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The Miracle Of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses

posted in Various
06/02/2015
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  • 80 USES OF TEA TREE OIL FOR SURVIVAL

    For thousands of years, the derivatives of the Malaleuca Tree have been effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. Here are 80 reasons why you should use it, too!

  • 1. Abrasions & Minor Cuts

    After cleaning the area well, apply a few drops of the oil directly. If a bandage is needed, allow a few drops of the oil to penetrate a cotton ball, then lay it face down on the wound with a bandage on top.



    2. Acne

    Add a drop to your normal cleansing routine or dab a very small amount on acne breakouts. You can also add 20 – 40 drops of the oil to your regular face wash.

  • 3. Air Freshener

    Keep a supply of cotton balls soaked in tea tree oil packed away in a plastic bag or tin. When confronted with foul smells from cooking, musty orders from dampness or even the medicinal smell in a sick room, take a few out the freshen the air and remove the nasty smell.



    4. Allergies

    Use topically by massaging into the chest, abdomen or the reflex points of the feet.



    5. Arthritis

    To help reduce pain associated with the swelling of arthritis, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of grapeseed or other carrier oil. Massage into affected area 2-3 times a day.

  • 6. Asthma

    Add a few drops of oil to a pan of water and heat on stove. When cooling, drape a towel over head and breath in for a few minutes.



    7. Athletes Foot

    Clean feet thoroughly, especially between toes. Add oil directly to feet every two weeks, dusting with corn starch after. Or add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of grapeseed or other carrier oil and massage on feet and between toes daily.



    8. Baby Care

    Keep your diaper pail clean and fresh with a spray of tea tree oil mixed with water.

  • 9. Bacterial Infections

    Use topically, either massaging into the reflex points of the feet, adding several drops to a bath or cautiously applying over an infected site.



    10. Bad Breath

    Rinse with 1 ounce water and 1 drop oil. Do not swallow!



    11. Bladder Infection

    In a shallow bath, add 10 – 15 drops of oil. Sit and wash area carefully.



    12. Blisters

    Wash area carefully, then apply as for cuts and wounds.



    13. Boils

    Apply a warm washcloth for a few minutes. Then apply a drop or two of oil to the area – the infection should rise to surface and eventually be released.

  • 14. Bronchial Congestion

    Use as directed for Asthma. Add 5 – 10 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil, and massage into chest and throat 2 – 3 times daily.



    15. Bronchitis

    Add 1-2 drops to a pan of hot water and breath in the steam, or massage the oil over the chest.



    16. Bruises

    After icing, apply oil as directed for Arthritis.



    17. Bunions

    Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. of carrier oil.



    18. Burns

    Run icy cold water on area. After a few minutes, add a mix of 5 drops oil with 1 tsp. raw honey. Repeat 3 – 5 times daily.

  • 19. Calluses & Corns

    Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. of carrier oil. Repeat 2 times daily. Once the corn or calluses have become soft use tweezers to remove, and apply a few drops of tea tree oil and cover with bandage.



    20. Canker Sores

    Apply a drop or two of oil directly to infected area with a cotton swab, 2 times daily. Also, rinse as directed for bad breath.



    21. Carbuncles

    Add a drop or two of oil to cotton swab and apply directly to carbuncle. Repeat twice daily.



    22. Chapped Lips

    Add 1 or 2 drops of oil to lip balm. Apply to lips as necessary.

  • 23. Chicken Pox

    Apply a drop of oil directly to blisters. Allow to dry, then dust with corn starch. Repeat every few hours or until blisters disappear.



    24. Chigger Bites

    Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.



    25. Cold Sores

    Apply a drop or two of oil directly to the sore with a cotton swab. Re-apply 2 – 3 times daily.



    26. Coughs

    Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes.



    27. Dandruff

    Add 20 – 30 drops oil to any shampoo. Apply a few drops to scalp and massage after washing.

  • 28. Dermatitis

    Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of grapeseed or other oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily.



    29. Dry Skin

    Add 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp sweet almond oil. Massage into skin.



    30. Earache and Infection

    Add 2 – 3 drops of oil to 2 tbsp warm olive oil. With a dropper, drop a small amount into aching ear, tilting head to one side for a moment. Use cotton swab to absorb oil. Repeat 2 – 3 times daily.



    31. Eczema

    Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp grapeseed oil or coconut oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

  • 32. Emphysema

    Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes.



    33. Flea Bites

    Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.



    34. Gout

    Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil; massage into affected area 2-3 times a day.



    35. Gum Disease

    Create a mouthwash with purified water, 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 drop of tea tree oil.

  • 36. Head Lice

    Add 20 drops of oil to 2 tbsp shampoo. Massage into scalp and hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, until eggs are gone.



    37. Hives

    Add 10 drops of oil to 4 tbsp of witch hazel. Apply with cotton ball. Or, mix with coconut oil (which is naturally healing and soothing itself) and gently apply to the infected areas.



    38. Homemade Mouthwash

    Make a simple homemade mouthwash with purified water and tea tree oil.

  • 39. Household Cleaning

    Can be used aromatically or added to homemade cleaners to kill germs and prevent the spread of colds and flus. You can make a general tea tree cleaner by combining 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend and use for household cleaning tasks. This is especially good in the bathroom and in toilets.



    40. Immune System

    To stimulate the immune system, diffuse through the air on a regular basis, massage into the soles of the feet to increase your immune response.

  • 41. Infected Wounds

    Adding the oil to steaming water, hold the infected area over the steam. Or dilute 1 drop of tea tree with 1 cup of water and rinse the infected area 1-2 times a day, as needed.



    42. Inflammation

    Massage over the inflamed areas, gently and always toward the heart, or diffuse and inhale the tea tree oil directly or indirectly.



    43. Ingrown Hairs

    Add 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to area. Repeat every 2 hours or until signs of infection disappear.



    44. Insect Repellant

    Add 15 drops to a quart of water and use as an effective insect repellent.

  • 45. Jock Itch

    Apply 10 – 15 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Apply 2 times daily. Dust with corn starch, to reduce chapping.



    46. Laryngitis

    Add 5 – 10 drops of oil and pinch of sea salt to 1 cup of warm water, gargle 2-3 times a day. Do not swallow!



    47. Laundry Helper

    Add 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil to your laundry for towels and other fabric prone to getting moldy.



    48. Mildew and Mold Remover

    Spray an all-purpose cleaner made with 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil and 2 cups of water on growing mold and mildew. Shake well before using and do not rinse.

  • 49. Mosquito Bites

    Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.



    50. Muscle Aches and Pains

    Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup Epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Massage well.



    51. Mumps

    Massage over the body and into the feet, and diffuse through the home.



    52. Nail Fungus

    Add 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to nail and the surrounding tissue. Allow to dry completely on hands before touching anything. Repeat morning and night for a week.

  • 53. Pest Control

    Household ants and other pests dislike Tea Tree Oil, so a few drops put at the point of entry will deter them. Wipe cupboards out with an oil and water solution to keep ants away.



    54. Plantar Warts

    Apply oil undiluted to affected area 2-3 times daily.



    55. Psoriasis

    Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.



    56. Rashes

    Mix with coconut oil and massage over the affected areas.

  • 57. Rheumatism

    To help reduce pain associated with rheumatism, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of carrier oil. Massage into affected are 2-3 times a day.



    58. Ringworm

    Apply a drop or two of oil undiluted, repeat 2 times daily. Can also mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 drop of lavender oil for added benefit.



    59. Rubella

    Dilute as needed and massage into the affected areas.



    60. Scabies

    Apply 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to area in the morning and at night.

  • 61. Sciatica

    Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.



    62. Seborrhea

    For skin: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. For scalp: Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp shampoo. Massage into scalp and hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 – 4 times daily. Bath: Add 10-15 drops of oil to bath.

  • 63. Shingles

    Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup Epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of grape seed oil or coconut oil and massage well.



    64. Shock

    Massage tea tree oil into the soles of the feet as needed.



    65. Sinusitis

    Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes. Also add 2 drops to a neti pot.



    66. Sore muscles

    Fill your bathtub with warm water. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the water to relax tight muscles.

  • 67. Sore Throat

    Add 2 drops of oil to 1 cup of warm water with pinch of sea salt, gargle 2-3 times a day. Do not swallow!



    68. Staph Infection

    Best used topically, rubbed into the soles of the feet to increase the immune response and fight infection.



    69. Stye

    Add 5 drops oil to a pan of steaming water. Drape towel overhead and steam 5 minutes. Apply warm compresses directly to stye.



    70. Sunburn

    Mix 1 TB coconut oil with 1 drop of tea tree and 1 drop of lavender and gently apply to to sunburned areas.

  • 71. Tattoos

    Apply after tattoos to avoid infection. Use undiluted, diluted with coconut oil or as a spray with purified water.



    72. Thrush

    Gargle with sea salt, warm water and 1 drop of tea tree.



    73. Ticks

    Apply a drop or two directly to the tick and the surrounding area.



    74. Toenail fungus

    Rub the tea tree oil directly onto the affected toenail and underneath the tip of the nail. Apply 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the oil once a day, preferably at bedtime.



    75. Toothbrush Cleaner

    Apply oil directly to toothbrush 1-2 times a week to kill bacteria.

  • 76. Tonsillitis

    Inhale from steaming water with tea tree, gargle, and massage into neck and soles of feet.



    77. Vaginal Infection

    Add several drops to the bath water.



    78. Viral Infections

    Diffuse tea tree oil throughout the home or inhale from steaming water.



    79. Warts

    Apply undiluted directly to wart. Use morning and night, until wart begins to disappear. Dilute if necessary for sensitive skin.

  • 80. Wounds

    Soak wounded area in water with tea tree oil, or spritz from a bottle of water with several drops of oil. Depending on the wound and your own sensitivity you may be able to apply directly.

  • A NOTE ABOUT CARRIER OILS

    In order to effectively use essential oils – not just tea tree oil – it is often necessary to dilute the essential oil in another oil so that it can be easily spread or massaged on the affected area. These oils are called “carrier” oils. Common carrier oils include coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and others.

    Fractionated coconut oil [remains liquid] and grapeseed oil are favorites because they are odorless and in the case of fractionated coconut oil, immune to rancidity.

  • In practical use, any oil can be used if you do not have one of these more therapeutic oils on hand.

    The properties of the various carrier oils is beyond the scope of this article but my favorite? Easy. Fractionated coconut oil. Is is relatively inexpensive, odorless and has a long shelf life making it perfect for the survival kit.

  • by Gaye Levy truththeory.com

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