Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Minimizing acne — helps minimize acne lesions or hair follicles clogged with oil and dead skin cells.
Easing fungal infections — A study published in the Tropical Medicine and International Health Journal found that 2 percent butenafine hydrochloride and 5 percent TTO combined in cream may help mitigate toenail onychomycosis.
Eliminating harmful bacteria — A 2008 study found that TTO, in the form of body wash, may help mitigate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a kind of bacteria that causes sepsis, pneumonia, and bloodstream and skin infections.
Toothbrush cleaner — To disinfect your toothbrush, soak it in a glass of water with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Rinse after a few minutes.
Mold treatment — Add two drops of tea tree oil to a cup of water, transfer to a spray bottle, shake well and then spray on moldy areas such as shower walls. Do not rinse, and wait for a few days until the scent fades. For an all-natural disinfectant, you can also sprinkle a few drops of tea tree oil along with baking soda on your bathroom or kitchen surfaces.
Natural pest control — Tea tree oil’s terpinen-4-ol content has insecticidal effects that may naturally repel flies and other insects. Recommended making a natural insect repellent by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil.
Laundry freshener — Adding a few drops of this oil during the wash cycle may help remove the musty scent in your laundry, especially the towels.
Smaller-scale clinical studies on tea tree oil revealed its potential for helping minimize the effects of dandruff, lice gingivitis and genital infections.
In aromatherapy, tea tree oil is known to be helpful in alleviating chest and nasal congestion, stuffy nose and other symptoms of colds and flu, especially when used via steam inhalation. It may help clear congested nasal passages, which may result in a more comfortable breathing.
Just add two to three drops of TTO to a steaming bowl of purified water, cover your head with a towel and breathe in the vapors for five to 10 minutes. Adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a tissue and keeping it inside your pillow may also help you achieve a peaceful and relaxed sleep.
How To Use
Bath & Shower
The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Cleanses your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates a cleansing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.
DO NOT USE essential oil directly on your skin or hair.
ALWAYS use carrier oils for skin, hair or body.
Do not ingest. External use only. Keep away from children.
Once opened use within 6 months.
ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DILUTED AND NOT USED NEAT ON THE SKIN WITHOUT PATCH TESTING FIRST. IT IS ADVISABLE TO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND TO CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU HAVE ANY SKIN IRRITATION OR SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
— The practice of administering essential oils can be in several ways which include:
Diffused through the air:
Add 4-6 drops into an oil burner or oil diffuser.
In a bath:
Due to the potency, a small number of drops is all that is required. The reason for this is that oil and water do not mix as you may well know. Therefore, the oils will float on the top of the water and attached on the edge of the bath and onto your skin. Essential oils combined with hot water in the bath may potential cause skin irritation. A safe, effective way to use essential oils in a bath is to mix them with a liquid which will be able to combine them so that they mix and disperse within the water, such as milk or a carrier oil such as jojoba. The milk or carrier oil protects your skin, and helps the essential oils disperse through the bath water making it safer for both children and adults.
On the skin:
Massage them into the skin by first mixing into a carrier oil base or in a skin cream base. It is recommended that you use only one or two drops in a base oil or cream for topical use and seek professional advice in order to address particular health issues such as dry or itchy skin conditions before applying.
Add a few drops to a water spray bottle and shake well before spraying onto surfaces to use with a cleaning cloth. For floors, add a few drops to a bucket of hot water.
With regards to ingestion of essential oils. Though our oils are the finest and purest oils available, we do not recommend ingestion. It is against government regulation in United Kingdom to prescribe essential oils for medical purposes unless by a qualified health care practitioner who has knowledge of essential oil toxicology and an understanding of how essential oils interact with the body.