If you’re not familiar with Tea Tree Essential Oil in this post I will share with you a little background and then give you a list of how you can use Tea Tree Essential Oil at home.

My Dad first introduced me to Tea Tree Oil for a tooth ache when I was a teenager. It tasted awful but worked like a charm! You can put a drop or two on a q-tip and then put it on said tooth in pain. (Just be sure not to swallow the Tea Tree Oil) It killed the nasty infection in my tooth that was causing me so much pain!

After that I was hooked on Tea Tree Oil! I wanted to use it for whatever I could and I do!

You may have seen Tea Tree Oil as a ingredient in shampoos, lotions, soaps, creams and ointments.

Tea tree essential oil is an amazing potent healer, especially 100% pure tea tree oil.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is what most call the “ALL CURE” because it’s used to treat for so many conditions-

  • anti bacterial
  • anti microbial
  • anti septic
  • anti viral
  • balsamic
  • cicatrisant
  • expectorant
  • fungicide
  • insecticide
  • stimulant
  • sudorific

It can be used for your health or for cleaning!

Tea Tree Essential Oil is obtained by steam distillation from the leaves of a Melaleuca tree, the plant is native to Australia, where over 300 species of tea trees naturally grow. Aboriginal tribes in Australia have known of the tea tree’s healing qualities for thousands of years.

The best part about it – you don’t have to travel all the way to Australia to have the wonderful benefits of this awesome natural essential oil.

You can find Tea Tree Essential Oil at your local health store some pharmacies (I have seen it at our local Walgreens) and grocery stores may carry it, or you can order it online.

Tea Tree Essential Oil can be used for the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • Dandruff
  • Vaginitis
  • Tooth Ache
  • Thrush
  • Periodontal disease
  • As an antiseptic
  • Boils
  • Lice
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Ring worm
  • Soften corns
  • Yeast infection
  • Warts

Tea tree oil can treat minor wounds, help in healing, and prevent infection, I think everyone should have this versatile oil in their at home first aid kits!

Dana Young, founder of TRUessence Essential Oils, suggests that you can use tea tree oil in the following ways:

  • Directly on your skin in the area affected. For cuts and sores, add 1-2 drops to targeted areas.
  • Mixed with a carrier oil. Mix 3 – 5 drops with a carrier oil and apply to skin after a bath or shower.You can make your own Body Ecology friendly carrier oil by using a lightly scented oil like almond oil that is unrefined and organic.
  • A household cleaner. Add to water and vinegar for a non-toxic household cleaner.
  • Treatment for lice and dandruff. Rinse your hair with warm water and 2 drops of tea tree oil to control lice and dandruff.
  • Healing bath. Add 6 drops to your bath water for a soothing soak.
  • Diffused. Using an essential oil diffuser, tea tree oil may be diffused into the air, creating a medicinal antiseptic.


I use Tea Tree Essential Oil all the time it’s a miracle in a a tiny bottle! haha..

I highly recommend it and think most would find that they would benefit greatly by introducing it into their home.


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  1. June 22, 2012  12:13 pm by May

    I had no idea you could use tea tree oil in so many ways. I appreciate your effort in putting such a list together. I'll be sure to come back to reference this list again.

    • June 22, 2012  1:31 pm by Erika

      I'm glad our list of tips could be helpful to you May. Thanks for stopping and leaving us a comment. We enjoy hearing feedback from our readers.

  2. June 22, 2012  8:49 pm by Lisa

    Tea tree is great stuff. I add it to my shampoo to keep dandruff away.

    • June 23, 2012  10:16 am by Rowena

      Yes, tea tree is awesome! We love adding it to our homemade soaps and shampoos too.

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