Tea tree oils are essentially multipurpose and beneficial in various ways. From hair care to skin care, these oils are now included in every spa and home remedy around the world. But do you know these hidden benefits of tea tree oils? Read on to find out what more you can do with this natural oil!
Clears Stubborn Acne
There is always a solution to this unexpected bother. An effective home remedy is tea tree oil to cure acne and spots. Like any drugstore acne removal creams, 5% of tea tree oil is enough to bring relief. Add a few drops of tea tree oil in 20-40 drops of witch hazel and apply it on your face with a cotton swab 1-2 times a day. Don’t overuse this mixture as it can dry out your skin very fast causing your body to generate more oils to make up for it. This will lead to more acne thus defeating the purpose. Stick to the shade after you apply tea tree oils on your face or the sun’s UV rays might burn your skin slightly.
Natural Makeup Remover
Rather than spending money on expensive makeup removers and chemically created cleaners, why don’t you make your own? Cheap and natural, use tea tree oil to clear out your day’s makeup in a jiffy. For normal and dry skins, mix ¼ cup of canola oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Mix it well and store it in a cold dark place inside an airtight container. For use, soak a cotton ball and wipe off your makeup gently. Wash your face with warm water. Alternatively, you can use tea tree oil makeup wipes that are available in the markets.
Cures Dry Cuticles
This natural oil is well known for its rejuvenating properties and can be used to soften your dry cuticles and ragged nails. It is a fungus-fighting oil and when mixed with other oils and herbs can provide nourishment and healing. You will need,
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
Pour the jojoba and avocado oil, into a dark glass bottle to keep preserve the oil. Add lavender and tea tree oil to this bottle and shake well. Every time you use the oil shake the bottle and dab some on your nails and cuticles daily. This will soften them and keep them moisturized preventing breakage.
Tea tree oils also contain healing properties that can cure sores. Using a cotton ball or earbud, dab a drop of tea tree oil on your sore. This will act as an antiseptic for your wound and heal it in no time. Avoid areas around your eyes. You can directly apply tea tree oil on sores around your mouth only. Be careful since it is toxic to avoid eating or ingesting it.
Bad Feet Odor
Want to get rid of stinky feet? A combination of herbs and spices right from your kitchen will help cure those smelly feet in a week. Using aromatic oils and refreshing foot creams is also recommended. Here’s a home remedy to leave bad feet odor behind,
- 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried powdered ginger
- 4 cups water, plus extra as needed
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Epsom salts
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- Small ice cubes or crushed ice
Boil rosemary, sage and ginger in a saucepan with water. Cover and let it cool for 10 minutes before straining it. Add baking soda, Epsom salts and the tea tree oil to this. Mix well and pour it in a foot tub or bucket as needed. You can add more salt and water depending on your feet and size of the basin. Soak your feet for 15 minutes and then pat dry. End this with a sweet smelling foot powder massage.