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Tea Tree Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural melaleuca alternifolia

Aromatherapeutic GC/IR Verified - 1 fl. oz.

Steam-distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, this Tea Tree Oil is 100% pure, and mixes well with many other essential oils. Well-known for its antiseptic and germicidal properties, Tea Tree Oil has been used therapeutically by the aboriginal people of Australia for centuries.

The great Tea Tree Oil healthcare rule-of-thumb: "Use this instead..."Instead of many health care products in your medicine cabinet. Instead of most cleaning supplies in your cupboard.

One of the most versatile and user-friendly essential oils, tea tree oil is distilled from the melaleuca alternifolia tree which grows only in a small area along Australia’s east coast. Beeyoutiful’s Tea Tree Essential Oil is 100% pure, pharmaceutical grade oil and provides generous amounts of terpinen, the active ingredient responsible for the oil’s amazing antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal abilities.

“Instead” for Minor Injuries

Replace your first aid spray and anti-bacterial ointments with tea tree oil for cuts, scrapes, infections, irritated hair follicles, blisters, boils—even acne. It’s safe for use on broken skin and can be used without diluting. A drop or two is all you need to disinfect and heal.

On minor burns and sunburn, add TTO to Vitamin E oil or aloe vera gel for soothing relief. This combination makes a refreshing aftershave, too, and, unlike most store-bought lotions, it has no dangerous chemicals to soak into your skin.

“Instead” for Skin Conditions

Instead of toxic wart remover, apply TTO regularly onto both plantar and seed warts. Since warts are caused by a virus, TTO’s anti-viral characteristics go to work, dissolving most warts within a few weeks. If you shower in a dorm, campground, or other public facility, consider spritzing your feet and freshly shaved legs with a mixture of water and a few drops of TTO to prevent warts. And be sure to treat your razor with TTO before shaving.

Other skin ailments helped by TTO include eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis. Apply oil directly to affected areas or mix with aloe gel or grapeseed oil. For psoriasis, add TTO and a cup of sea salt to a warm bath and enjoy the soak.

Use tea tree oil on chicken pox and shingles (both caused by the same virus). TTO applied directly and regularly will minimize infection and reduce scarring, and its anti-viral capability may speed healing as it soaks through the skin into the bloodstream. Also add a few drops plus a cup of oatmeal (blended in a blender) to a warm bath for soothing, healing relief.

“Instead” for Hair and Scalp Problems

De-clutter your bathroom from multiple hair care products, too. Massage TTO into the scalp to help both dry and oily hair problems, plus dandruff.

Treating the scalp with tea tree oil also prevents or eradicates head lice. To combat a serious infestation, first coat the scalp and hair with full-fat mayonnaise, then cover with a shower cap for at least 30 minutes. This smothers the hatched lice. Then wash well with TTO-infused shampoo. TTO can also be applied directly to scalp and hair with no worries about the insecticides that come in over-the-counter lice treatments. (Continue to look for nits while treating—they’re easier to see when hair is dry, and in the sunshine or under a bright light. Check the entire family and treat bedding, couch pillows, etc., by adding TTO to the detergent in your washing machine.)

“Instead” for Personal Hygiene

You won’t need an extra trip to the store for expensive vaginal yeast infection treatments. Here’s how tea tree oil can help: Take off the top half of a tampon applicator to expose the tampon. Then soak the tip in a lubricant like KY jelly, olive oil, Vitamin E, cocoa butter, or aloe gel and add a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Replace the applicator and insert. Change regularly to a newly treated tampon until a few days after symptoms subside. You can also prepare a sitz bath or soak in a shallow, warm bath with TTO added to relieve itching and pain. And—washing underwear in TTO-treated water provides added protection.

Treat jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm with anti-fungal tea tree oil. Unsightly nail fungus responds well to TTO, too. Apply undiluted, or for ease of spreading, add it to a small amount of olive oil or aloe gel. Along with an internal anti-candida program, this will help these problems to stop recurring and will make you healthier in all respects.

“Instead” for Colds and Respiratory Ailments

Skip the cough syrups and cold medicines (many of which are being recalled for dangerous side-effects). TTO is also an expectorant and beneficial to the whole respiratory tract. To reduce colds and bronchial distress, mix a few drops of tea tree oil with olive oil and spread liberally on the chest and throat. You can also produce a steam inhalation treatment by mixing TTO in a bowl of 6 to 8 cups of boiling water, covering your head and the bowl with a towel, and breathing deeply (eyes closed) for 10 minutes. TTO can also be diffused in a vaporizer or aroma lamp to open airways and disinfect the sickroom. Diffuser World is where we buy our diffusers. Out of their excellent selection, our favorite is the Aroma-Pro Essential Oil Diffuser.

Ear infections and resultant pain can be treated by adding a drop of TTO to a little bit of warm olive oil. Put this mixture directly into the ear, and use a bit of cotton to keep it from dribbling out. A hot water bottle or heating pad will provide extra comfort until the oil can attack the infection and reduce the painful swelling. The cold treatments noted above also help ease painful ear symptoms.

“Instead” for Oral Health

You'll smile easily when you feel cold sores, mouth ulcers, and toothaches healing with natural tea tree oil. Apply 2 times daily as soon as you feel a cold sore coming on.

A drop straight on a sore inside your mouth (use a cotton swab to apply) every 2 hours will take the place of pain killer and disinfectant medicines normally used. For a couple of minutes after treatment, avoid swallowing the saliva that follows.

For a toothache or infected tooth—especially where a root canal is needed—mix TTO with water, swish well, and regularly (do not swallow!), or combine with a bit of aloe gel and apply straight to the affected area. Disinfect your toothbrush with a drop or two every week. Rinse it well after a few minutes.

“Instead” for Outdoor Challenges

Enjoy the great outdoors without fear of bugs or toxic bug sprays. Mix TTO with lotion or olive oil and spread over the skin. Or apply directly, especially to your pulse points, for an effective flea, tick, and mosquito repellant. Don’t forget to put it on your clothing, too. Use a spray bottle full of water and a few drops of TTO. If you forget and are bitten or stung, apply tea tree oil straight to the bite to disinfect and reduce swelling. A tick will loosen its grip when TTO is applied, and a few minutes later, it should come off readily with a gentle tug from tweezers.

TTO mixed with baking soda is a good and inexpensive home remedy for poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac itching. It’s a bit messy, so you might need to cover the treated area with gauze.

“Instead” for Good Health in How You Clean House

Toss those toxic household cleaners! Mix a few drops of TTO with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of borax. Mix in a spray bottle (12 oz.) with warm water, and you’ve got a safe, refreshing disinfectant.

Does your dishwasher have an unpleasant smell? Add a couple of drops of TTO to the soap dispenser along with the soap. And a few drops in your garbage disposer will freshen it up, too—a good idea when company is coming!

We could go on about the many uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil, but you get the idea. When in doubt, just try it.

Safety Information: Can be used neat, however it's best to do a patch test first. Limit usage to the problem area, and avoid the surrounding skin. Do not massage directly on or below a varicose vein.

Beeyoutiful's Tea Tree Oil is 100% pure, steam-distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, and mixes well with many other essential oils. Well-known for its antiseptic and germicidal properties, Tea Tree Oil has been used therapeutically by the aboriginal people of Australia for centuries. Even though Tea Tree Oil has a long history of use therapeutically, it is a relatively new addition to aromatherapy. Despite being the new kid on the block, Tea Tree Oil has become a staple for many aromatherapists around the world because of its versatility and wide-reaching benefits.

Blends well with: Basil, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, germanium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, pine, rosemary, rosewood, tangerine, thyme, and ylang ylang.

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