TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL – BENEFITS AND USES

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Essential oils are nothing but concentrated botanical extracts that target specific beauty problems. When used correctly, they can work wonders. Here we are with our favourite 10 ways of using tea tree oil for beauty and home:

WAYS TO USE TEA TREE OIL

ANTI-ACNE TONER

In a jar, add ¼ cup witch hazel, ¼ cup water and 15 drops tea tree oil. Stir and pour into a spray or pump bottle. Shake well and saturate a cotton pad with this toner. Swipe across your face and neck.

CLEAR SKIN GEL

In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon aloe gel and 5 drops tea tree oil. Mix well and using a Q-tip, apply on acne spots. Sleep with it and wash off in the morning.

OILY-SKIN SLEEPING MASK

In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons commercial aloe gel, 15 drops tea tree oil and 3-4 drops peppermint oil. Mix until emulsified. Store in an air-tight container. Apply a thin layer on facial skin before sleeping. Wash off in the morning.

ANTI-BACTERIAL BODY MIST

In a jar, add ¼ cup witch hazel, ¼ cup water and 15 drops tea tree oil. Stir and pour into a spray or pump bottle. Shake well and use it as a body mist after shower.

FACE & BODY SCRUB FOR SCARS

In a bowl, add1/2 cup fine sugar or sea salt and add in enough melted shea butter. Add 15 drops tea tree oil and 1 tablespoon almond oil. Whip until fluffy. Use it as a face and body scrub before bathing.

ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO

In a jar, add ½ cup liquid castile soap, 1 teaspoon tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil. Stir and transfer to an easy-to-use pump bottle. Use it as a regular shampoo.

TOE-NAIL FUNGUS SOAK

In a soak tub, fill warm water and add in some Epsom salt and few teaspoons tea tree oil. For added benefits, also add in few teaspoons apple cider vinegar. Stir and soak your feet in for 30 minutes.

BODY ODOUR SPRAY

In a jar, add ¼ cup witch hazel, ¼ cup rose water and 15 drops tea tree oil. Stir and pour into a spray or pump bottle. Shake well and use it as a body spray after shower. Add in few drops fragrant essential oils if you want.

ANTI-ACNE AND ANTI-SCARRING BODY LOTION

In a bowl, add melted shea and almond oil in equal quantities. Add in 20 drops tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon matcha powder. Let it cool down a bit after stirring. Whip until fluffy and use it as a face and body lotion.

SANITIZER

In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons commercial aloe gel, 15 drops tea tree oil, 5 drops rosemary oil and 3-4 drops peppermint oil. Mix until emulsified transfer to a pump bottle. Use it as a regular sanitizer.

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