Must Have Essential Oil #4, Tea Tree is a popular essential oil that has been used for hundreds of years. It has also had many scientific studies conducted to validate its antibacterial benefits.
Melaleuca alternifolia – Steam Distilled from the leaves of the trees that grow in Australia. Tea Tree is antimicrobial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. This essential oil has a medicinal, woodsy and somewhat herbaceous aroma.
Tea Tree is most known for it’s ability to fight bacteria. Most people use it when they feel a cold coming on, or as an everyday preventative measure to keep illness at bay. Tea Tree is also one of the top essential oils that fight acne. It rids your skin of the bacteria that clogs your pores.
Tea Tree can also be used for all of the following:
- Infections, Insect Bites, Rashes, Acne, Ringworm, Oily Skin, Itching, Cold Sores, Warts, Athlete’s Foot, Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Whooping Cough, Insecticide, Antiseptic, Lice, Fleas, Aches and Pains, Sprains
With Tea Tree is important to use the “Less is More” concept. Tea Tree is powerful enough that you don’t need to use a lot to get the desired result.
Tea Tree is a must have for your home. I prefer to apply it to my and my children’s feet when a cold hits. The essential oil will absorb into the pressure points in your feet and start fighting the cold-causing bacteria. Like with all the other Must Have Essential Oils, give it a try and you will not be disappointed.