There are many uses and healing powers of Tea Tree.
Valued for its antiseptic abilities, this natural herb is one of Australia’s biggest exports and can be used on the skin and around the home. It is known that during World War II, the Australian Army and Navy even incorporated Tea Tree oil in first aid kits as a germicide. Tea Tree’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it a fantastic alternative to conventional products and it is often used to soothe acne, dandruff, wounds, and fungal infections on many parts of the body. Around the home, Tea Tree can be a powerful all-purpose cleaner that may also be used to clean and remove mould.
Dr. Bronner’s shares its top 5 uses for Tea Tree:
Tea Tree is recommended by tattoo and piercing salons as a gentle cleanser for aftercare.
Tea tree oil contains strong antibacterial and antifungal compounds that are known to reduce inflammation and swelling of the skin.
It helps dry out whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes; and disinfects the pores, too. Combined with coconut oil, it can specifically prevent skin from drying out.
Relieving Dry Skin and Razor Burn
Irritated skin and discomfort may be eased due to the anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties of this oil as it is natural and kind to the skin. Those affected by dry skin will find comfort when shaving with tea tree oil based products as it eases razor burn. When combined with nourishing ingredients it also penetrates deep into the skin, breaks down dead skin cells, and feeds the skin.
Treating Hands and Cuticles
Tea Tree can be used on hands to soften dry cuticles and keep them wart free. The oil helps to keep hands clean, nourished, and hydrated.
Tea Tree oil can also be used to clean makeup brushes and sponges as it gently disinfects the tools. Another use is to remove mould and mildew from the home. Best used with a cloth, towel, loofah, or sponge—you can use it to clean your bathroom or kitchen
The Tea Tree collection from Dr. Bronner’s is cruelty-free, vegan, organic, and just like Tea Tree, each product has multi-functioning uses which can be used on the body and in the home.