Tea tree oil is well renowned for it’s ability to treat oily skin and dandruff. A few drops of tree tea oil can be added to your favorite shampoo for a homemade tea tree oil shampoo. The resulting suds will heal any scalp problems and help treat any dandruff you may have. Blend nine drops of pure tea tree oil into your container of facial moisturizing cream to further treat dry skin, wrinkles, or teenage pimples.
Did you also know that Tea Tree can also be used as a mouthwash? Add two or three drops of tea tree oil to eight ounces of pure water for a mouthwash to treat plaque and bleeding gums. (Don't swallow it, though.)
Do your legs feature bumps or red spots after shaving or waxing? You can make a spray by adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a pint of purified water. Shake to combine, put in a spray bottle, and spray onto legs after shaving or waxing.
It could possibly be sensitising in some individuals so those with allergic or sensitive skins should use with care.
Essential oils are the highly concentrated active ingredients of plants. They should always be diluted in a base before use and should not be taken internally without professional recommendation.
- Baths: Add 5 - 10 drops of essential oil(s) to a warm run bath. If skin is sensitive, blend the essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil first. Close the door so the vapours don't escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply. For added moisturising dilute the oils in 10ml of carrier before adding to the bath.
- Massage: add 5 - 6 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier oil. Mix thoroughly and apply liberally to the skin.
- Inhalations: Add 4 - 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl. Inhale the vapour for a few minutes.
- Burners and Diffusers: Fill the bowl of the burner/vaporiser with water and then add 3 - 6 drops of essential oil. Light the candle and the oil will evaporate as the water heats up. Do not let the bowl dry out.
Caring for Your Essential Oils
SOil essential oils and carrier oils are living products that are vulnerable to heat, moisture, air and light. It is best to store them in a cool, dark place with the lids well sealed. If your fridge is the only cool place around, allow the oils to reach a cool room temperature before use (around 20 degrees C).
25 out of 26 people would recommend this product25/05/2017, By JennaA must-have in any green goddess' cabinet - use in face-washes, steam baths and on blemishes.11/01/2017, By ShariReally great oil. Smells nice and helps with fighting off acne or skin irritations.03/12/2016, By RahimahI think the only way I don use this is internally, other than that I use it everywhere! Its great using only 2 drops in warm water to gargle away mouth bacteria, abscesses, bad breath, etc. I also totally love it for its drying, healing, anti-bacterial properties which are just great for cuts, infections and even for cleaning piercings; it gets rid of bumps very quickly and effectively.
I add a few drops in my bentonite clay face mask, hair mask, shampoo, conditioner, face cream, aloe face gel, and I use a tea tree oil soap.
My favourite essential oil!10/11/2016, By JennaMy teenage daughters just love this oil for their spots. Can keep enough stock in the house. I love to use it as a air freshner / love the thought that it is sanitising the air. Really good brand.06/11/2016, By Vivien NI use this for everything.
It dries out zits perfectly and reduces scarring.
I add a few drops to my mopping water.
I use it to remove the glue under labels on things I buy from the shop.
I add a few drops to the laundry.
Its a great decongestant when u put a few drops into steaming water.
I use it to dry out my dogs moist eczema.
I use it to repel geckos.
Of course for cuts and scrapes and stings and mosquito bites.
its basically my go to for so many things.17/08/2016, By Janine HIve used all sorts of expensive pimple creams/gels etc over the years but since Ive started using tea tree oil I don bother with those anymore.05/08/2016, By IkhoI mixed this with my shampoo and with my face wash...loving it on all accounts.04/06/2016, By RischonI mainly use Tea Tree for drying out those random pimples you get from time to time. It works really well. Depending on the size and irritation of the pimples you can usually flatten it overnight or 1 or 2 depending on the severity of the PIMP. :) Love tea tree and trust this brand.16/03/2016, By Stacey-LeeMy fiance suffers terribly from dry scalp and sores on his scalp. He puts a drop in his shampoo when washing his hair and after not even a week of doing this, the sores have cleared up and his scalp finally feels like a normal persons! This is a life saver! Seriously!14/03/2016, By AndrewExcuse the pun but this is truly an essential oil, esp if you have kids. Great to keep on hand to disinfect; for stings; bites - all kinds of infections.17/02/2016, By HelenGreat for dabbing on spots and the price is pretty great too!26/01/2016, By LynI add this to my shampoo, babys bum cream, moisturiser and its great. It worked well with a carrier oil when my child had a boil.26/01/2016, By ashleighEssential if you have kids in my opinion. Treats bites and stings very well.09/12/2015, By NtswakiIts a great product and does what it does best.10/11/2015, By SallyLove the smell :)01/10/2015, By RoanneLove the product. Good quality. Highly recommended!14/09/2015, By KellyThis oil enables anyone to heal themselves, its wonderful! :) Perfect for facial oil cleansing, when combined with a carrier. It has a lovely strong and pure fragrance.12/09/2015, By LieslI keep a bottle on hand for when I have a spot or a skin breakout, and mix a drop with my face wash. Dab directly onto a blemish before bedtime with a cotton bud, and you
e good to go the next morning.20/05/2014, By BeulahThis oil takes care of an earache/infection promptly when applying to the outside of the ear. Really impressed.11/03/2014, By GillianGreat anti-bacterial oil to add to your bath, don add to much as this is not the nicest smelling oil but its benefits are worth it :)10/03/2014, By JustineI feel this is much better than dettol or any other antiseptic, and its minus the drama with a 5 year old of cottonwool etc. Just a couple of drops and its disinfected.09/03/2014, By KerryUse this for all sorts of things - cuts, infections, cleaning, even burning in an oil burner when someone in the house is sick. Its a staple in my essential oils cupboard! :)15/07/2011, By RoaneThis is a rich tea tree oil and its working well with our Mother Nature nappies. Even after a wash the nappies smell delightfully like tea trea! :)28/03/2011, By C DI found this product xtremely dissapointing,did not control perspiration and had to deal with embarrasment of bad odour at work,of all places,time for upgrade?21/02/2011, By AdeleI love the clean smell. I add it to cleansers and creams to stop pimples before they can start. Works wonders on the dermititis on my scalp. Great addition to bathroom cleaners, especially for ladies. I also add a few drops to my water and vinegar when cleaning windows. It keeps away the flies.
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