It seems like, for every kind of essential oil, it has a fad moment in the beauty world. This is one oil that you should keep on hand in your home and not just for beauty purposes. Tea Tree oil is a natural antiseptic and has so many benefits other than your typical essential oil. Plus is smells amazing.
1. Treatment of mild-moderate acne
Mix a few drops with some aloe vera or just plan water and use on the infected areas of your face. Careful not to put this directly on open wounds, it will burn a bit. If you do, it isn’t bad for you though, it’s just uncomfortable. If you have body acne though, this stuff is amazing.
2. Treatment of athlete’s foot
You will need a solution of 25% – 50%. The effectiveness of athlete’s foot is still debatable in the medical world. However, it is acknowledged that most people who used this solution, had a decrease of infection in 4 weeks or less. I know lot’s of people who swear by it (athlete’s mostly).
3. Treatment of lice
If you’re a mamma, you might need this on hand one day. If you mix Tea Tree oil, Lavender and water, it has been proven to repel lice, kill them and also kill their eggs.
4. Treatment of yeast infections
No one likes to talk about it, but it happens. You’ll need a tampon, the Tea Tree Oil and some lubricant. The lubricant keeps the oil from being soaked up by the tampon. Just use a few drops of the oil though. This is commonly used in other countries that are more centered on natural medicine.
5. Treatment of an ear infection
You’ll need 2 tablespoons olive oil, a few drops of Tea Tree oil and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Mix ingredients, lay on your side with the infected ear up, fill up your ear and let it sit for 5 minutes then drain into a towel.
There you have it, keep this stuff on hand. I always do. You can buy it from Trader Joe’s for around $7
** If you have very sensitive skin, you should talk to your doctor before using Tea Tree oil. It should not be used instead of seeking proper medical attention for a severe infection.
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