Easy Uses for Tea Tree Oil

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If you know any people at all, then I'm pretty sure you have been invited to some kind of essential oils party. You either know someone or know someone that knows someone that sells some kind of oils. Everyone seems to be jumping on the essential oils bandwagon. While I am reluctant to say that they are the cure-all magic concoction of life, I do think that there are practical ways to add them to your daily routine to cut down on the amount of harsh and often dangerous chemicals we encounter on a daily basis.

I received this gigantic bottle for review purposes from Apothecary Extracts. Typically essential oils come in half once/15mL sizes like the Aura Cacia one below. The one for Apothecary Extracts is a whopping 4 ounces, so I will probably be using this for a really long time.

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that makes it great for treating acne, which is my main use for it. I like to dab a drop directly on to the breakout. Tea tree oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used without needing to be diluted, but I do suggest diluting it with a carrier oil (I like jojoba oil.) if you have super sensitive skin. 

Because of the antimicrobial properties, tea tree oil is also a good ingredient to use for homemade cleaning products. Although I would like to get into making safe and natural cleaning products, I'm not really a DIY kind of gal. I'm getting better at it, but it takes baby steps. Here are some of the ways that I use tea tree oil.

  • Clay mask -- add a little water to bentonite clay, then add a couple drops of tea tree oil -- You could use apple cider vinegar instead of water, but it's really intense!
  • Epsom salt bath -- handful of Epsom salts and 8-10 drops of tea tree oil in your bath water -- I love this after a workout!
  • Treat skin infections or conditions -- I put this on acne.
  • Antiseptic for cuts and burns
  • Steam treatment for colds -- pour steaming water into a large bowl (be careful), add a couple drops of tea tree oil, hold your head a safe distance to the steam while still being close, cover your head and bowl with a towel, breathe in the steam for 5-10 minutes. This also works without the added tea tree oil, but I like the oil when I'm really congested. 

Use tea tree oil with your Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay  
Have a relaxing bath!

Getting creative and coming up with different uses for my giant bottle of tea tree oil has been a lot of fun! This is a great deal at $24.99, especially for a bottle that is eight times larger than a typical bottle of tea tree oil. If you decide to order from Apothecary Extracts, they will send you a free e-book with uses and recipes that range from beauty remedies to cleaning supplies.

Have you jumped on the essential oils bandwagon? How do you like to use your oils? Let me know in the comments below!

Chek out my cleanser giveaway before you go!

-xoxo Lauren

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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