One of the more popular oils, Tea Tree has a fresh, spicy camphor scent that's cleansing and revitalizing. It helps support a healthy immune system and is good for skin care. It is one of those must-have essential oils for every home first aid kit, as it has been said to be used to help prevent infection and speed healing of minor cuts, scrapes, burns, bug bites, rashes, and other minor wounds throughout time. Tea Tree’s antioxidant and cleansing properties make it one of the best essential oils for skin care to help clear pores, regulate oil production, and improve the appearance of blemishes, scars, and age spots. It is reputed to be effective against nail bed fungus, dandruff, warts, and athlete’s foot. Tea Tree has been reported by some certified aromatherapists to assist in boosting the immune system and relieve respiratory conditions by clearing congestion and reducing inflammation. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils to add to household cleaners and has been shown to control mold. It is also commonly added to deodorants, hand cleaner, and said to in some cases to repel insects. Use in shampoos for a healthy scalp and to prevent lice.
Make your own surface cleaning wipes using Tea Tree with this simple recipe. Tea Tree can even help reduce inflammation and itching associated with insect bites and stings - keep this roll-on handy during summer months for natural relief.