Fight Bacteria with Tea Tree Essential Oil

by FabulousFrannie

If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Tea Tree essential oil and its many wonders.

Tea Tree
The leaves and twigs of Melaleuca alternifolia are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that’s warm, fresh, and spicy in aroma. This middle note oil blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile German, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang. 

Whether it’s found in body wash, Athlete’s Foot treatment, or shampoo, Tea Tree is a favorite by many brands to help keep you looking and feeling great the all-natural way. And for good reason. Tea Tree is packed with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help keep troublesome things away, like germs and unpleasant aromas, allowing you to freshen up your home, clothes, mouth, and underarms. Just be sure to dilute before applying topically; adults can use up to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce (two tablespoons) carrier, such as oil, lotion, or water. Another way that Tea Tree’s tough antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties can benefit you is by easing difficult breathing and allergies. Although this oil is powerful, it can be used in small doses to help minimize discomfort in children associated with minor fevers, earaches, toothaches, and chest pain. When using with children, use up to 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier.

For topical applications, Tea Tree is ideal for any beauty regimen. It can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, cleanse the scalp of flakiness or build-up, and reduce peeling from minor sunburns.

Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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