Tea Tree Essential Oil 100% Pure
|Name||Tea Tree Essential Oil|
|Color||Very Pale Yellow, almost clear|
|Aroma||Fresh and woody, heavily medicinal|
|Blend Ideas||Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang|
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Before I tell you about tea tree essential oil, I have to rant for just one minute. A lot of people say to use this oil topically without diluting. It can cause sensitization, so always dilute for topical use! We’re not talking about massive dilution like cinnamon or clove require, but no more than 15% (about 30 drops in 10mL of carrier). Some studies have shown that it’s more effective in weaker dilution than using it neat. A 2% dilution has been proven to work better than an undiluted application. I’m a stickler about this because I listened to the people who said to use it “neat” — and I’m sensitized to it. If I try to use it topically, I have itchy little bumps pop up where I used it. Very itchy. I have to take an antihistamine to stop the itching and rash . . . and I hate taking those, so I’m not happy with people who tell you to use this oil without diluting. *Rant over.*
Now, let me extol the values of this funky-smelling wonder in a bottle. Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, making it a great “go to” for a multitude of ailments. Mixed with lavender, frankincense, and carrier oil, it’s an awesome anti-itch spray or solution for skin problems. Right now, my son is using this to help fight ingrown hairs from shaving his beard (and the skin blemishes that come with those). We all know how fun ingrown hair can be. This mixture’s also great for mosquito bites. Have a child that will scratch a bite until it bleeds? Try it as soon as they get bitten.
Tea tree oil in a carrier, is great for your feet and toenails because of the antifungal properties. Those same properties make it an excellent addition to shampoo and conditioner, at 5% dilution. Note: This should be left on the scalp for 3-4 minutes.
It’s one of my rotation oils for immune support through diffusion. You should never use the same oil constantly. 10 days of one, then switch. Since some oils work better for me than others, I tend to rotate every couple of days so that I get back to my favorites faster. It’s also great in all purpose green cleansing sprays . . . . especially for cleaning musty bathrooms and spraying down doorknobs when there’s an ill person in the home.
Tea tree is in my first aid oils . . . those oils that I carry with me. I may not be able to use it but it’s great for my family (diluted, of course).
With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.
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