3 Best Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil

By Jenni / October 22, 2018

Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years to cure a number of different ailments from skin conditions to hair problems. Its potent antibacterial effects make it perfect for breathing issues, tough bacteria on the skin, and even cleansing the hair for brighter, silkier strands. Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia (also known as the tea tree), and is native to Australia. We've compiled a list of the best ways to use tea tree oil, from curing acne to fixing breathing problems.

Best Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil

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One of the most popular ways to use this super-oil is for long, beautiful hair. You can simply put 2 or 3 drops of the tea tree oil in your shampoo and conditioner to protect against split ends, dandruff, and even lice. Tea tree oil also protects the scalp from a number of different issues such as dry scalp and fungus. Add a few drops to any hair shampoo/conditioner as well as to any hair masks!

Breathing Issues

If you have trouble breathing, either because of issues in the lungs or  a sinus problem, tea tree oil can help! The antibacterial properties in tea tree oil can help alleviate allergies and inflammation in the throat or lungs. You can simply rub a few drops on your fingers and breath it in for a few minutes.


Because tea tree oil has so many antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it is perfect for acne prone skin. It reduces redness and irritation by going into the pores for a deep clean. Since it is one of the strongest essential oils out there, it should be used with caution on sensitive, dry skin. It is best to mix a drop into your daily soap or use it in combination with a very soft, moisturizing substance like aloe vera or olive oil.

Furthermore, check out some of our favorite tea tree oil recipes & articles below:

DIY Tea Tree Scrub For Acne Prone Skin

Tea Tree & Mint Foot Scrub

How to Get Rid of Acne Using Tea Tree Oil

The Tea Tree Oil Challenge

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