No house should be without this essential oil, as it is one of the most powerful immune system stimulants and sorts out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections in a snap, while it is great to clean wounds and also relieves muscle aches and pains. Especially effective after using our soap from the same range: ‘No:5 Tea Tree Fresh’ on Milia/Milk spots, Acne spots/bumps, Boils, Keratosis Pilaris and other fungal infections.
Instructions for best results:
Don’t forget your initial 24 hour patch test for sensitivity issues.
1. Soap (use at least twice a day): Splash face with warm running water several times to open pores. Rub soap bar directly on to and all over face. Keep rubbing it on gently for about a minute. Leave soapy residue on for another minute before rinsing off with more warm (not hot) running water. Gently pat face dry with clean towel.
2. Tea Tree oil (use once a day, before bed time, after washing with soap): Put tea tree oil on a cotton wool bud and lightly dab each Milia/Spot in turn. Be as accurate and sparing as possible when applying as neat Tea Tree oil is quite strong and you only need a tiny, tiny amount for it to be very effective. Do not rub the oil in, just leave it on top of the milia bead/spot. If you have lots of Milia spots just put the dab of Tea Tree oil on the biggest ones. Please be especially careful around the sensitive eye area, closing your eyes for a while after application until most of the fumes have evaporated. If you experience any burning wash off immediately with cool running water and dilute the tea tree oil with a small amount of our Light Tea Tree Cream/ Aloe Vera Gel or a base oil such as Almond, Olive or Argan oil before applying it the next time (to the individual spots only). If milia are very close to the eyes do not apply at all.
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleucal alternifoliais, is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while but not until the past decade has its healing benefits been catching on like wildfire. The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere.
What are the healing benefits of Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is a “jack of all trades” as far as remedies go. The easiest way to grasp the benefits is to think: skin issues + tea tree oil = healing (in most cases).
Tea tree oil is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more. It should be noted that tea tree oil should not be used on babies younger than 6 months
1. Helps heal and soothe sunburns.
2. Heals skin infections naturally.
3. Relieves itchiness from rashes as well as helps reduce rashes.
4. Can be used as an all-purpose cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with 1-2 tsp. of tea tree oil and the rest of the bottle with water.
5. Treats acne.
6. Helps to prevent lice naturally; just add a few drops to your shampoo.
7. A few drops in your pets’ crates or beds keep the fleas away.
8. Removes ticks; just add to skin, and the little stinker will usually unlatch.
9. Cures toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot.
10. Helps remove skin tags.
11. Naturally cures bad breath. (Swish some tea tree oil and water in you mouth.)
12. Can be used in a homemade toothpaste recipe.
13. Has been found as an effective treatment for warts.
14. Soothes insect bites.
15. Treats ringworm.
16. Treats psoriasis and other skin conditions.
17. Relieves asthma or other breathing conditions when a few drops are added to a humidifier.
18. Works as as antiseptic on small cuts.
19. Keeps your bathroom fresh.
20. Relieves earaches; mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 tsp. olive oil, drop mixture into the ear and then remove by tilting head.
21. Freshen laundry: Add a few drops in your washing machine to scent your clothes. Also, if you forgot to put the clothes in the dryer, run again with tea tree oil to remove mildew. You can also scent wool dryer balls with tea tree oil.
22. Helps freshen carpet.
23. Can be used in several homemade kitchen cleaners.
24. Cleans mold: Mix apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil and scrub mold; place outside to sun-dry.
25. Can be used in a homemade natural deodorant.