Monday, May 18, 2015

EIGHT USES FOR TEA TREE OIL

body shop tea tree oil
body shop tea tree oil
tea tree oil

Who knew tea tree oil was such a multi-tasker?  I didn’t.  The essential oil originally harvested in Australia is a highly concentrated healing compound with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  The more I researched this little gem I was astounded by all the different ways you can use it.  And quick fact, did you know that tea tree oil was added to the first aid kit of nearly every Aussie soldier during WWII?!  I’m’ tellin ya guys, you gotta get yourself a bottle of this stuff.  Tea tree oil can be purchased at most drugstores and Whole Foods, but I find The Body Shop’s version is my favorite.  Retailing at $10 for 0.33oz their oil is fair trade and organic and doesn’t have any of those nasty filler ingredients.  All in all this is a great item to have in your beauty arsenal and keep reading to find out all the great ways you can use it!

1. Tea tree oil is a natural acne treatment and what this wonder is most commonly used for.  Apply oil directly to any pimples or trouble spots on your face with your finger or a saturated q-tip.               

2. When washing your makeup brushes add a couple drops to your brush cleanser (mine is baby shampoo).  This will get your brushes squeaky clean, get rid of any bacteria, and leave behind a lovely minty scent.

3. Tea tree oil is a natural bug repellent.  Throw a couple drops in your dogs shampoo to ward off fleas and ticks.  You can also make your own bug repellent by mixing water and 1oz. of tea tree oil in a small spray bottle and rubbing on your skin before heading outdoors.

4. Add a couple drops to your body lotion as a remedy for ingrown hairs.  I get awful bumps on my legs so I add some tea tree oil to my body lotion after getting out of the shower and it works like a dream.

5. Make your own all-purpose cleaner! Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar and add 2 tsp. of tea tree oil.  This works great as a natural and cost effective all-purpose cleaner for your home.

6. Mixing some tea tree oil into your bath can help with congestion and alleviate muscle aches and pains.  It also helps if you suffer from body acne.

7. Because this is a natural antiseptic tea tree oil also works great to heal cuts, rashes, and burns.  Next time you get a cut put a drop of tea tree oil under the bandage to speed up the healing process.

8. If you suffer from an itchy scalp or dandruff you will benefit from putting a couple drops of tea tree oil into your shampoo.  It will relieve the itch and help control pesky dandruff.

I hope you found this post helpful and if you have a bottle of tea tree oil at home hopefully it gave you some new ideas on how to use it.  Thank you so much for stopping by and if you know of any other uses for this natural wonder please let me know in the comments below!  

xoxo Nicole

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