acne, Tea Tree Oil is a staple in a lady’s vanity case. For one thing, it can be used as an effective makeup remover. But more importantly, tea tree is said to have marvellous effects on blemishes, age spots and wrinkles. Tea Tree Oil has powerful antioxidant properties which will help make your skin look young and smooth.
  • Scalp Treatment — Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to your shampoo the next time you wash your hair. Tea Tree Oil removes shampoo build-up and eliminates lice and dandruff. It also helps to make your scalp healthier, thereby preventing hair loss.
  • Treatment of Cuts and Abrasions — Tea Tree Oil has strong disinfecting properties that make it an effective treatment for an assortment of wounds including cuts and abrasions. Dilute in water and apply to the wound.
  • Expectorant — Rub Tea Tree Oil on the patient’s chest to soothe colds, cough, bronchitis, and congestion. You can also sprinkle a few drops on pillows to help cure respiratory problems while the patient sleeps.
  • Ear Infections — In case of ear infections, just blend a few drops of Tea Tree Oil with a tablespoon of virgin olive oil, and then apply a few drops to the affected ear. This will clear the infection and keep it from coming back. Its anti-inflammatory properties will reduce swelling and pain.
  • Eliminate Bad Breath — In a pinch, Tea Tree Oil can also be used as a mouthwash. Just add a few drops in a glass of water and swirl around your mouth. The Tea Tree Oil will easily eliminate those bad breath-causing bacteria.
  • Skin conditions — Are you aware that Tea Tree Oil can also be used to clear away bacterial, microbial and fungal skin conditions? Just apply directly to the affected skin to treat boils, eczema, athlete's foot, ringworm, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

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