Tea Tree oil is well known to effectively and quickly treat acne, blemishes and pimples. As an anti- inflammatory agent, it relieves a variety of skin irritations including eczema and psoriasis. Tea tree oil contains a number of compounds that have been known to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. These Germ-fighting properties make tea tree oil a valued natural remedy for treating various bacterial and fungal skin conditions, and this is what, also makes it a wonderful disinfectant.
How to use; homemade concoctions:
- For Managing and Treating Acne: Just mix 3-4 % of Tea Tree oil in carrier oil and take a few drops of the mixture on cotton swab and apply it to the affected area twice a day. Please be careful of not over doing it as Tea Tree oil can dry out your skin quite a bit.
- For Treating Athletes Foot: Just add 2 -3 drops of tea tree and Lavender essential oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil like coconut oil and apply the mixture to the affected area.
- For Treating / Managing Yeast Infections: Add 4-5 drops of Tea Tree oil to a cup of distilled water and mix them well. Take a cotton swab and apply to the affected areas.
- For Disinfecting your house: Create your own household disinfectant by mixing Tea tree oil with either Lemongrass / Basil /Citronella or Camphor Essential Oil. Put around 8-10 drops of the mixture to your daily mop bucket and voila you have a strong herbal disinfectant instead of a chemical one.