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Tea Tree Oil benefits for Acne and more

Time and time again I’ve posted about the many wonders of Tea Tree Oil Products– from skincare, to home care.

This time, I’m presenting you with a sort of summary that lists the most important factors of Tea Tree when using it for treating acne in all its forms, along with some basic information and tips that you should know when using this wonderful essential oil and finally decide on try it on: it is a really cheap way to fight those pesky pimples – plus, it’s natural and you do not have to use any chemicals on your precious ans sensitive skin!

Uses and benefits of Tea Tree oil for Acne:

  • Tea tree oil is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the melaluca plant which is native to Australia. The oil is active against bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. It’s used to aid in healing abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, blisters, burns, cold sores,
    dandruff, herpes, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, and warts.
  • A laboratory study found that certain active components of tea tree oil effectively slow the growth of P. acnes. The oil’s proponents claim that even severe cases of acne have been shown to benefit from it.
  • Tea tree oil kills p. acne and is an ingredient in many acne skin care formulations—cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. Tea tree oil is considered as effective as benzoyl peroxide for killing p. acne bacteria, but it takes longer. However, tea tree oil doesn’t cause the redness, irritation, and inflammation that’s common with benzoyl peroxide.
  • For very sensitive skin use calming and soothing masks, such as an aloe vera, allantion, tea tree oil, or green tea compress. Other soothing ingredients for masks or compresses include licorice and red raspberry.
  • Essential oils such as geraniun, lavender, lemon and tea tree oil can be used to help regulate the sebaceous glands. These oils need to be diluted. A facial spray with lemon balm essential oil can help close the pores. Witch hazel can also be applied after cleansing.
  • Where you feel a pimple about to erupt, rather than squeeze it, try applying spirits of camphor, essential oil of lavender or tea tree oil four or five times daily to help dry it up and perhaps prevent eruption. If you do get an eruption and are prone to scarring, use a salve which includes vitamin E, calendula and comfrey.

Hope this help you decide wether you need this healthy approach to treat your acne with tea tree oil or not. Thanks for reading!

Tea Tree Oil uses and benefits with children

Tea Tree Oil is one of the most used essential oils within aromatherapy, since it is one the most basic ones.

It has triple antiseptic effect: fights bacteria, fungi and some viruses – and it can provide a lot of help when dealing with children.

Tea tree oil uses and benefits with children (and all family)

You must always be very careful  to not use this oil directly, this essences are very strong and they can cause skin irritations – that’s why you should always dilute it with vegetable oil, cream, aloe vera or some carrier oil like jojoba or coconut.

  • One of the typical problems with children at school, are the ever so feared lice. One very effective solution for this nasty affection is to wash your children’s hair with a tea tree oil shampoo, or just drop 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo (mix it at the time you will use it, not directly inside the bottle but in your hand). Once the hair is rinsed, you should comb it with your comb already impregnated with tea tree oil: this will help dealing with those pesky nits, killing them and clearing the hair.
  • The strong smell of this oil is of great help for getting our inmune system stronger, because it activates our body cells, that’s why if we use some drops with an essential oil diffuser and let it work inside a room, we will boost our inmune system. It would be very beneficial to use the diffusor inside our children’s room – specially on flu season.
  • When we happen to have our gums swollen or maybe a sore throat, tea tree oil will help us to fight those disconforts by adding 3 or 5 drops to a glass of water, and then rinse our mouth with it. Be careful of not swallowing as it is toxic. Also, Tea tree oil is good for bad breath, so you can dip your toothbrush in water with some tea tree drops, and your done.
  • Tea tree oil is good for acne. It helps fighting the bacteria that causes some of it, so it can be used when treating those horrible pimples that teenagers hate so much. There are a lot of good tea tree oil products for acne over the counter that can really help with this skin problem.
  • If your children got to some public pool, maybe you already know about Athlete’s Foot, don’t you? It spreads like fire in these situations. But, you can use some over the counter gel that uses tea tree oil or just wet some piece of cotton with 5% pure tea tree oil and rub the affected area for about 5 days, and then you’ll notice how everything goes back to normal, the natural way. You can use this method to treat Athlete’s Foot and also to prevent it.

As you can see, Tea Tree Oil provides a lot of everyday solutions for our family, and most important: natural solutions, without any chemicals or drugs. It offers a healthy and cheap way of treating some common problems. Try it!

Treating Yeast Infections with tea tree oil gels

Yes, tea tree oil is good for acne, but it’s not the only use for this wonderful oil:
We can treat Candidiasis or commonly called yeast infection, with pure tea tree oil, and many other fungal infections too.

Its current clinical use stems mainly from its antifungal activity, especially when treating Candida albicans. For this reason, it has been the subject of tests that have been proven effective preventing and treating yeast infection, along to common antifungals in cases of vaginitis.
The antipruritic and anti-inflammatory effect of organic tea tree oil improves the recovery of the affected area because it reduces the inconvenience and possible reinfections caused by the scraping.

Using extracts of Melaleuca alternifolia gels in our daily hygiene, with slightly alkaline pH, has been shown to have a preventive effect by eliminating fungi and yeast from the external genital area and skin folds, which could act as a reservoir of candidas causing reinfections.

Autralian Tea Tree oil contributes to the eradication of fungi and yeast, since in these cases, excess acidity in the zone would promote their growth and spread.

In addition to yeast infections, gels of Melaleuca alternifolia are useful for skin irritation in which there may be an infection by Candida.


It is characterized by small reddish lesions and wet areas that affect the skin.
Such conditions are known to generally affect areas where the skin folds, like armpits and under the breasts, with higher incidence in obese people.

Treat dandruff the natural and effective way with tea tree oil

Yes, dandruff can be treated in a very cheap, natural and effective way - how? with Essential Tea Tree Oil. Easy huh? It certainly is.
In a placebo-controlled study of 4 weeks with 126 people with mild to moderate dandruff, the use of shampoo with 5% pure tea tree oil reduced the symptoms of dandruff.
As we covered earlier, Australian Tea tree oil kills fungus and yeast, and is very useful for people who have scalp problems and who would prefer to use a natural and organic product to treat dandruff - but be careful cause undiluted organic tea tree oil can hurt broken skin, irritated or healthy skin.
Dandruff not only appears in the head, it can also be found in areas as the face, eyebrows, ears, armpits and groin -  and is presented as little yellow flakes and greasy plates.
A homemade tea tree oil use of very good efficiency is to mix some drops (1 or 2) of  this essential  oil to our everyday shampoo, then proceed to wash our hair with it leaving it for at least three minutes so it can act on our scalp, if that does not work you can also add it to water for the final rinse.

Dandruff can be, in many cases, resistant and not be completely cured, it reappears in cycles, hence you should take some measures to keep it under control. Like any alternative treatment, it must be intensive and must be decreasing as dandruff disappears, but as a warning we must know that any intensive treatment can not be used for a long time since it can irritate the scalp.
Some other tea tree oil benefits you can find are that it is also good for treating lice and oily hair!
For great results, the essential oil should be 100% pure and high quality. Because of its high concentration, only a small amount will be sufficient in most cases, so it's a very cheap solution for curing and treating dandruff without using chemicals on our hair!
You can check more tea tree oil recipes here.

How To Cure and Treat Halitosis with Tea Tree Oil

How to cure bad breath? Halitosis is the technical term for bad breath, in most cases, bad breath in the mouth can be traced to sulfur gases produced by bacteria in.

As we already know, pure tea tree oil is a very strong antiseptic and anti-bacterial natural remedy and australian tea tree oil for bad breath will work because the oil is toxic to the bacteria: they are very fragile, and can be killed by chemicals and drugs.


Using floss impregnated with it will be very helpful and resolve the symptoms of halitosis. How to use? Soak dental floss with tea tree oil. Floss your teeth regularly with floss soaked in it.

The flossing must be done everyday for at least a month, and then the symptoms of halitosis will be resolved. Caution: this oil should not be taken internally - the effects of ingesting this oil are unknown, but it could be toxic - just treat it like toothpaste: don't swallow it!

Tea tree oil is a home remedy for bad breath when used as a toothpaste additive. Add a drop of the oil to your toothpaste right before you brush, daily.


You can also create a Tea Tree oil mouthwash, by adding 3 drops of the oil to a cup of warm water. Gargle this solution two to three times a day, after each meal.halitosis


Since this oil is an effective antibacterial remedy (commonly used to fight yeast infections and acne, too), manufacturers of oral hygiene products have chosen to use this oil as an important element in their products.

Organic Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient known to make toothpastes more effective means of treating gum diseases.


There are plenty of products available over the counter to choose from: oral rinse, mouthwash, toothpaste and dental floss - they all use australian tea tree as an ingredient, commonly along with myrrh, peppermint and thyme.


Tea tree oil toothpaste is probably the easiest to find, and the cheaper one.

But remember: Keep an eye on hygiene, that is the first key to getting rid of halitosis.


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