Tea Tree Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care/Acne Relief - To make a refreshing face mask, mix 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with 2 teaspoons of honey, leave it on for a minute and rinse. For acne relief, mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with witch hazel and apply with a cotton swab twice a day.
- Household Cleaner - Add a couple drops of tea tree oil to 2 cups of water and spritz to take care of musty odours, and mold- or mildew-prone areas like the shower, sink and bathtub. To make a general household cleanser, mix the oil with water, vinegar and lemon essential oil, and use it on counter tops, kitchen appliances, shower, toilet and sinks.
- Toenail Fungus/Athlete’s Foot Relief - Apply tea tree oil on the affected area using a clean cotton swab. For stubborn fungi, mix it with some oil of oregano.