8 Surprising Uses for Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a true staple in people's collection. With over 92 different compounds, this oil proves to be more versatile than most people realise. You may know this oil it by its more common name, Tea Tree oil. Most people are aware of Tea Tree's amazing benefits for the skin, however did you know about these 8 surprising uses?
1) Cleaning in Damp Places
Tea Tree is very effective as a cleansing & purifying agent and a great toxic-free alternative. Dilute 8-10 drops with water in a spray bottle, and apply to walls, shower cubicles, bath tubs and other damp areas.
2) Removing Marker Pens from skin
Kid had an accident with a permanent marker? Not to worry, Tea Tree will wipe skin clean in no time.
3) Refresh Your Washer
Has your washing machine developed a musty smell? Add a couple of drops of Tea Tree to your laundry detergent for a freshening boost.
4) Awaken Your Senses
Diffuse Tea Tree nearby to open your airways and energise your senses. Inhaling Tea Tree oil can also change your mood in an instant, so if you are having a tough moment, grab that bottle.
5) Make-Up Brush Cleanser
Want to give your cosmetic brushes a deep clean? Put 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil into a container, add 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Grapefruit essential oil. Swirl your brushes several times until clean, rinse under warm water, and leave to dry on a towel.
6) Immune Support
Feeling a little under the weather? Take a couple of drops of Tea Tree internally in a veggie capsule for a boost to your immune system (BE SURE YOUR TEA TREE OIL IS SUITABLE FOR INTERNAL USE).
7) Eliminate Razor Burn
Mix Tea Tree together with Fractionated Coconut oil to cool and soothe the skin after shaving.
8) Cleansing of Toenails
After showering, swimming or using public facilities, apply Tea Tree to your feet and toenails to keep them looking healthy.
CAUTION: Do not allow cats or dogs to ingest tea tree (Melaleuca) essential oil.