Essential Oil Spotlight: Tea Tree

Hi friends!

Have you ever wanted to get into essential oils but aren’t quite sure where to start or where to find information? That’s how I felt about a year ago before diving into the magical world of oils! There are so many resources out there and dozens of essential oil companies that this whole thing can be pretty confusing! I’m writing this with hope that I may be able to help you ease into your essential oil practice. My goal is to simplify this information so that you feel like you’re able to digest everything fully, but so that you also feel very confident in your knowledge of different oils.

Today, I’m sharing all about tea tree essential oil! Tea tree is a must have in your essential oil kit! It’s such a good, cleansing oil, and you don’t want to miss all of it’s benefits!

Here are some of the most well-known benefits of tea tree:

  • Used to treat a large variety of skin ailments including abscesses, acne, boils, burns, rashes, skin tags, warts and wounds
  • Fights fungal and bacterial problems such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm
  • Aids in fighting infections from things such as animal bites, bed sores,
  • Controls cradle cap, dandruff, oily hair
  • Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, disinfectant, fungicidal
  • Great for physical ailments like arthritis and pain
  • Helps with illnesses such as bronchitis, cold, cough, flu, laryngitis, sinus infection, and whooping cough
  • Fights insects and parasites
  • Good for dental health
  • Supports immune system

As you can see, tea tree has SO many great benefits! Here are a few ways you can use it:

  • Use to heal pimples
  • Use for aromatherapy purposes
  • Massage for physical ailments
  • Use neat for wounds and infections
  • Use with a compress

In my opinion, one of the hardest parts about using essential oils is knowing what oils blend well together. Some scents work great together, while others clash, just like some benefits work well together, and others are counter-productive. Here are some oils that blend well with tea tree:

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Black Pepper
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Lemongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Ylang-Ylang

Although essential oils can be so healing and grounding, there are definitely things to take into consideration before using each oil. Here are a list of precautions to think about before using tea tree essential oil:

  • Tea tree may cause skin irritations for individuals with sensitive skin.
  • Tea tree is not save to take internally.

If you’re looking for some recipe inspo, here are a few recipes I’ve created (both for my own blog and for the Simply Earth blog) that include tea tree. I’ll continue to update this list as I create more recipes that feature this amazing oil!

I hope I’ve helped you understand a bit more about tea tree essential oil! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me (my email is naturallyariblog@gmail.com).

What other oils would you like to learn more about?

Naturally,

Ari

** I am not yet a certified aromatherapist. All content has been retrieved from reputable and reliable sources that have been listed below. This post also contains affiliate links that I may receive monetary compensation from.**

Resources:

 

Essential Oils Natural Remedies. New York: Fall River Press, 2015. Print. The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing

“Tea Tree Essential Oil.” Simply Earth. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 June 2017.

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