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Scent Spotlight – Tea Tree

tea tree essential oil

When it comes to essential oils, there are some that have a relatively singular, focused effect. Others, on the other hand, offer a range of benefits and have multiple uses. Our Tea Tree pure essential oil is one example of the latter. From head to toe, indoors and outdoors, this oil has a whole slew of benefits just waiting for you! 

Tea Tree Essential Oil for Skin Care

One of the uses of Tea Tree essential oil, also known as melaleuca oil or melaleuca alternifolia, is in skin care. This essential oil can help improve the appearance of skin blemishes, making it a great spot treatment option. It can improve the appearance of the skin so that it looks healthier. You can even use it as a part of your daily skin care routine. Add a couple drops to your moisturizer or facial cleanser to get those tricky spots a little extra clean.

Tea Tree oil blends well with Lavender, which also has plenty of skin care benefits. But don’t stop there, Tea Tree blends well with Geranium or Lemon. Both are heavy hitters in the skin care world to improve the appearance of oily, dry, or mature skin, and even clogged pores and grimy skin.

Tea Tree in Our Nature’s Shield

There’s more to taking good care of your skin than just making sure it looks nice. You also need to take steps to protect it from outside forces that would damage it, such as certain pesky pests. Tea Tree essential oil is one of the oils that are included in our insect repellent blend, Nature’s Shield. No one likes dealing with annoying insects and bugs that would like nothing more than to make a meal out of you. The good news is that Tea Tree, while often considered to have a pleasant, relaxing, even protective smell to humans, doesn’t seem to smell very good to certain pesks. Neither do Lemongrass or Citronella essential oils. All three combine to make this powerful essential oil blend with the purpose of protecting your skin from unwanted guests. To use Nature’s Shield, create a 4-10% dilution of the oil in a spray bottle of water and spray it on your clothing, exposed skin, equipment, and bedding. While not a part of our Nature’s Shield blend, essential oils like Clove Bud, Lavender, and Rosemary also seem to be distasteful scents to insects and also blend well with Tea Tree oil.

On Your Skin, Face, Hair, Everywhere

Did you know that Tea Tree essential oil can be used for more than just your skin? Beyond a spot treatment, which can be great for helping your face and skin look its best, it can also get your hair and nails ready for a night on the town. If you want healthy-looking hair and a healthy-looking scalp, Tea Tree is a good oil to have in your arsenal. You can also apply it to your nails to improve their appearance. Not only that, but it can also be effective as a natural deodorant. Tired of smelly shoes? Add Tea Tree (or your favorite smelling essential oil) to baking soda and sprinkle the mixture into your shoes. You can even do this with sports equipment.

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Tea Tree and Its Friends

Tea Tree oil also blends well with Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, and Nutmeg essential oils, all of which can be great additions to a massage blend. Cinnamon offers a powerful warming effect when applied topically and should be used with care – dilute with 1 drop of oil into 5 teaspoons of a carrier oil. Clary Sage can be applied in a 2-5% dilution to help alleviate everyday stress. Nutmeg also offers a warming effect when applied topically and can be applied in a 2-5% dilution. Like Cinnamon Bark and Nutmeg, Thyme essential oil also offers a warming effect in addition to its ability to cleanse and stimulate. It’s also similar to Cinnamon Bark in that it blends well with Tea Tree and should be applied topically in a more careful dilution – 2% at most.

Most essential oils are safe for the average person to use undiluted, but if you have sensitive skin do a spot test. Put the oil on and then wait to see if your skin becomes red or irritated. If so, dilute the essential oil with a carrier before applying from here on out!

Scent Spotlight - Tea Tree

Whether you want the skin care benefits or to keep bugs away, Tea Tree essential oil has you covered. Its pleasantly fresh, medicinal scent with notes of mint and spice will leave you feeling relaxed and protected. Truly this is one essential oil that every home should have in its arsenal.