Friday, May 10, 2013

45 Uses for Tea Tree Oil - A Must-Have for your medicine cabinet!

Also known as melaleuca oil, tea tree oil is the oil extracted from the Melaleuca tree.  It has a similar smell to Eucalyptus oil.   Hands down, this shit works better than any prescription medication or other over the counter junk you can buy.  My daughter was 4 years old when she had what appeared to be a pimple on her cheek.  I gently popped it, cleaned it and she went to bed.  The next day it was a cluster.  Holy crap.  I had popped a wart and now it had spread.  Determined not to use chemicals, I tried a week of blotting it with cotton balls drenched in warm salt water.  I tried a week of apple cider vinegar.  I tried about a dozen other remedies and my efforts were going nowhere fast.  Then, I tried tea tree oil.  I broke the head of it a little bit and applied tea tree oil, hoping for the best.  This was my first real experience with this miraculous stuff.  The next day it was bigger.  I freaked out, but applied more.  Every morning and night I would apply it with a cotton swab.  If it looked like it had a head, I would pop the tip of it to allow the tea tree oil to really go to work.  It got bigger for about 2 days, then it started shrinking.  Quickly.  In less then a week it was gone.  Completely.

On another occasion  my mom had basal cell carcinoma.  AKA: skin cancer.  She had a few spots removed and months later another spot appeared.  I told her about tea tree oil.  She used it daily and by the time she got to the doctor it had shrunk to almost nothing.  It was removed and the biopsy showed that is was also cancer.  Since basal cell carcinoma stays skin deep and doesn't spread within, is it possible she could have gotten rid of it altogether?  We will never know.  

Exhibit Three: A pedicure about a year ago left me with a gross toenail fungus.  Fricking gross.  I had never had a fungus of the nail before and I was horrified and repulsed.  It was so bad that the nail had thickened and was pulling away from the skin.  Finally, I started putting tea tree oil on it.  Straight from the bottle, Id put a few drops into the 'space' between my gross ass toenail and my toe, hoping it would really get in there and take care of it.  It did.  After weeks of dealing with a nasty ass fungus, it only took 3 days for my toenail to completely and painlessly fall off and a new un-fungi-fied nail to grow in its place.  Hallelujah!  

If this hasn't convinced you, try it yourself.  It is beyond amazing.  It is antiseptic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory  antiviral and antibacterial.  In one word, it is:  Amazing.  

30 Uses for Tea Tree Oil Used Topically

1. Warts
2. Acne
3. Nail fungus
4. Lice
5. Athlete's Foot
6. Ringworm
7. Scabies
8. Mites
9. Dermatophytes
10. Jock Itch
11. Candidiasis
12.  Boils
13. Shingles
14. Thrush
15. Chicken Pox
16. Herpes
17. Cold Sores
18. Burns
19. Regenerates Scar Tissue
20. Diaper Rash 
21. Insect Bites
22. Chicken Pox
23. Rash
24. Wounds
25. Radiation Burns
26. Eczema
27. Ingrown hairs
28. Dandruff
29. Blisters
30. Razor burn 

15 Other Great Uses for this Miracle in a Bottle

1. Add a few drops to shampoo for dry scalp, fear of lice, etc.
2.  Add a few drops to dog shampoo to stave off fleas!
3.  Put a few drops in a pot of boiling water and inhale to clear sinuses 
4. Diluted doses can be used in fish aquariums to treat bacterial and fungal infections.
5. Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion
6. Add a couple of drops to your laundry washer to make germs disappear.
7. Add several drops to a bath for body odor
8. Put a couple of teaspoons into a water bottle filled with filtered water for an all purpose cleaner
9. The same above solution can be used as an insect repellent.
10. Add a drop to your dishwasher detergent dispenser for a super germ free dish load.
11.Add a drop to your toothpaste
12. Add a few drops to a cup of water to use as a mouthwash.  Make sure to spit it out.  Do not swallow.
13.Mix a few drops with Vitamin E or Aloe and apply to a sunburn.
14. Apply a couple of drops to a tick to remove.
15. Add a few drops to a small spray bottle plus a drop or 2 of lavender oil for a yoga mat cleaner.

A highly reccommended brand of essential oils is DoTerra.  Check them out if you haven't yet.  =)


  1. Be cautious not to use any "essential oils" they need to be 100% organic and certified pure. Many of the ones you purchase at health food stores are not pure they contain a high level of grain alochol and the usage suggestions specifically say "not to be taken internally" If you have a pure oil that is 100% organic and certified pure they are fine to be used internally, aromatically, and topically. DoTerra Oils are 100% pure and grown in their indigenous areas. Diana

    1. Many people swear by the use of tea tree oil for many skin ailments. Tea tree oil is a powerful antibiotic, which is anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral in nature.
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  14. Tea Tree oil for Bruises is best and if you want to speed up healing bruises, then tries to putting a some drops of tea tree oil on the injury, and lightly massaging it.

  15. oops - you forgot `chicken pox` in the list of Tea Tree Oil uses.

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