Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.
1. Hand Sanitizer
Tea tree oil makes an ideal natural hand sanitizer.
2. Insect Repellent
Tea tree oil may help keep pesky insects away.
3. Natural Deodorant
Tea tree oil’s antibacterial effects may help control underarm odor related to perspiration.
4. Antiseptic for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
Injuries that result in broken skin make it easy for germs to enter your bloodstream, which can lead to infection.
Tea tree oil can be used to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions by killing S. aureus and other bacteria that can cause infection in open wounds
5. Boost Wound Healing
In addition to preventing infection in cuts and abrasions, tea tree oil may also encourage wound healing.
6. Fight Acne
Tea tree oil can be a powerful weapon against acne.
7. Get Rid of Nail Fungus
Fungal nail infections are quite common.
Tea tree oil has been shown to help get rid of nail fungus when used alone or in combination with other natural remedies
8. Chemical-Free Mouthwash
Tea tree oil may fight germs that cause tooth decay and bad breath
9. All-Purpose Cleaner
Tea tree oil makes a great all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes surfaces.
10. Soothe Skin Inflammation
Tea tree oil may help relieve inflamed skin.
11. Control Dandruff
12. Treat Athlete’s Foot
13. Banish Mold on Fruits and Vegetables
Tea tree oil contains compounds that help fight the growth of mold on fruits and vegetables. Adding tea tree oil to water when rinsing produce may help your produce remain mold-free.
14. Relieve Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy, scaly skin.
Tea tree oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which, according to emerging evidence, may be helpful for easing psoriasis symptoms