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Everyday Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has multiple uses ranging from basic skincare to fighting infections. It has been studied and backed by several doctors and dermatologists and it’s used in many shampoos and lotions. If you have tea tree oil and want to know how to use it or if you’re generally curious about it, here are some of the many ways you can use tea tree oil:

Combat Sinus Pressure 

Tea tree oil creates a good steam bath that is beneficial for reducing sinus pressure. Add several drops of tea tree oil into boiling water, put a towel over year head, and inhale. That throbbing in your head will decrease substantially and you’ll feel much better.

Get Rid of Acne

While most people are tempted to pick up facial scrubs at the sight of bad acne, there are other options. Tea tree oil dries the skin, which helps to kill the bacteria in acne. Also, it’s less harsh on your skin than everyday facial cleansers. I use tea tree oil on acne whenever possible and I have yet to be disappointed. Furthermore, it does wonders for acne scars, often healing them completely.

Deodorize the Trashcan 

First of all, if you have a trash can that you regret opening, you aren’t alone. A dash of tea tree oil will fix you up nicely! Add it to a mix of baking soda and pour at the bottom of a fresh trash bag and the lingering odor will be no more.

Treat Basic Cuts

Although bandages work fine, tea tree oil works well for simple scrapes. Again, tea tree oil fights against infection and cleans the skin remarkably well, so it’s a good alternative to peroxide. It also smells much better!

Help Your Scalp

There’s a reason why many tea tree oil shampoos exist. If you suffer from dandruff or hair loss, tea tree oil is a perfect solution. It increases the blood flow to your scalp and follicles and therefore your scalp will improve tenfold. Check out specific shampoos or just apply a small amount directly to your head.

While I swear by tea tree oil, it isn’t for everybody. Some people are overly-sensitive to the product and therefore have reactions to it, though they are usually mild. I suggest applying it in small amounts at first to be on the safe side. Also, don’t consume tea tree oil. Some reports claim that it’s safe to ingest while others say it’s not, and I’d rather be safe than sorry. In spite of all of that, I highly suggest tea tree oil for a multitude of uses. Because of its increasing popularity, it’s easy to find and inexpensive. Give it a try and see why many consider it a miracle product.

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