Why you need to add tea tree oil to your essentials list

November 04, 2022 0 Comments

Why you need to add tea tree oil to your essentials list

There’s no doubt that at some point in life you’ve heard tea tree oil being referred to as a miracle treatment for acne and scarring. But did you know that’s simply the tip of the iceberg? From skin to hair and nails, tea tree oil is one of the best natural oils to use.

Here are a few more things tea tree oil may help with, according to Healthline and Medical News. 

Dry skin and eczema

Tea tree oil helps to soothe itchiness and irritation caused by dry skin and also soothes and moisturises the areas affected by skin conditions like eczema.

Hand sanitiser

Tea tree oil in a hand sanitiser helps not only to keep your hands from drying out but is also responsible for killing germs for colds, flu and many other illnesses.

Insect repellent

Tea tree oil has shown to kill or keep insects away and it is so much more effective than other insecticides that can be harmful to the environment.

Head lice

Head lice are becoming resistant to other medical treatments. Tea tree oil kills lice in exactly 30 minutes and a mixture of tea tree and lavender oils suffocates them.


Tea tree oil is the best for acne and those who have sensitive skin because it is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial oil in one. It calms redness, swelling and any inflammation.

Antiseptic for cuts and scrapes

Tea tree oil disinfects and treats any open wounds. Be sure to clean the wound properly first with soap and water to prevent germs from causing an infection. Continue using the oil and your wound should heal in no time.

A chemical-free mouthwash

Mix a bit of tea tree oil with water to dilute it and rinse your mouth. This prevents bad breath, gingivitis and plaque all round.

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