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60 Healing Uses For Tea Tree Oil

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 7, 2010 by Paulina Nelega, RH Posted in blog

From the Malaleuca Tree, native to Australia, comes the versatile Tea Tree Oil.

Already well-known as an effective, all-purpose healing oil, this natural remedy is a staple in most people's at-home pharmacies. But do you know just how many uses this powerful oil has?

Tea Tree Oil Related to the Myrtle family, the Malaleuca Tree grows native in Australia, as well as other parts of South East Asia. In North America, it can be found in Hawaii and the Florida everglades. It grows to almost 20 feet high in forested areas, near rivers or lakes and swamps, with needle-like leaves and heads of yellow or purplish flowers.

While there are over hundreds of varieties, it's the melaleuca alternifolia variety that has everyone excited.

It's medicinal history begins with the Australian aboriginals. For centuries, they made poultices of the leaves and applied them to open Wounds and Burns, which helped combat Infections. Chewing the leaves also reportedly helped ease Headaches.

Medicinal Properties Gradually, the aboriginal use of the leaves spread to more metropolitan areas, where 19th century doctors began incorporating the oil into their treatments. By the 20th century, the essential oil of the Malaleuca Tree was being researched for its potent healing properties. Studied by the now famous Dr. Arthur de Ramon Penfold , Tea Tree Oil was found to have the following properties: Antimicrobial, antiSeptic, Antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, Cicatrisant (the formation of scar tissue), Expectorant, Fungicide, Insecticide, Stimulant and sudorific.

According to the Tea Tree Oil Research Group at The University of Western Australia, Tea Tree Oil contains 'over 100 components, mostly monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and their alcohols. The component terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant (minimum 30%) and is said to be responsible for most of the Antimicrobial activity. '. In fact, this component is what makes Tea Tree Oil one of Nature's most popular remedies!

55 Medicinal Uses For thousands of years, the derivatives of the Malaleuca Tree have been effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. Here are 55 reasons why you should use it, too!

1. Abrasions & Minor Cuts: After cleaning the area well, apply a few drops of the oil directly. If a bandage is needed, allow a few drops of the oil to penetrate a cotton ball, then lay face down on the Wound. Bandage on top.

2. Acne: Add 20 - 40 drops of the oil to your regular face wash. After cleansing, dab each affected area with neat (undiluted) oil and let dry.

3. After Waxing: Make a gel of 5 drops oil to 1 TBS aloe vera gel. Smooth onto area after waxing or shaving.

4. Arthritis: To help reduce Pain associated with Swelling of Arthritis, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of grapeseed oil. Massage into affected are 2-3 times a day.

5. Asthma: Add a few drops of oil to a pan of water and heat on stove. When cooling, drape a towel over head and breath in for a few minutes.

6. Athletes Foot: Clean feet thoroughly, especially between toes. Add oil directly to feet every two weeks, dusting with corn starch after. Or add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Massage on feet and between toes.

7. Bad Breath: Rinse with 1 ounce water and 1 drop oil. Do not swallow!

8. Bath For Colds and Aches: Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup epsom salts, and dissolve in bath.

9. Bladder Infection: In a shallow bath, add 10 - 15 drops of oil. Sit and wash area carefully.

10. Blisters: Wash area carefully, then apply as for cuts and Wounds.

11. Boils: Apply a warm washcloth for a few minutes. Then apply a drop or two of oil to the area - the Infection should rise to surface and eventually be released.

12. Bronchial Congestion: Use as directed for Asthma. Add 5 - 10 drops to 1 ounce grapeseed oil, and massage into Chest and Throat 2 - 3 times daily.

13. Bruises: After icing, apply oil as directed for Arthritis.

14. Bunions: Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil.

15. Burns: Run icy cold water on area. After a few minutes, add a mix of 5 drops oil with 1 tsp. raw honey. Repeat 3 - 5 times daily.

16. Calluses & Corns: Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil. Repeat 2 times daily. Once the corn or calluses have become soft use tweezers to remove, and apply a few drops of tea tree oil and cover with bandage.

17. Canker Sores: Apply a drop or two of oil directly to infected area with a cotton swab, 2 times daily. Also, rinse as directed for bad breath.

18. Carbuncles: Add a drop or two of oil to cotton swab and apply directly to carbuncle. Repeat twice daily.

19. Chapped Lips: Add 1 or 2 drops of oil to lip balm. Apply to lips as necessary.

20. Chicken Pox: Apply a drop of oil directly to blisters. Allow to dry, then dust with corn starch. Repeat every few hours or until blisters disappear.

21. Chigger Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to Bites.

22. Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex 1): Apply a drop or two of oil directly to the sore with a cotton swab. Re-apply 2 - 3 times daily.

23. Coughs: Use as directed for Bronchial Infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 - 10 minutes.

24. Dandruff: Add 20 - 30 drops oil to any Shampoo. Apply a few drops to Scalp and massage after washing.

25. Dermatitis: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily.
26. Dry Skin: Add 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp sweet almond oil. Massage into Skin.

27. Earache and Infection: Add 2 -3 drops of oil to 2 tbsp warm olive oil. With a dropper, drop a small amount into aching ear, tilting head to one side for a moment. Use cotton swab to absorb oil. Repeat 2 - 3 times daily.

28. Eczema: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

29. Emphysema: Use as directed for Bronchial Infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 - 10 minutes.

30. Flea Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to Bites.

31. Gout: Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp grapeseed oil; massage into affected area 2-3 times a day.

32. Head Lice: Add 20 drops of oil to 2 tbsp Shampoo. Massage into Scalp and Hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 - 4 times daily, until eggs are gone.

33. Hives: Add 10 drops of oil to 4 tbsp of witch hazel. Apply with cotton ball.

34. Ingrown Hairs: Add 1 -2 drops of oil directly to area. Repeat every 2 hours or until signs of Infection disappear.

35. Jock Itch: Apply 10 -15 drops of oil to 2 tbsp grapeseed oil. Apply 2 times daily. Dust with corn starch, to reduce chapping.

36. Laryngitis: Add 5- 10 drops of oil and pinch of sea salt to 1 cup of warm water, Gargle 2-3 times a day. Do not swallow!

37. Mosquito Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to Bites.

38. Mouth Ulcers: Dab ulcer with undiluted oil on cotton swab, every two hours.

39. Muscle Aches and Pains: Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Massage well.

40. Nail Fungus: Add 1- 2 drops of oil directly to nail and tissue surroundings. Allow to dry completely on hands before touching anything. Repeat morning and night for a week.

41. Plantar Warts: Apply oil undiluted to affected area 2-3 times daily.

42. Psoriasis: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

43. Rheumatism: To help reduce Pain associated with Rheumatism, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of grapeseed oil. Massage into affected are 2-3 times a day.

44. Ringworm: Apply a drop or two of oil undiluted, repeat 2 times daily.

45. Scabies: Apply 1 - 2 drops of oil directly to area in the morning and at night.

46. Sciatica: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

47. Seborrhea: When it affects the Scalp, it is called “Dandruff.” For Skin: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. For Scalp: Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp Shampoo. Massage into Scalp and Hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 - 4 times daily. Bath: Add 10-15 drops of oil to bath.

48. Shingles: Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Massage well.

49. Sinusitis: Use as directed for Bronchial Infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 - 10 minutes. Also add 2 drops to neti pot.

50. Sore Throat: Add 2 drops of oil to 1 cup of warm water with pinch of sea salt, Gargle 2-3 times a day. Do Not Swallow!

51. Stye: Add 5 drops oil to a pan of steaming water. Drape towel overhead and steam 5 minutes. Apply warm compresses directly to stye.

52. Sunburn: Add 10 drops oil to 2 tbsp rosehip seed oil, repeat as often as necessary.

53. Ticks: Apply a drop or two directly to tick and area.

54. Toothbrush Cleaner: Apply oil directly to toothbrush 1-2 times a week to kill Bacteria.

55. Warts: Apply undiluted directly to wart. Use morning and night, until wart begins to disappear.

All-Purpose Cleaning Recipe
Conventional household Cleaners can be toxic on their own, and exposure to their fumes can lead to Headaches, Dizziness, Nausea, and Poisoning. In fact, according to the Environmental Working Group - a consumer watchdog advisory group - indoor air can be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air! The culprit: you guessed it, household cleaning supplies.

Tea Tree Oil can combat mold, Bacteria, and bad odors – naturally.

Tea Tree In The House You can use your all-natural Cleaner for the following:

1. Grout Cleaner Sprinkling baking soda onto grout first, then spray with All-Purpose Cleaner. Rub in and rinse.

2. Mildew and Mold Remover Spray All-Purpose Cleaner on areas growing mold and mildew, such as around windows. Leave to penetrate.

3. Disinfectant Once per week, spray all door-knobs, handles, telephones and remote controls.

4. Laundry For towels and linens, try adding 1 tsp oil to wash cycle. Mildew, begone!

The solution can also be used as a general kitchen and bathroom Cleaner.
With Tea Tree Oil in your medicine cabinet, you have one of Nature’s most potent, powerful solutions!
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Tea Tree Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: Tea tree is ideal for oily Skin and Hair and to help get rid of Dandruff and Scalp Dermatitis. The essential oil helps relieve Acne, Dermatitis, Diaper Rash, Warts, and fungal conditions. The scent builds strength.

The Heart of Aromatherapy: You can use tea tree for daily Skin care, to support the Respiratory system, and to make natural cleaning blends. The oil can help clear mucous and Congestion, ease Sore Throats and Coughs, and calm Inflammation. The scent encourages energy, focus, and optimism.

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (updated edition): In addition to helping relieve Acne and oily Skin, tea tree oil may help with fungus (such as Athlete's foot, Candida, and Ringworm), Dandruff, Cold Sores, Colds and flu, some Respiratory problems, Insect Bites, Warts, and minor Wounds.

Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, tea tree oil strengthens the Defensive-Qi and helps clear Infections. The oil also reinforces the Lungs, Heart, and Nervous system and can tonify Qi-energy. The scent "invigorates the Heart and Mind (Shen), uplifting the spirit and building confidence."

Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Volume I: Psychologically, tea tree oil mildly stimulates the mind and promotes Alertness. Physically, the oil restores hypoTonic/weak conditions and decongests congestive/damp conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the essential function of tea tree is to tonify the Qi and Yin, clear empty heat, and strengthen the Shen.

The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing: Spiritually, tea tree helps you download and process divine inspiration, healing light, and true wisdom. Mentally, using the essential oil with conscious intent can help you connect with incoming and outgoing wisdom, vibrations, and communication. Emotionally, the oil encourages expansiveness in experiencing the depth of your emotions.

Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Tea tree oil strengthens and invigorates. The oil is especially useful for the third Chakra to promote confidence, personal integrity, and the ability to change.

You can find many studies related to tea tree oil at PubMed. For example, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties concluded data supports the long-held belief tea tree oil has properties that fight microbes and Inflammation.
Tea Tree Essential Oil Uses

You can use tea tree essential oil in homemade Deodorants or DIY mouthwashes.

For minor cuts and scrapes, clean the Wound with plain soap and water and then:

Mix 1 drop tea tree oil into 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
Apply a little of the blend to the injury and cover it with a bandage.
Repeat once or twice daily until a scab forms.

Steam For Colds

When you feel a cold coming on, use this steam.

20 drops tea tree essential oil
20 drops ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole) essential oil
20 drops black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oil

Make a stock blend by adding the essential oils to a 5-ml bottle with an orifice reducer.

To use: Add 1 drop of the stock blend to a bowl of steaming water. With your eyes closed, lean over the bowl and inhale the steam. Repeat several times a day for a week. Pause for a few days, and then repeat for another week.

Source: Aromahead
Fungus

Tea tree oil is traditionally believed to fight fungus. Studies, including one published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, support using the oil to get rid of fungus.

Fungus can infect the Skin, causing reddish round patterns called Ringworm (tinea). Ringworm can occur on the body, Scalp, groin (jock itch), or feet (Athlete's foot).

The easiest way to use tea tree oil for Ringworm is to dab it directly onto the fungus. Tea tree is generally acknowledged as a safe oil to apply directly to the Skin without dilution. However, it's a good idea to spot test first to make sure you are not Sensitive to the essential oil. If in doubt, dilute tea tree in a carrier oil.

Tea tree oil can cause a slight burning sensation, so take care if using on Sensitive areas and dilute as needed. Also, be sure to wash your hands after applying the oil, as fungus is easily spread to other parts of the body.

Tea Tree Foot Scrub

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons carrier oil
10 drops tea tree oil

Blend the sugar and oil in a 2-ounce glass jar. Stir in the essential oil. Use this scrub in the bath or shower (be careful of a slippery floor), or use it during a foot soak.

Nail Care Blend

For general care of your toes and feet:

10 drops tea tree oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
Jojoba or other carrier oil

Blend the essential oils in a small, dark bottle.
Dilute 5 drops of the blend in 1 teaspoon jojoba (or other carrier) oil.
Massage the diluted blend around your toes and feet.
Repeat as needed.

Source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Acne and Skin Care

An Australian study concluded tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating Acne, with far fewer side effects. You can dab tea tree directly on a blemish, if you are not Sensitive to the oil. Or dilute as needed. You can also make facial masks with tea tree.

Invigorating Body Butter

5 tablespoons shea butter
5 tablespoons mango butter
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil
8 drops rosemary essential oil

If necessary, soften the shea and mango butters.
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Use a whisk or hand blender to thoroughly combine ingredients until smooth.
Store the body butter in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Apply to Skin as desired.

Adapted from New Directions Aromatics

Hand Sanitizer

5 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (increases shelf life and softens hands)
1/2 tablespoon witch hazel extract
1/2 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel

Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl or container and swirl to mix.
Add witch hazel to the oils and swirl again.
Stir in the aloe vera gel.
Transfer hand sanitizer to small, clean squirt bottles.
Shake gently before each use.

Adapted from DIY Natural
Cleaning

Because tea tree is unfriendly to Bacteria, Viruses, and mildrew, the essential oil is great for making homemade cleaning products.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle:

2 cups filtered or distilled water
1 cup white vinegar
10 to 12 drops tea tree oil
5 to 10 drops of lemon essential oil

Shake well before use.

Natural Bathroom Scrub

Mix these ingredients in a container:

1/4 cup baking soda
1.5 teaspoons castile soap
12 drops tea tree essential oil
8 drops lemongrass essential oil

Use as you would any other bathroom scrub. Store covered in dry, dark place.
https://www.Aromatherapyandmassage.com/tea-tree-essential-oil.html

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Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is another great Pain-relieving essential oil for Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The bioactive compounds present in it result in both its Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities. 
Tea tree is well-regarded for its ability to temporarily alleviate Pain associated with hand and wrist numbness, including those caused by Carpal Tunnel syndrome. However, since tea tree oil is potent, you need to be sure to dilute it quite a bit.Add
https://www.vivorific.com/6-amazing-essential-oils-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-to-try-right-now/