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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:27

Tea Tree - Around The Home

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Keep out of reach of children” is a popular phrase present on many household cleaners and products. Many of the chemicals that we use to keep our homes clean are harmful when ingested. Some are even harmful when they are inhaled. Essential oils have powerful effects that make it possible to clean and sanitize your home without using these harmful chemicals.

Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It has the ability to naturally clean any surface in your home.

A multi-purpose cleaner can easily be made with 1 teaspoon of tea t ree oil mixed with 1 gallon of water. Place the solution in a spray bottle and use it to clean your kitchen, bathrooms, floors, etc. This cleaner is not only healthier to use in your home but it is also a lot cheaper than the multi-purpose cleaners that you buy from the store.

Another way to save money and keep your family clean and healthy is by making your own laundry soap while including some tea tree oil in the mixture. You will need a 10 gallon bucket, one bar of grated fels naptha soap, 1 large box of borax, a 3 pound box of washing soda and 1 Tablespoon of tea tree essential oil. Melt the fels naptha soap in 4 cups of water. Place the solution in the bucket and fill it up with 5 gallons of water. Mix well. Stir in the borax, washing soda and tea tree oil. Put 5 more gal lons of water in the bucket. Mix well and leave it to sit overnight. You can use about 2/3 a cup with each laundry load. The soap, borax and washing soda will get your clothes clean while the tea tree oil will eliminate all the bacteria and viruses that may be on the clothes. The tea tree oil will also make your clothes smell wonderful.

Another cleaner that you can make is a disinfectant spray. Combine ½ cup vinegar, 2 cups hot water, 1 teaspoon washing soda and 10 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Shake up the solution to combine and you can use this spray to safely disinfect your home.

Do you have a problem with mold or mildew in your house? Tea tree oil is a fungicide which means that it can naturally get rid of mold and mildew. Make a cleaning solution with ½ cup water ½ cup vinegar and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Scrub the infected area thoroughly until the mold or mildew is gone.

If bugs are a problem in your home you can make a bug spray that will eliminate them without putting harmful chemicals in your home. Combine ½ cup vinegar with ½ cup apple cider vinegar and 50 drops of tea tree oil. You can also use peppermint and citronella oils in combination with the tea tree oil. Use it in a spray bottle to get rid of your pest problem.

Tea tree oil is helpful around the home. Using the solutions above you will not only keep your home clean but you will keep your family safe from chemicals.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:26

Tea Tree Neti Pot

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Have you ever tried a Neti pot?

A neti pot is a way to clean out your nasal passages. In technical terms it is a nasal saline irrigation procedure. This procedure can be done at home and it is even recommended by some to be a part of your daily routine.

To use a Neti, you combine 1 pint water (use distilled or boiled water) with 1 teaspoon salt. Fill the pot with this saline solution and then tilt your head to the side. While leaning over a sink or tub, pour the contents of your Neti pot through one nostril. The fluid will flow through one nostril and out the other. As it flows through your nasal passage, it will help clear out excess mucus, allergens and irritants.

A type of Neti pot has been used for thousands of years. They were used in ancient India. It was a part of a cleansing technique in Hatha yoga. People of this day would use them to clear out the third eye. By cleaning out this third eye one would have a clear head and would experience an extrasensory perception.

Today there are many surgeons and celebrities that endorse the use of a Neti pot. They use it because every day you breathe in toxins and pollutants. These toxins enter in through your nasal passage. If you don’t clean your nose daily, these pollutants will stay there. Many compare it to the necessity to brush your teeth every day. While you need to have good dental hygiene in order to stay healthy, you should also have good nasal hygiene.

The Neti pot has withstood the test of time and many endorse the use of it; but it may not be as beneficial as we are led to believe. About ten percent of users experience irritation, stinging and nosebleeds. It is also possible that through the use of a Neti pot, you are introducing more bacteria into your body.

In order to avoid this bacterial induction, make sure that you use distilled or boiled water in your Neti pot. You also need to clean your Neti pot after each use in order to kill bacteria. Just like your toothbrush, you need to replace your Neti pot every 6 months or so. While the Neti pot is effective in removing allergens and irritants it may also remove beneficial agents in your nasal passage. Within your nasal are antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agents. The direct application of saline will dilute these beneficial agents and may even wash them away. This will cause you to get sick even more often. While the Neti pot may seem like a beneficial product, it may be doing more harm than good. It is best to use this product in moderation at times when you really need to clear your nose.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:26

Tea Tree Oil and the Melaleuca Tree

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The Malaleuca tree is commonly known as tea tree known for its natural soothing and cleansing properties.  The Malaleuca tree is native to Australia and New Zealand. However, it also has been introduced to other parts of the world.

The Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia ) tree, is a genus of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae . Also known as punk tree or paper bark tree is an important part of the Australian landscape with powerful medicinal qualities can be distilled and used as an essential oil, more commonly called tea tree oil. Melaleuca is an evergreen tree, growing to about 80 feet tall. Its bark is whitish, spongy, peeling, and in many layers. Its leaves are to 5 inches long, alter nate alternately arranged, ovate to lanceolate, evergreen, simple, short-stalked, narrowly elliptic . Leaf veins are more or less parallel. The white flowers are small and crowded in bottlebrush-like spikes at branch tips. The fruit are short, cylindrical or squarish, woody capsules with many tiny seeds. The flowers are produced in dense clusters along the stems, each flower with fine small petals and a tight bundle of stamens.

The tree thrives in warm, moist climates. It has be grown as a monoculture in the southern states of the United States (USDA hardiness zones 8-11), where it ’s warm and humid for most of the year.

The Melaleuca tree is commonly found growing along waterways and in swamps. Although, the tree is drought tolerant. Produces huge quantities of seeds, which become small trees, which grow into almost impenetrable forest, such as in the state of Florida where the trees are more of a pest and has now classified them as an invasive species.

There are well over 200 recognized species of the Melaleuca tree with each species varying slightly. Some species grow more like shrubs while others grow to become large trees. Certain species can be distinguished by their paper-like bark. The tree blooms beautifully and depending on the species may bloom in white, pink, red or green.

When British explorer James Cook landed in southeast Australia in 1770, he observed local Aborigines brewing the “tea tree” leaves as a tea. Impressed by the tea, he gathered leaves for the use of his crew throughout the remainder of his voyages.

The Melaleuca tree should not be confused with a tea tree that supplies black and green tea. Often, the Melaleuca leaves are used strictly for medicinal purposes and aren’t intended to be ingested frequently.

If you’re wishing to grow your own Melaleuca, you can buy seeds that you can plant or you can propagate a new tree from the branches of an existing one.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:25

Distilling Tea tree

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Tree oil is potent and useful. If you have access to tea tree leaves, you may be able to distill some oil from the leaves in your own home.

Tea trees are native to Australia. The tree can also survive in tropical climates where it is warm and humid. If you have access to these leaves you can use the leaves to create your oil. This article will review the process of steam distillation and distillation using a still.

Remember before you begin to take the necessary safety precautions. This oil may be volatile and may irritate your skin if exposed to it in large amounts. Wear safety goggles and gloves when distilling your oil.

Steam distillation can be done using items in your own kitchen. You will need a pot with a lid, a vegetable steamer, a glass measuring cup, some water and ice and a separating funnel. The separating funnel can be

purchased online and looks like the picture below.

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Once you have all your materials place the tea tree leaves in the pot and cover them with water. Place your vegetable steamer on top of the leaves/water in order to create a flat surface. In the middle of the steamer place a measuring cup. Put the lid on the pot upside-down so that the handle is in the measuring cup. Boil the water. Place ice cubes on the top of the lid to aid with the condensation inside.

Once all the ice is melted, turn off the burner and remove the lid. Pour everything from the measuring cup into the separating funnel. Shake the funnel and then wait for the contents inside to settle. You will see the separation inside between the water and the oil.

Open the valve on the bottom and release the water. You will be left with the oil that you can store in a separate container.

The second way to distill your tea tree oil is by using a still. Stills can be purchased online and look like the picture below.

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Begin the process by pouring water into the distil lation beaker. Fill the upper container with as many tea tree leaves as you can. Start a low water flow into your condenser and turn on the heat under your water. Leave the heat on for thirty minutes, or more.

Turn off the heat and pour off any water caught in the container that caught your tea tree oil. Store your oil to use whenever you wish.

The process of distillation is rather simple but if you live in cold climates you may find it difficult to obtain fresh leaves from the tea tree. If this is the case, it may be easier and cheaper to buy your oil already made.

Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:24

Tea Tree Beauty Products

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Many beauty products that are available over the counter have harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your skin. It is easy to make your own natural beauty products using tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is effective in treating acne, dandruff, and body odor. It is also used to treat fungus that you may have growing on your feet. This article with give the recipes to make four different beauty products that use tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is often added into store bought shampoos in order to combat dandruff. Tea tree oil can also be used to treat lice. Using this shampoo recipe, you can use it daily for dandruff or occasionally as the need arises to combat lice. Place in a jar the following ingredients: ½ cup coconut milk, 2/3 cup Castile soap, 30 drops tea tree oil, 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. Shake the jar to combine the ingredients and use it when needed.

Anti-bacterial acne bars are expensive if you buy them from the store. They also contain many chemicals that my dry out your face. Make your own acne soap bar by combining 1 pound glycerin soap base with 1 teaspoon tea tree oil. Melt the soap and combine the oil. Place the melted soap in a mold and let it cool. Use the soap daily on your entire body or you can use it where acne presents.

Body odor is a problem if not properly treated with deodorant. Make your own easily with products you probably already have in your home. Use 5 Tablespoons coconut oil, 4 Tablespoons baking soda, 3 Tablespoons cornstarch and 5 drops of tea tree oil. Mix the ingredients together in a small, air tight container and use daily.

If you suffer from athlete’s foot or from a foot fungus, tea tree oil can help you eliminate the pain and embarrassment that comes from these fungi. Many treatments for these fungi are expensive and sometimes dangerous. Tea tree oil is an effective anti-fungal, safe and natural. You can make a foot soak solution that will help eliminate these fungi. Combine 2 Tablespoons vinegar, 2 cups warm water, 1 teaspoon tea tree oil and 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Soak your feet in the solution daily until the fungus disappears.

Keeping yourself healthy and clean can be easy and natural. Try one of these recipes today and you will start to see the powerful effects of tea tree oil.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:23

Totally Terrific Tea Tree!

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I first got interested in Tea Tree Essential Oil after checking out The Dr Oz Show and learning how to give my medicine cabinet a boost by throwing out old, expired prescriptions and over the counter remedies to make space for his top essentials. Dr Oz recommends Tea Tree Essential Oil as the number one essential! ''No medicine cabinet should be without Tea tree oil'' he says. Here is why...

It is believed that the Aborigines of Australia have been using the leaves of the indigenous Malaleuca Tree in their medications for centuries. They inhaled the oils from crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds, sprinkled crushed leaves on their wounds and used an infusion of soaked leaves to treat sore throats or skin ailments. Tea Tree has so many anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits that today the Australian army puts it in soldiers' first aid kits. Because the benefits of Tea Tree oil are so recognized, it is no doubt one of the most popular essential oils of all times. It's most known for it's antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

So if you are anything like me, I'm sure you have a medicine cabinet loaded with stuff, all promising something or the other, but never ever providing without some silly side effect. Well I reached the point where I just had to stop with it all, turn to more natural remedies and take my health into my own two hands.

I started using essential oils, and Tea Tree was number one. I mean no home should be without Tea Tree oil, it sorts out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections in a snap, while it is great to clean wounds and also relieves muscle aches and pains. To top that it is also a powerful immune system stimulant. But my first experience with Tea Tree began when I was faced with a nail fungus that would not go away. The pharmaceutical solutions presented to me were harsh and actually required frequent monitoring of liver enzymes and I thought ''No thanks!'' especially for a simple, non-life threatening nail fungus. Would you believe it, after using a topical application of Tea Tree oil for 3 months the fungus completely disappeared? I did have to be patient but it was totally worth it.

Since then I have become very interested in aromatherapy (which uses essential oils) and have started to use it for a variety of woes. I must say, I have never been disappointed. But the one oil I use most just has to be Tea Tree oil, I would recommend that you get some and use it to keep your family and your home in tip top shape.

How to select the right brand of tea tree oil Before you buy essential oil, always do your brand research! Not all essential oils are created equal - many are diluted or contaminated. It is best to buy from reputable brands that sell their essential oils in small amber or cobalt bottles. My favorite brand WellnesScent only has premium, certified organic and 100 % pure essential oils. They are even offering a fab free Ebook with each of their oils, which is absolutely fabulous when you are starting out like me.

Healthy happy living to you all!

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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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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:19

Homemade Tea tree oil uses around the home.

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"Keep out of reach of children” is a popular phrase displayed on many household cleaners and products throughout the world. Many of the chemicals used to day to keep our homes clean can be harmful when ingested or inhaled. Did you know, that essential oils such as tea tree oil have the amazing powerful effects, that make it possible to clean and sanitize your home without the use of harmful chemicals.

Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It has the ability to naturally cleanse any surface in your home. A multi-purpose cleaner can easily be made by mixing 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 1 gallon of water. Place the solution in a spray bottle and use it to clean the surfaces of your kitchen, bathrooms and floors etc. This cleaner is not only healthier to use in your home but it’s also a lot cheaper than the multi-purpose cleaners bought in stores.

Another cost effective method in helping your family become cleaner is by making your own laundry soap with the addition of some tea tree oil.

You will need a 10 gallon bucket, one bar of grated Fels-Naptha soap, 1 large box of Borax, a 3 pound box of washing soda and 1 tablespoon of tea tree essential oil. Firstly, melt the Fels-Naptha soap in 4 cups of water. Then place the solution in a bucket and fill it with 5 gallons of water. Mix the solution well. Next, stir in the Borax, washing soda and the tea tree oil. Add 5 more gallons of water into the bucket and mix the solution well, leaving it to sit overnight. You can use about ⅔ of a cup with each laundry load. The soap, Borax and washing soda will get your clothes clean while the tea tree oil will not only make your clothes smell wonderful, it will more importantly eliminate all the bacteria and viruses lurking in your clothes.

Another household cleaner that you can make at home, is a disinfectant spray.This can be done by combining a ½ a cup of vinegar, 2 cups of hot w ater, 1 teaspoon of washing soda and 10 drops of te a tree oil into a spray bottle. Shake up the solution. The spray created can safely be used to disinfect your home.

Do you have a problem with mold or mildew in your home? Tea tree oil is a fungicide which can naturally get rid of any mold and mildew.This cleaning solution can be easily made by placing a ½ a cup of water, a ½ a cup of vinegar and 20 drops of tea tree oil combined in a spray or bowl. The solution should be thoroughly scrubbed on the affected area until the mold or mildew has disappeared.

If bugs are a problem in your home, why not make a bug spray that will eliminate them without the use of harmful chemicals in your home. To make the solution combine ½ a cup of vinegar with ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar and 50 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Other oils such as peppermint and citronella may also be used in the combination with the tea tree oil. This spray may eliminate your pest problems in a more natural chemical free way.

Tea tree oil is helpful around the home. By using the homemade solutions above you will not only keep your home clean but you will keep your family safe from harmful chemicals.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:17

Research on Tea Tree Oil

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The medicinal and health properties of tea tree has been known for many centuries through the knowledge of generations in native communities of Australia. More recently university studies have led us to further understand the benefits of this natural plant extract.

Tea tree oil has been a subject of much study among st scientists for many years. Extracted from the Melaleuca Tree, is indigenous to Northern Australia.

Arthur Penfold, a phytochemist became the curator of the Technological Museum in Sydney. He dedicated his life to studying volatile oils and the ir properties. Volatile oils are oils from plants. He did extensive research on tea tree oil and in 1923 discovered that tea tree oil was thirteen times stronger than carbolic acid. Carbolic acid at that time was a widely used disinfectant. Subsequently, in 1930 Arthur Penfold discovered the amazing the antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil. Much of the knowledge we know about tea tree oil can be attributed to Arthur Penfold’s work.

Research on tea tree oil still continues today. There are small studies being done by many scientists but one of the largest studies is being done by a resea ch group at the University of Western Australia. They’re conducting research to determine the extent of tea tree oil’s properties as an antimicrobial and an anticancer. The researchers have found that tea tree oil has many qualities to help battle different types of bacteria.

Some of the main topics of research include:

● How tea tree oil affects bacteria.

● Determining whether bacteria can become resistant to tea tree oil.

● Experimenting with the use of tea tree oil as a hand wash.

Recent studies have found that tea tree oil is effective in cleaning wounds and treating cold sores. Ongoing research is being conducted on whether tea tree oil is effective at treating MRSA, more commonly known as staph. Staph can occur if an infection occurs during surgery. There has been some evidence showing that tea tree oil can treat staph but more research needs to be done with a larger te st group.

Tea tree oil is also being studied as an anti-cancer. Researchers believe that tea tree oil can inhibit tumor cell growth. They’re still studying this possibility of how tea tree oil affects the tumor and how it may be used to treat cancerous tumors.

Tea tree oil has been an interesting topic of research in the past and present. While, currently there may not be any conclusions on certain studies. We do know that tea tree oil is beneficial as an antimicrobal and antibacterial agent. We hope that these ongoing studies will help determine other benefits of using this amazing volatile oil.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:14

Daily Usage of Tea Tree Oil

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Tea Tree oil is a great oil to use on a daily basis. You don’t need to make someth ing complicated in order to enjoy tea tree oil. In this article, we will give twelve different ways to use it daily. Try one today and see how you like it!

If you suffer from acne, add a couple drops when cl eaning your face. You can use it with the soap that you already use daily or you can use with just wate r. It will help to quickly clear up your acne.

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on your feet t hat causes the scaling, flaking and itching of the skin. Typically you can treat athlete’s foot with an anti fungal cream. Naturally you can treat it with tea t ree oil. Mix about 10 drops of tea tree oil with about 1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil, like coconut oil or grape seed oil. Massage the oil into your feet. Repeat ev ery day until the athlete’s foot disappears.

Tea tree oil is often an ingredient in anti-dandruf f shampoos. You can easily make your own anti- dandruff shampoo. Select whatever shampoo you usual ly use and add 20-30 drops of tea tree oil into the shampoo. Mix well and use daily. If you live in a dry climate or if your skin gets d ry and scaly in the winter, you can treat your dry skin by mixing tea tree oil with a carrier oil and then mas saging it into your skin.

Earaches are common in children. Oftentimes in orde r to get rid of the earache you have to put your child on a round of antibiotics. As an alternative, try treating an earache using tea tree oil. Add 2 drops of oil to 2 Tablespoons of warm water. Using a drop per, place one drop of the mixture in each ear. You may need to repeat this a couple times each day unt il the earache goes away.

Tea tree oil has a fresh scent. It can be used to f reshen the air and draw out bad odors. Take a handf ul of cotton balls and put some tea tree oil on them. Pla ce them in a baggie to store them until you need them. When you smell strong food odor or musty smel ls, take a cotton ball and place it in the room and it will smell fresh again in no time.

Chapped lips tend to be common in the winter. If yo u frequently are putting on Chap Stick or lip balm without any relief, try adding a drop or two of tea tree oil to your lip product.

Make a natural mouth wash by combining tea tree oil with water. You can adjust the strength of the mouthwash by adding more or less oil.

Mosquito bites are annoying. If you want to draw th e itch out of your mosquito bites simply place 1-2 drops of tea tree oil directly on the bite.

Keep your toothbrush clean with tea tree oil. Once a week place a couple drops of oil on your toothbrush. Let it sit and then rinse it before you use it. It will sanitize it and keep it fresh.

A soothing product that you can use for aching musc les is tea tree bath salt. To make it add 10-15 dro ps of tea tree oil with ½ cup of Epsom salts. Dissolve the salts in a warm bath and soak in it in order t o relieve muscle stress.

Enjoy your tea tree oil every day. Choose one thing to do today in order to utilize th is powerful oil.

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