Tea Tree Oil – A Medicine Cabinet in a Bottle
Did you know Tea Tree oil has been referred to as “medicine cabinet in a bottle?” This is because Tea Tree oil has a plethora of healing benefits and uses. It has antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an extremely powerful oil for treating common health ailments and numerous skin issues.
Here are a few of its uses and benefits for both your health and your home:
Fight and treat acne
Heals skin infections & wounds
Treat & prevent blackheads
Treats nail fungus, athlete’s foot & ringworm
Improves bad breath
Eliminates dandruff & dry itchy scalp
Promote hair growth
Kills mold & mildew
Natural insect repellent
Soothe sore throat
Treat sinus & congestion
Lighten scars & blemishes
Treat cold sores & warts
Powerful cleansing agent & laundry detergent
Natural air freshener
Tea tree oil is used in many skin care products. Adding a few drops of tea tree oil to gentle facial cleansers, fragrance free moisturizers, or carrier oils (coconut oil or jojoba oil) and applying it onto your skin will help you reap in all the natural skin benefits tea tree oil has to offer. Take a couple drops of tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil on a cotton ball and apply it onto any insect bites to help relieve itching and reduce swelling.
Mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with water in a spray bottle will provide you with a powerful all-purpose cleanser and disinfectant for your home that naturally kills bacteria, mold and mildew. Use it to wipe down kitchen countertops and appliances, bathroom showers and around the toilet. Add a few drops into a diffuser and it will prevent any harmful bacteria and mold from growing and spreading in your home.