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Protect yourself these holidays from germs using Tea Tree!

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Chapped lips and hands? Let tea tree essential oil help heal your dried skin. Not only is it healing but tea tree will also help keep away the bacteria and germs that often jump around in the holidays.

In the winter time it is quite common to suffer from chapped lips and skin because of the cold. At Christmas we might enjoy being outdoors perhaps caroling, searching for a perfect Christmas tree or ice skating. Simply going out to the car or bus can catch our lips in that icy cold wind! Luckily, tea tree oil is a natural balsamic; another word for balsamic is balm which is a fragrant ointment used as medication. Tea tree oil is an ointment that can heal your coarse lips and flaky skin.

This holiday season try making your own healing lip balm using tea tree oil and why not make a few batches to give away as gifts? You will need 1 cup of beeswax pellets (you can buy these at an online retailer), 3 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. You can also add 2-3 drops of peppermint oil to give those lips a fresh minty twist. Peppermint and tea tree essential oil blend well together. Melt the beeswax pellets and coconut oil in a double boiler. Once melted, take off the heat, add your essential oil and then stir well. You can find empty lip balm tins online for really cheap. Fill them quickly and allow to cool before putting on the lids. Decorate with labels and stickers, and give some away as thoughtful gifts this Christmas!

Tea tree oil is not only a balsamic but it is also an anti-bacterial and this is especially important during the holiday season. A great product to make as backup for your whole family, is a moisturizing, anti-bacterial hand soap (super easy to make and best of all without any nasty chemicals like the ones you get in the shops). This will not only keep your hands moisturized but it will also wash those lurking germs far away.

The items you will need are: a glass or plastic soap container with a pump (you can reuse an old one or purchase cheaply online), Castile soap (go for the extra mild, gentle liquid soap made from certified organic ingredients that you can find online) 2 tablespoons almond oil, 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin (this will be your moisturizer), and your choice of essential oils. Our favorite is 10-15 drops of tea tree oil and 10- 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Place all the ingredients in your container and then fill it to the top with distilled water. Mix it together with some vigorous shakes and your hand soap is ready to use.

Another fantastic tip to protect yourself and your family this holiday season is to make your own hand sanitizer to take with you when you are out and about to ensure you don’t pick up any viruses or bacteria. Now making your own has added benefits because you can use all natural ingredients including your pure tea tree essential oil which has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Purchased hand sanitizers often have a very high concentration of alcohol (which can be very irritating to the skin) and other nasty chemicals like triclosan (considered a human carcinogen and has also been linked to other health problems). Your home-made sanitizer will last for about a month. You will need: 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 8 ounces of aloe vera gel, 25-30 drops of tea tree oil and 9 drops of lavender oil. Mix all these ingredients together and store it in a small, capped container.

Staying healthy and happy this holiday season has never been this easy with tea tree oil! Use these super easy recipes for money saving yet thoughtful gifts for your friends and family.

Merry Christmas and have a healthy New Year!



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My husband actually bought this excellent lavender oil for me. I'm a certified massage therapist and I use a LOT of essential oils in my practice. Many over the years have been pretty bad quality but WellnesScent, to my happy surprise, is excellent and very potent.

Dec 27, 2015