Even if you’re not big on aromatherapy, a bottle of tea tree oil is very handy to have around the house. Tea tree oil is extremely versatile. One bottle can be used for making homemade beauty products or cleaning supplies and for treating minor illnesses.
Tea tree oil can be added to witch hazel to make a great astringent for fighting acne or a homemade spray deodorant. Tea tree oil, vinegar, and water makes a cheap multipurpose cleaner for your bathroom and kitchen.
A tea tree oil and water spray combination can be used in your basement to control mold and mildew. If you’re not feeling well, a few drops of tea tree oil in your bath water can help loosen chest congestion. These are just a few of my favorite uses for this amazing product.
Tea tree oil has a warm, spicy scent. I didn’t like it at first, but it’s grown on me. If you’re bothered by the fragrance, try adding grapefruit or lavender essential oil to the mix to help tone it down a bit.
Essential oils are considered safe to use, but you should consult your doctor if you’re pregnant or have allergies. You also need to remember that tree tree oil should never be applied directly to the skin. Essential oils are very strong and must be diluted before using. And, since most uses only require a couple drops of oil, one small bottle of tea tree essential oil lasts for quite some time.
I like purchasing essential oils from Drugstore.com because it’s easy to add my oils onto my purchase of vitamins and over the counter medications. If you live in a larger city, however, you might be able to find a better price on tea tree oil locally.
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