Today we know that the oil extracted from the Melaleuca tree, called Melaleuca oil or Tea Tree Oil, serves a multitude of purposes from healing to cleaning and cosmetic treatments to holistic healing. I've always used tea tree oil for clearing blemishes on my skin, as an anti-septic on scrapes or cuts, face cleanser, sore throat soother, and cold ease. It's scent has always intrigued me as well. If you haven't smelled this wondrous scent before, it's a cross between peppermint and patchouli. I find it very calming but also the strength can be intense at times.
Apothecary Extracts has shared with me 53 uses for Tea Tree Oil in their e-book and if you purchase their oil, you get the book free. I'll share with you a recipe below from the fabulous book plus inside the book their are so many more recipes and uses!
Some of my favorite uses from their e-book or most clever uses are listed below.
- Treating Acne
- Promoting healing of Bumps/Scrapes
- Healing Scars
- Repairing Dry Skin
- Clearing up Dandruff
- Antiseptic for Staph Infection (external only)
- Moisturizing Face Wash
- Body Scrub
- Lip Balm
- Make your own Shampoo
- Make your own All purpose cleaner
One easy recipe that most people have the ingredients on hand is the All Purpose Cleaner.
All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
To make this cleaner you will need:
- A clean empty spray bottle
- 2 Teaspoons of Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Cups of Distilled Water
- 6 Ounces of White Vinegar
- 20 drops of lemon oil
Shake well prior to each use. This works great for spot cleaning and as an antibacterial spray.
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*This post is sponsored by Apothecary Extracts, however all opinions shared herein are my own.*