Doterra Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) Review and Uses
Doterra Tea Tree Essential Oil Review
Tea tree oil, or melaleuca, is a fantastic and versatile essential oil that has been popular for years. The oil has 92 different compounds and has been used in Australia by Aborigines for hundreds of years. The tea tree oil produces a cooling effect and has also been proven to combat strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
You can use tea tree oil in diffusers, taken internally, or applied topically. Among many of the ailments it treats, you can use tea tree oil for acne, cold sores, earaches, halitosis, MRSA, and insect bites and sunburns.
When using tea tree oil topically, you should dilute it with fractionated coconut oil, especially if you have sensitive skin. Using a carrier oil also helps the essential oil infuse into the skin faster.
Aborigines would crush tea tree leaves and inhale the aroma for clearer breathing, and when applied topically, it can provide a cooling, antiseptic effect. When used in a diffuser, melaleuca can purify and freshen the air. It works well as a household cleaner and can even fight off mold.
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Tea tree oil has been proven to be as useful for treating acne as benzoyl peroxide but without all of the side effect like raw, red, inflamed skin.
For a homemade face mask, mix:
- Two teaspoons of raw honey
- Five drops of tea tree oil
Blend the two together and rub on your face. Leave it on your face for about one minute, then rinse off.
Soothe a Sore Throat
When you have a sore throat, your mucous membranes become inflamed. The application of tea tree oil can help reduce the inflammation and also ward off infections, keeping illness at bay.
Make mouthwash with:
- One drop of tea tree oil
- Glass of warm water
- Two teaspoons of salt
Combine the ingredients and gargle with it at least once a day.
Works Great as a Hand Sanitizer
Tea tree oil is a beneficial ingredient in a homemade hand sanitizer. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties can protect you from icky bathrooms and when you find yourself in a situation where soap and water just won’t do.
To make your hand sanitizer:
- 25-30 drops of tea tree oil
- Nine drops of lavender oil
- 9 drops clove oil
- One tablespoon of witch hazel
- 8 ounces of aloe vera gel
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and place in a small sealed container in a cool place out of direct sunlight for one month.
Fight Fungal Infections
Fungal infections like yeast infections and candida can target with a powerful antifungal topical solution. However, if you have a yeast infection in a sensitive area, this may not be the remedy for you—tea tree oil should not be applied to the inner ear, eyes, or sensitive areas. Mix 5–6 drops of oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to the infection daily.
If you suffer from eczema, the anti-inflammatory properties and analgesic properties will help reduce inflammation and heal dry skin. Dilute 1-2 drops of tea tree oil into one tablespoon of coconut oil and massage into the affected area daily.
With its natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil should be a part of your everyday essential oils. Remember not to use tea tree oil on cats, as they have a sensitivity to it, and children may receive it topically if it’s diluted, but never ingested.