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".
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.
Tea Tree Oil Recipes
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.
Mix together and apply with a cotton pad.
Tea Tree Dandruff Shampoo
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
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.