You won’t be surprised to learn that Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree for millennia, prizing its analgesic, antifungal, antibacterial, decongestant, healing, diaphoretic, stimulant and deodorant properties. The leaves were historically used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is commonly used in personal care products such as lotions, creams, gels, washes, shampoos and various cosmetic products to help heal wounds and ease inflammation. It can also help to reduce symptoms of acne, burns, sunburn, insect bites, blisters, eczema, chickenpox, coldsores and athlete’s foot, just for starters, and is also great for dandruff, head lice, foot odour and oily skin.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Tea Tree Essential Oil is also known to boost respiratory function – helpful if you have sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis or whooping cough.
Try adding 15-20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to a full spray bottle of water to create an all purpose, naturally disinfecting cleaner, mould killer, laundry freshener and insect repellent. A must for your home! Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to your Aromatherapy Diffuser, Car Diffuser, or Diffuser Necklace to help fight air borne germs and bacteria.
Topical Use: Add Tea Tree Oil to your carrier oil of choice at a 2-4% dilution and apply topically as a skin serum or massage oil. For facial application, we recommend a 1% dilution.