Tea Tree Oil
Nature's Healer

Originally known only to the aboriginal people of Australia, tea tree oil has become one of the most widely used natural remedies on the market.

The oil is produced from the sticky leaves of the tea tree plant, and has been credited to have healing effects that are nothing short of miraculous. While it can't actually perform miracles, when used topically it certainly lives up to it's nickname "First-Aid Kit in a Bottle".


Special uses:

  • studied against benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of acne, with the results that both had significant effects in the treatment of lesions, with tea tree acting a little slower, but with less side effects.

  • Will heal athletes foot when mixed 50/50 with peppermint oil
  • Will heal folliculitis, whether caused by bacteria or fungus
  • will kill lice; add to shampoo
  • Nail fungus
  • Warts
  • Cold sores and fever blisters
  • heals body piercings
  • Eczema
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Scalp sores

This oil can be toxic when ingested, so this is NOT for internal use.

Those who have used this healing oil for years swear by the results, and some swear that it will cure everything imaginable. What we do know is that it has been used successfully for a number of healing applications.

Make sure you use a good quality tea tree oil, sold in a colored glass bottle, so it has not degraded.

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Tea Tree Oil Recipes

Acne Toner/Tonic

This toner will benefit acne prone skin by killing germs and healing existing lesions. Use this after cleansing your skin, at least twice a day, morning and evening, to heal acne and avoid future breakouts.

If you suffer from folliculitis, this toner will help heal. Tea tree is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so whether your bumps are caused by bacteria or fungus, tea tree will be effective.

  • 1/2 C Witch Hazel
  • 20 drops Tea Tree Oil

Mix together and apply with a cotton pad.

Tea Tree Dandruff Shampoo

  • 1 bottle mild shampoo (can use castile)
  • 1 t Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Douche

Said to be effective against yeast infections, use 5 drops per bag of water.

Tea Tree Natural Deodorant

Body odor coming from perspiration is caused by the bacteria generated and the bacteria on the surface of the skin. Tea tree oil is a very effective anti-bacterial, and works well as a deodorant.

Simple deodorizing can be as easy as wiping down underarms with tea tree oil. This is a little strong-smelling, though, and really only necessary if you have developed folliculitis or and infection.

Basic Powder Deodorant

  • 1/4 C baking soda
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 20 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops peppermint or patchouli oil

Mix essential oils into the baking soda first, breaking up clumps and mixing until smooth. Then add the cornstarch and blend well. Apply with a puff.

Spray Deodorant

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Witch Hazel
  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 t glycerin
  • 10 drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 10 drops essential oil of your choice

    Shake all ingredients up in a spray bottle. Use after bathing.

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