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Tea Tree Oil and Melaleuca Oil, Some Uses

Tea Tree Oil and Melaleuca Oil, Some Uses

Known as the “miracle oil” Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is able to fight bacteria, fungi and viruses. Has a sweet, pungent medicinal scent and just makes you feel like your illness is going to be fixed.

Melaleuca (Meleleuca quinquinervera) also known as Niaouli, and Tea Tree are very similar. Their properties are very much the same. It’s just that Melaleuca is a little more mild and more universal, which makes it better for every day use. For killing something like a fungus or some such thing, Tea Tree is more powerful.

Aromatic influences: Cleansing, energy stimulant, and nervous depression. Bracing, youthful, and powerful.

Combines well with:

Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Lavender, Pine, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Geranium, Marjoram, Ginger Root, Clove Bud, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine

Ways to use it

  • As a toothache remedy mix 2 drops Roman Chamomile and 7 drops Tea Tree. Put 1 drop of formula on your fingertip and rub on the gum.
  • Renews feelings of optimism.
  • Be careful if you have sensitive skin. Don’t use neat without checking to make sure your skin can handle it first.
  • Renews energy levels.
  • Works well as a jacuzzi oil.
  • In a massage oil, Tea Tree helps boost weak immune systems.
  • Invigorates the mind, body and spirit.
  • To restore self-confidence, take a bath with 2 drops Tea Tree and 4 drops Tangerine and 1 tablespoon F.C.O.
  • Dispels the doom and gloom of chronic ill health.
  • Speed healing of a skin infection, add 2 drops each of Tea Tree and bergamot to a hot compress.
  • Mixed in Aloe Vera Gel, Tea Tree helps alleviate the pain of shingles.

Recipes

Here are a few recipes involving Tea Tree oil. You can interchange Tea Tree and Melaleuca very easily. To check for more, you can click on Tea Tree or Melaleuca in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning either one.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Skin Cleanser and Soother

  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 6 drops Geranium
  • 6 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Tea Tree

Mix oils together. Use in one of the following ways:

  1. Put 4 drops of formula into 8 ounces of water. Use a fine mist spray bottle to apply the spray to your face for toning and refreshing. Leave on for a few minutes and then gently wipe face with cotton balls.
  2. For dry skin, put 12 drops of formula into 2 tablespoons of F.C.O. and massage affected area. Quite affective for chapped hands.
  3. After shaving or waxing, either use the above spray or apply several undiluted drops of formula to newly shaved or waxed area to cut down on redness and swelling. (2)

Room Disinfectant Diffuser

  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 5 drops Sage
  • 5 drops Cajeput

Use in a diffuser, vaporizer or an aroma lamp. (4)

Clear Acne, Oily or Combination Skin

  • 4 drops Tea Tree
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply blend to your face or other affected areas, nightly. (5)

Dandruff Treatment

  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 teaspoons F.C.O.

Give yourself a thorough scalp massage several times a week. (3)

Boost Immune System

  • 4 drops Tea Tree
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage blend into chest twice daily. (5)

Foot Rejuvenator Massage

  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 4 drops Tea Tree
  • 4 drops Sage
  • 3 drops Spruce
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula from bottoms of feet up the calves. Rejuvenates tired and aching feet. (4)

Refresh Thought Processes

  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Lemon

Add to a diffuser or a vaporizer. (5)

Insect Bite Formula

  • 1 teaspoon Borage
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Lemon

Apply 1-2 drops of formula to the bite every few hours. (4)

Muscle Soreness Massage

  • 5 drops Grapefruit
  • 5 drops Rose
  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into affected muscles. (4)

Anti-Spot Night Cream and Oatmeal Wash

  • 3 tablespoons plain Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 drops Tea Tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fuller’s Earth

Put all ingredients into a bowl and whip together to form a light cream. Spread the mixture over your face before you go to bed at night. Cover your pillow with an old towel to protect it from the cream. In the morning, rinse off cream with warm water. Wash face with Oatmeal wash. (Recipe following)

Oatmeal Wash for Blackheads
  • 2 tablespoons fine Oatmeal (quick Oatmeal)
  • 6 tablespoons Plain Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil

Mix all ingredients into a bowl. Rub the face wash over your skin with clean fingertips, Massage it gently over the skin for about 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Finally, splash your face with cold water and pat dry. Try to repeat this routine three times a day — morning, noon and night. (1)

Cough-Ender

  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Rosemary
  • 10 drops Tea Tree

Mix all oils together and store in a dark colored, glass bottle. Use in either of these ways:

  1. Use 3 drops in a diffuser during the day. After one use, refresh the water and add 3 drops of the blend for use at night.
  2. Mix between 10 and 20 drops of the formula in 2 tablespoons F.C.O. to massage into chest and back (lung area) three times a day. (2)

Other suggestions

Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on facebook:

  • TPW: “I use it on any type of outbreaks.”
  • SG: ” I like to use it with Lavender on heat rashes.”
  • MP: “Mixed with Lavender & baking soda to control odor & prevent “funk” in my cloth diaper wet bag in between washings! And on pimples, cuts, scrapes & bruises.”
  • MR: “It works really well for removing psoriasis plaques. I put it directly on the psoriasis. My skin would still have that pink/red area but it helped get rid of the plaques themselves.”
  • PBB: “My mom uses it on her toenail fungus.”
  • DWB: “I just used it on a flash burn! Nice! Worked better than the store bought cream.”
  • SH: “I rub it on my neck when I have a sore throat and dab a little at the end of my nose when my nose is stopped up. Works GREAT! It works good at getting gum out of hair too! hahahaa”
  • CM: “Bug bites. I have kids, so it is a necessity!”
  • KY: “I put a few drop with Lavender in a bottle of shampoo to prevent head lice.”
  • PS: “Athletes Foot. Warmest water, 10 drops – 2 days – gone. :)”
  • DLW: “I too have used it in toenail fungus (and it worked!). Also use on cystic acne, infections, and minor skin wounds. Always have it on hand!”

 

References

  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  4. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  5. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding

 

 

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About JC Shannon

I am a writer. I was first introduced to this world of natural health in 2005 when I was asked to write an article about using essential oils. Since I like to know what I'm writing about before I do it, I immersed myself in the essential oil and aromatherapy world and found I prefer it. I never left it. In a quest to educate myself and others in more alternative and safer ways to make our world a better place, I am always looking for good information to share.
4 comments
landrydenver
landrydenver

This is the best article I have ever seen about tree oil and melaleuca oil  benefits. It is really a best remedy for different disease. I have used Dandruff Treatment and it works very well. Will you please tell some treatments of cavity otherwise I have a plan to go for a checkup to this dental care http://www.drkezian.com/hollywood-dentist.php

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

 @MicheleBarattaDetwiler Oh I'm sorry! I need to remember to put that in, don't I! It stands for Fractionated Coconut Oil. One of the better carrier oils that I've used. Our sister company, Rocky Mountain Oils, sells it.