The 7 Wonders of Tea Tree Essential Oil and its Many Uses

The 7 Wonders of Tea Tree Essential Oil and its Many Uses

For centuries, tea tree essential oil has been used by our forefathers in their everyday lives. These oils became part of their survival kits. It was around World War II that the interest on the use of essential oils waned due to the invention of many pharmaceutically prepared medicines. However,  in 1970 there was a shift back to basics and the interest in essential oils emerged again.

One very useful essential oil is Tea Tree Oil – this blog focuses on  its many uses and how to get the most out of this wonderful gift from nature.

A brief history about tea tree oil – its origin


Tea tree is a native of Australia and has long been used by the native Aborigines. It comes from the indigenous Malaleuca Tree, of which its leaves are used to make the tea tree oil.  The common uses of this oil  include: treating coughs and colds by inhaling the oils that come from crushed leaves; sprinkling crushed leaves on the wounds as well as treating sore throats and many skin ailments.

One Tea Tree Oil story goes like this – During World War II, there was a widespread outbreak of athlete’s foot amongst Australian soldiers with many  hospitalized. The doctors couldn’t find the right remedy until one medic, an aborigine from Australia remembered how his forefathers used tea tree oil. He got some essential oil and the doctors coated the infected soldiers’ feet with it. After a few days the fungus was killed. This brought forth the interest of many scientists in studying its medicinal properties.

Top 7 Uses of Tea Tree Essential Oil

There are over 50 uses of this essential oil listed in many publications. But it can all be categorized in just 7 main uses, focusing on its properties:

  1. Antiseptic – it is a powerful antiseptic yet mild that can be used to assist in the  cleaning of almost anything, wounds, acne, warts and even apply to insect bites.
  2. Anti-inflammatory  – it has a very powerful anti-inflammatory property that it can be used to help soothe hives, help provide relief to rheumatism, and arthritis.
  3. Anti-bacterial – it can be used as inhalant combined with carrier oil or water to help relieve coughs and colds, asthma, bronchial congestion, sinusitis and tonsillitis.
  4. Anti-fungal – it can be mixed with water or applied directly depending on the type of fungal infection. It can assist in the treatment of athlete’s foot, thrush, warts, ringworm, jock itch and dandruff.
  5. Pain Reliever – it can assist in providing relief for muscle aches and pains
  6. Insect repellent – it can help shoo away mosquitoes and other insects including ticks and fleas.
  7. Household remedy – it can be used for head lice, cleaning agent, laundry partner, molds and mildew, homemade mouthwash for bad breath, even as an air freshener.


How to get the most of your tea tree essential oil?


After learning about its many uses, it is important however to be familiar with how to use it properly in order to get most of its benefits. The very basic way to use it is to include it in a carrier oil, dilute it in water or use it directly to get its potent benefit.

There are other uses of tea tree essential oil that can be found in various publications. And each use has its corresponding direction on usage recommendation. But first you must get a bottle in your house to prove its worth and try its potency.

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