5 Health Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree essential oil

Tea Tree oil has so many wonderful uses and has long been used for health, beauty as well as cleaning! Tea Tree oil is also known as melaleuca oil and is an essential oil that is made from the leaves of a plant native to Australia called the Melaleuca Alternifolia. Tea Tree essential oil is yellowish in color and is one of our personal favorite essential oils. Find out the 5 Health Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil and some of the reasons why we use this oil in our famous Natural Organic Tea Tree Foaming Hand Soap and Sugar Scrubs!

1. Heals bug bites and cuts

With summertime in full swing, we use Tea Tree essential oil to help heal the bug bites we inevitably get while enjoying the great outdoors. It’s also great at speeding up the healing time of any cuts that come from our various chores and projects around the farm and house!

With the natural antiseptic properties of Tea Tree essential oil It can be applied directly on the wounds,  cut, insect bites and stings, etc to ward off infections.

2. Natural household cleaner

The innate antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities of Tea Tree essential oil allows it to also be a great choice as a natural household cleaner. It can kill bad bacteria all around you and your home. Just take Tea Tree essential oil and mix it with water and vinegar to make a cleaning cocktail so you can apply it to any surface needing cleaning such as kitchen counter tops, toilets, bathtubs, showers, sinks, etc!

3. Acne control and prevention

Natural Organic Tea Tree Foaming Hand SoapTea Tree essential oil is great at fighting acne! It is one of the most effective ways of naturally combating it. You can easily create your own home solution by taking Tea Tree essential oil and slightly diluting it with water then just apply directly to any pimples. Its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties we discuss above are some of the same reasons why it works so well against acne as well as its antioxidant properties.

You can also wash your skin with our Natural Organic Tea Tree Foaming Hand Soap and Sugar Scrub to assist in eliminating acne and to help prevent it.

4. Reduces inflammation

A phenomenal feature of Tea Tree essential oil is that it can actually help reduce inflammation! This includes it being used as a natural eczema treatment and for helping reduce psoriasis. It may not completely cure these issues but it can certainly help, especially when used in conjunction with natural and organic products.

Many of our customers with eczema have commented that when they switch to using our natural organic soaps that their skin issues die down and some don’t return. This is in part due to the synthetic ingredients and chemicals found in many store bought brands, thus when they switch to ours the natural and organic ingredients help sooth and reduce the inflammation their skin has experience when using the store bought brands.

5. Aromatherapy

Tea Tree essential oil can help stimulate blood circulation as well as the immune system. With many of the properties we discussed earlier, Tea Tree essential oil can act as a buffer against some infections. Many people love the smell of Tea Tree essential oil and even if you don’t it blends well with other essential oils as well. These attributes make using Tea Tree essential oil in aromatherapy a great choice!


Have you used Tea Tree Oil before? What did you use it for? Did you find any uses for it not listed here?

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Tea Tree Leaves - Melaleuca alternifolia

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