The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: October 5, 2020
The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

Essential oils have been used for healing and medicinal purposes for centuries and most certainly long before we had pills, capsules and big pharma to take care of our medical and first aid woes. And while there is a place for manufactured pharmaceuticals in our survival medicine kit, there exists the possibility that none will be available or that they will be in such scarce supply that they should be reserved for only the most dire of circumstances.

For that reason, many preppers and individuals seeking self-reliance are learning to use essential oils to manage the both routine and not-so-routine maladies that occur in daily life.

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There are about a dozen or so essential oils that belong in every survival kit including Melaleuca (commonly known as tea tree), peppermint, lavender, clove, rosemary and lemon among others. All of these essential oils have healing properties but today I would like to focus on just one, tea tree oil.


It is believed that the Aborigines of Australia have been using the leaves of the indigenous Melaleuca Tree (whose leaves are used to make tea tree oil) in their medications for centuries. They inhaled the oils from the crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds, sprinkled crushed leaves on their wounds and used an infusion of soaked leaves to treat sore throats or skin ailments.

Use of the oil itself, as opposed to the un-extracted plant material, did not become common practice until researcher Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a series of papers in the 1920s and 1930s. In evaluating the antimicrobial activity, he found that tea tree oil was 11 times more active than phenol.

The commercial tea tree oil industry was born shortly thereafter although interest in tea tree oil ebbed after World War II, presumably due to the development of effective antibiotics and the waning image of natural products. Interest was rekindled in the 1970s as part of the general renaissance of interest in natural products.


For thousands of years, the derivatives of the Melaleuca Tree have been effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. Here are 80 reasons why you should use it, too!

Abrasions & Minor Cuts: After cleaning the area well, apply a few drops of the oil directly. If a bandage is needed, allow a few drops of the oil to penetrate a cotton ball, then lay it face down on the wound with a bandage on top.

Acne: Add a drop to your normal cleansing routine or dab a very small amount on acne breakouts. You can also add 20 – 40 drops of the oil to your regular face wash.

Air Freshener: Keep a supply of cotton balls soaked in tea tree oil packed away in a plastic bag or tin. When confronted with foul smells from cooking, musty orders from dampness or even the medicinal smell in a sick room, take a few out to freshen the air and remove the nasty smell.

Allergies: Use topically by massaging into the chest, abdomen or the reflex points of the feet.

Arthritis: To help reduce pain associated with the swelling of arthritis, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of grapeseed or other carrier oil. Massage into affected areas 2-3 times a day.

Asthma: Add a few drops of oil to a pan of water and heat on stove. When cool, drape a towel over head and breathe in for a few minutes.

Athletes Foot: Clean feet thoroughly, especially between toes. Add oil directly to feet every two weeks, dusting with corn starch after. Or, add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of grapeseed or other carrier oil and massage on feet and between toes daily.

Baby Care: Keep your diaper pail clean and fresh with a spray of tea tree oil mixed with water.

Bacterial Infections: Use topically, either massaging into the reflex points of the feet, adding several drops to a bath or cautiously applying over an infected site.

Bad Breath: Rinse mouth with 1 ounce water and 1 drop oil. Do not swallow!

Bladder Infection: In a shallow bath, add 10 – 15 drops of oil. Sit and wash area carefully.

Blisters: Wash area carefully, then apply as for cuts and wounds.

Boils: Apply a warm washcloth for a few minutes. Then apply a drop or two of oil to the area – the infection should rise to the surface and eventually be released.

Bronchial Congestion: Use as directed for Asthma. Add 5 – 10 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil, and massage into chest and throat 2 – 3 times daily.

Bronchitis: Add 1-2 drops to a pan of hot water and breath in the steam, or massage the oil over the chest.

Bruises: After icing, apply oil as directed for Arthritis.

Bunions: Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. of carrier oil.

Burns: Run icy cold water on area. After a few minutes, add a mix of 5 drops oil with 1 tsp. raw honey. Repeat 3 – 5 times daily.

Calluses & Corns: Massage area with 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp. of carrier oil. Repeat 2 times daily. Once the corn or calluses have become soft use tweezers to remove, and apply a few drops of tea tree oil and cover with bandage.

Canker Sores: Apply a drop or two of oil directly to infected area with a cotton swab, 2 times daily. Also, rinse as directed for bad breath.

Carbuncles: Add a drop or two of oil to cotton swab and apply directly to carbuncle. Repeat twice daily.

Chapped Lips: Add 1 or 2 drops of oil to lip balm. Apply to lips as necessary.

Chicken Pox: Apply a drop of oil directly to blisters. Allow to dry, then dust with corn starch. Repeat every few hours or until blisters disappear.

Chigger Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.

Cold Sores: Apply a drop or two of oil directly to the sore with a cotton swab. Re-apply 2 – 3 times daily.

Coughs: Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes.

Dandruff: Add 20 – 30 drops oil to any shampoo. Apply a few drops to scalp and massage after washing.

Dermatitis: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily.

Dry Skin: Add 5 drops oil to 1 tbsp sweet almond oil. Massage into skin.

Earache and Infection: Add 2 – 3 drops of oil to 2 tbsp warm olive oil. With a dropper, drop a small amount into aching ear, tilting head to one side for a moment. Use a cotton swab to absorb oil. Repeat 2 – 3 times daily.

Eczema: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp coconut or other carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

Emphysema: Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes.

Flea Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.

Gout: Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil; massage into affected areas 2-3 times a day.

Gum Disease: Create a mouthwash with purified water, 1 drop of peppermint and 1 drop of tea tree oil.

Head Lice: Add 20 drops of oil to 2 tbsp shampoo. Massage into scalp and hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 – 4 times daily, until eggs are gone.

Hives: Add 10 drops of oil to 4 tbsp of witch hazel. Apply with cotton ball. Or, mix with coconut oil (which is naturally healing and soothing itself) and gently apply to the infected areas.

Homemade Mouthwash: Make a simple homemade mouthwash with purified water and tea tree oil.

Household Cleaning: Can be used aromatically or added to homemade cleaners to kill germs and prevent the spread of colds and flus. You can make a general tea tree cleaner by combining 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend and use for household cleaning tasks. This is especially good in the bathroom and in toilets.

Immune System: To stimulate the immune system, diffuse through the air on a regular basis. Massage into the soles of the feet to increase your immune response.

Infected Wounds: Adding the oil to steaming water, hold the infected area over the steam. Or dilute 1 drop of tea tree with 1 cup of water and rinse the infected area 1-2 times a day, as needed.

Inflammation: Massage over the inflamed areas, gently and always toward the heart, or diffuse and inhale the tea tree oil directly or indirectly.

Ingrown Hairs: Add 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to area. Repeat every 2 hours or until signs of infection disappear.

Insect Repellant: Add 15 drops to a quart of water and use as an effective insect repellent.

Jock Itch: Apply 10 – 15 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Apply 2 times daily. Dust with corn starch, to reduce chapping.

Laryngitis: Add 5 – 10 drops of oil and pinch of sea salt to 1 cup of warm water, gargle 2-3 times a day. Do not swallow!

Laundry Helper: Add 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil to your laundry for towels and other fabrics prone to getting moldy.

Mildew and Mold Remover: Spray an all-purpose cleaner made with 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil and 2 cups of water on growing mold and mildew. Shake well before using and do not rinse.

Mosquito Bites: Apply a drop of oil directly to bites.

Muscle Aches and Pains: Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup Epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Massage well.

Mumps: Massage over the body and into the feet, and diffuse through the home.

Nail Fungus: Add 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to nail and the surrounding tissue. Allow to dry completely on hands before touching anything. Repeat morning and night for a week.

Pest Control: Household ants and other pests dislike Tea Tree oil, so a few drops put at the point of entry will deter them. Wipe cupboards out with an oil and water solution to keep ants away.

Plantar Warts: Apply oil undiluted to affected area 2-3 times daily.

Psoriasis: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

Rashes: Mix with coconut oil and massage over the affected areas.

Rheumatism: To help reduce pain associated with rheumatism, add 20 drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of carrier oil. Massage into affected are 2-3 times a day.

Ringworm: Apply a drop or two of oil undiluted, repeat 2 times daily. Can also mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 drop of lavender oil for added benefit.

Rubella: Dilute as needed and massage into the affected areas.

Scabies: Apply 1 – 2 drops of oil directly to area in the morning and at night.

Sciatica: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also can be applied undiluted.

Seborrhea: For skin: Add 10 drops oil to 1 tbsp of carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Repeat 2-3 times daily. For scalp: Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp shampoo. Massage into scalp and hair, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat 3 – 4 times daily. Bath: Add 10-15 drops of oil to bath.

Shingles: Add 10-15 drops of oil to half cup Epsom salts, and dissolve in bath. Add 10 drops of oil to 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil or coconut oil and massage well.

Shock: Massage tea tree oil into the soles of the feet as needed.

Sinusitis: Use as directed for bronchial infections. For a vaporizer, add 10 drops to steamer and leave on 5 – 10 minutes. Also add 2 drops to a neti pot.

Sore muscles. Fill your bathtub with warm water. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the water to relax tight muscles.

Sore Throat: Add 2 drops of oil to 1 cup of warm water with pinch of sea salt, gargle 2-3 times a day. Do not swallow!

Staph Infection: Best used topically, rubbed into the soles of the feet to increase the immune response and fight infection.

Stye: Add 5 drops oil to a pan of steaming water. Drape towel overhead and steam 5 minutes. Apply warm compresses directly to stye.

Sunburn: Mix 1 TB coconut oil with 1 drop of tea tree and 1 drop of lavender and gently apply to sunburned areas.

Tattoos: Apply after tattoos to avoid infection. Use undiluted, diluted with coconut oil or as a spray with purified water.

Thrush: Gargle with sea salt, warm water and 1 drop of tea tree.

Ticks: Apply a drop or two directly to the tick and the surrounding area.

Toenail fungus: Rub the tea tree oil directly onto the affected toenail and underneath the tip of the nail. Apply 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the oil once a day, preferably at bedtime.

Toothbrush Cleaner: Apply oil directly to toothbrush 1-2 times a week to kill bacteria.

Tonsillitis: Inhale from steaming water with tea tree, gargle, and massage into neck and soles of feet.

Vaginal Infection: Add several drops to the bath water.

Viral Infections: Diffuse tea tree oil throughout the home or inhale from steaming water.

Warts: Apply undiluted directly to wart. Use morning and night, until wart begins to disappear. Dilute if necessary for sensitive skin.

Wounds: Soak wounded area in water with tea tree oil, or spritz from a bottle of water with several drops of oil. Depending on the wound and your own sensitivity you may be able to apply directly.


In order to effectively use essential oils – not just tea tree oil – it is often necessary to dilute the essential oil in another oil so that it can be easily spread or massaged on the affected area. These oils are called “carrier” oils. Common carrier oils include coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and others.

In addition to a traditional oil, or liquid, formula, you may also prepare a salve and add essential oils as needed. Salves are simple to make and cost effective. You can find a recipe for a simple homemade salve here.

Fractionated coconut oil and grapeseed oil are favorites because they are odorless and in the case of fractionated coconut oil, immune to rancidity. In practical use, any oil can be used if you do not have one of these more therapeutic oils on hand.

The properties of the various carrier oils is beyond the scope of this article but my favorite? Easy. Fractionated coconut oil or DIY Salve. Both are relatively inexpensive, odorless and has a long shelf life making it perfect for the survival kit.


After a ton of research, for wellness purposes I am now using essential oils from Spark Naturals. There are a lot reasons the most important being their commitment to both quality and value. I am satisfied that the raw materials used in Spark Naturals products are tested and authenticated to be of pharmaceutical grade purity.

Plus, unlike other companies, they are open about the fact that there is no official system that grades essential oils as A, B, C or Therapeutic grade. That is bogus. If you see a site that makes that claim, it is marketing hype and not fact.

You can purchase Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil from Spark Naturals and receive a 10% discount when you use the discount code “BACKDOORSURVIVAL” at checkout.


My first experience with tea tree oil occurred in the 80s when I was faced with a nail fungus that would not go away. The pharmaceutical solutions at the time (and for all I know, even now) were harsh and required frequent monitoring of liver enzymes. For a simple, non-life threatening nail fungus, I chose to pass. After using a topical application of tea tree oil for three months, the fungus was all but gone.

I then became interested in aromatherapy (which uses essential oils). I read every book I could get my hands on and dabbled at creating synergy’s (a combination of two or more oils that create a chemical compound that is greater than the sum of its individual components). My bible then, and even now, is The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.

Since then I have used essential oils off and on for a variety of woes and have never been disappointed. My recommendation is that you pick up a few essential oils – and especially some tea tree oil – and start to use them now to supplement any other remedies that you are using to keep your family and your home in tip top shape.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil: You will find prices all over the board for essential oils. The Spark Naturals brand is very reasonably priced and of the highest quality. Remember, you get an additional 10% by using the coupon code BACKDOORSURVIVAL at checkout.

Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil: Fractionated Coconut Oil stays liquid, is clear, and is highly stable for use in creams and lotions, and many other cosmetic preparations for skin and hair. It penetrates the skin readily, thus acting as an excellent carrier for essential oils.

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Pure-Castile Soap, Tea Tree: I have become very fond of Dr. Bronner’s products. A little goes a long way and I like that they leave no residue on my cabinets, counters and floors when used for cleaning.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: I first became interested in aromatherapy and essential oils in the early 90s which was before they really became mainstream. I read every book I could get my hands on and dabbled at creating synergy’s (a combination of two or more oils that create a chemical compound that is greater than the some of its individual components). My bible then, and even now, is this book.

Essential Oils Desk Reference 6th Edition: This is the ultimate gift for the essential oil lover in your life. I thought long and hard before purchasing this book myself, but once I did, I was so grateful I took the leap. The information is cross referenced in many ways making it easy to find what you are looking for. When searching for a particular remedy, you may see multiple oils listed and any will work but they are presented in order of typical efficacy. The nice thing is that if you do not have #1 on hand, you can move down the list. I have found the recommendations to be spot on.

Clove Oil: Clove oil should be a component of every survival first aid kit. Tou have a multi-purpose product that takes up little room but solves a myriad of unwelcome and unexpected ailments. Travelers – this especially applies to you!


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50 Responses to “The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival”

  1. What a great and useful article on tea tree oil! I am not knowledgeable, so I am printing it out for reference. I have , though, learned to be wary of grocery store brands, as additives are often put in to increase shelf-life or enhance aroma, and these additives are not natural or healthful. A give-away is if the label says “for external use only,” even on oils we should be able in ingest, like peppermint.

  2. A word of caution from a very recent personal experience. I applied tea tree oil to a rash I was fighting. 4 days later the size of the “rash” grew 5 fold. What was recommended is that you apply a dab over several days to the same spot of skin, and wait for a reaction. In my case that dab broke out into a red rash. Turns out it was the TT oil. As an aside, I used TT oil successfully several years ago. Now it is no longer an option. But boy, the price I paid to find that out could have been avoided by testing before applying to a large area.

  3. I use it diluted with carrier oil for my dogs ears once a month, just a couple drops to freshen, kill bacteria, and moisten their tender skin when the weather is dry and hot.

  4. BTW people, Tea Tree oil will kill your animals, please just good it. it is a neurological agent stopping organ functions. i can attest i lost a dog to it.

    • Talking about misconceptions! I have been using Melaleuca oil and products on my dogs for over 26 years and I know vets that using it everyday. Please show me one peer-review journal study that Tea tree will kill dogs and animals.

      I have never had a negative reaction using Tea Tree on my animals yet.

      A couple of years ago my Australian Shepherd had an ACL repair and I poured a half of bottle of Melaleuca T36 oil into the wound before the Vet stitched her up. No DEAD Dog. She runs better than she ever did.

      Please don’t tell anyone that dimethalhydroxide kills hundreds of people every year and I drink it all day long and it hasn’t killed me yet.

    • I agree..I had an awful experience with tea tree oil and kittens that had ringworm…it had them convulsing and I thought for sure they would die…the vet told me to use it..never again..and this was over twenty years ago

  5. Thank you for posting 80 uses of Tea Tree Oil. Last year I had a mild case of Shingles and mixed the tea tree oil with olive oil. I put it on my shingles three times a day and it helped with the pain and itching and saved me a doctor’s bill. Love your website it’s GREAT ! Thank you for being there for all of us.

  6. Do you have any input on olive oil? I read where most of them are not pure olive oil and I have bought some brands that do not cloud up at about 45 degrees, indicating they are not pure either.

    If you know of some popular brands that are pure would pass that on for us? Thank you.

  7. Gaye, I have read several of your posts on essential oils and have wanted to try them. This just might get me going. Just one question. How long is the storage rate on these?

  8. Papa “J” – Depending on who you ask, the shelf life is anywhere from 1 year to 5 or more. The key is in the storage. If you keep your essential oils a dark bottle and relatively cool, they will last far longer than a year. Some of mine are over 4 years old however I tend to use the older E.O.s more for fragrance (in laundry or in cleaning products) than for healing purposes.

    • Actually, I knew about Manuka honey from New Zealand but I did not realize that Manuka was a type of tea tree. Thanks for letting me know. Is Manuka essential oil sold in your country?

    • Yes but it’s called Tea Tree oil (for some weird reason).

      The trees are called Manuka, the honey is called Manuka but the oil is Tea Tree.

      I blame the Aussies.

  9. I had heard that they also used it for snake and insect / possibly spider bites. Will have to recommend it for my brother who studies snakes. I’ve used it for years with wonderful results (but I refuse to go snake hunting). Thanks for posting this!

  10. Actually, its not manuka…its melaleuca oil we had something at home many years ago, I remember using it for cold sores…smelled exactly the same…but you think I can remember the name of the stuff?

  11. I was trying to remember what some stuff we had back in the 50’s was that smelled just like tree tea oil….now I remember was Campho Phenique (spell)?

  12. The physician can advise you with a fungus treatment and
    prevention plan. However if your infection lies in the nail bed, then this most likely won’t penetrate deeply
    enough to work. Tea tree oil can be purchased from the
    herbal stores.

  13. I’ve had a abcessed tooth for a few days. One of those deep ones and I heard about this tea tree oil and had to try. Immediately after applying on gum with a q tip it was feeling better. It’s the next day and I don’t have any pain or swelling. Worked great. Ps. I used garlic oil and salt water mouth wash, by far not the best taste but garlic is a bacteria and infection killer. Yall its been great

  14. Valerie Worwood’s book is one of my favorites, too! You have many good suggestions for Melaleuca. I’m wondering what species of Melaleuca you recommend for these purposes? I’m familiar with Melaleuca Alternifolia & melaleuca Ericifolia and Melaleuca Quinquenervia but am still researching the differences. Thanks

  15. I have been introduced to doTerra natural oils. I see that Spark Naturals are much more affordable! Are they the same grade of pureness?

    • Absolutely. They are 100% pure and therapeutic grade (which BTW, is not an FDA standard but simply a statement of quality). Many of their oils have been approved for internal use (although I do not use them that way) and have supplement information on the label. The price is affordable; most likely because they do not have the overhead of an MLM. Also, no dues and no membership is required to get the lowest price.

      You might want to order a few and do a comparison using the sniff test. The SN oils have a freshness that drugstore oils do not have. My opinion anyway. DT is a good brand too, just expensive.

  16. I have been introduced to doTerra natural oils! There much more expensive. Are they really purer than your oils?

    • In my opinion and based upon my research, no. doTerra is a huge MLM company with lots or parties on the payroll. Their oils are good – but expensive.

    • The thing I Look for most with other oils though is where they’re sourced from. I like knowing that an oil comes from where it is digenous to. God put them there for a reason in my opinion, so lemon oil from a lemon tree grown in like Wyoming isn’t going to be as good as oil from one growing in say California or India. Just my personal perspective. And any oil recommended to use internally you should be able to see their quality reports so you know what your putting in your body. I do love lemon internally though since it can help your body rid itself of hundreds of toxins

  17. Hello. Looks like a lot of helpful uses for TToil. You mention it helps with nail (?toe nail) fungus but in your final word you said you used TT oil for 3months & it didn’t work. What exactly did you end up doing & using to get rid of the nail fungus? I have tried some things but nothing works. Trying to avoid Drs. taking off the whole nail & taking meds.
    thank you.

  18. I used tea tree oil to clear up my nose Polyps. Dr. said only surgery would remove them and they would return.After I used the tea tree oil they are gone and I have no trouble yet.

    • Ken, pls provide more info on using TTO to clear up nasal polyps. Strength? Dilution with what? Route of administration? Frequency?

  19. I was told (by the breeder) that TTO would stop our malamute from eating our log home. Mix some with water at spray on affected areas. Is this true? If so what would be the proportions?
    BTW your prices are far less that the $19 I paid in the store for 1 oz

    • I would start with a very mild dilution of 1%. That would be 6 drops of TTO (Melaleuca) per ounce of carrier oil. You can increase that to 2% or 12 drops if needed. For a carrier oil, I suggest fractionated coconut oil. Or, even alcohol free witch hazel which is not an oil.

  20. My hair is thinning really bad. De you have a remedy? I am looking for something to make the hair more thick (full) and to grow long. My email is below:
    22544 Clarendon, Richton Park, Illinois 60471

  21. Would this work for sun spots. I read that it is a type of fungus on my back from tanning,and would like to cure it with a natural remedie. Thank you!

    • It certainly would be worth a try. Tea Tree oil is a superb anti-fungal and better than most prescription drugs for nail fungus so it should work well for sun spots (Tinea Versicolor)) as well. I thought sun spots were simply hyperpigmentation from being out in the sun unprotected so I had to look this up to understand what you were talking about. Good luck with the treatment – be sure to check back and let us know if it works out for you.

  22. Love your site! I’ve studied essential oil uses for 5 years. When my granddaughter was 1 1\2 years old, she got a yeast infection on her bottom. I made a salve with petroleum jelly & 1 drop each tea tree oil and lavender essential oil. It was gone in no time. Now knowing petroleum jelly isn’t good for people, I would melt 1 cup coconut oil, remove from heat and add 1 drop each tea tree & lavender essential oil. Pour into sterilized jar. I recycle old baby food jars for this purpose.

  23. Please my daughter is having growth at her nose do u say tea tree oil will cure it she is seven years and if yes we’re can I get the oil in my country Nigeria thanks

    • Tea Tree Oil can do many wonderful things but since I am not a healthcare professional, I am unable to give medical advise. You can certainly try, though, since tea tree (aka melaleuca) can safely remove warts and skin tags. I would recommend having a doctor or even a nurse examine your daughter just to be on the safe side.

  24. My 4 year old dog is constantly itching. Would tto help her stop itching and biting herself. She is a rescue dog and that’s how she was when I got her.

  25. A couple of notes:
    I have used Tea Tree Oil for years for different uses, but last summer I had a bad sunburn. (blisters)
    We stood outside all day at a high altitude watching my son race and I thought I had put on sunscreen, but I missed some spots! My other son told me to put TTO right on the burn. Only good quality 100% organic, and I didn’t know about this property, but it was amazing! The pain was gone instantly and the redness
    decreased over night. I p;ut it on every time the pain began to return.
    I don’t know if you put that spiders don’t like it? I put 5 drops in a spray bottle with a quart of water and spray near doors and windows and anywhere spiders might come in during the fall. It keeps them away.
    TTO is poisonous to birds, so beware. We have 6 rescued parrots, so I have to be careful.
    I did get rid of a toenail funus (from a pedicure) using TTO, but it took about 3 weeks. Maybe I forgot a few doses, but much better than the medication which can cause heart attacks.
    So many uses! I used it for an antique doll that had a bad smell. I buy and sell dolls. Old dolls
    can get a fungus that is nearly impossible to get rid of, the TTO did it! A few drops in a basin of water, and I soaked her for about an hour.
    I am happy to learn about new uses!

  26. Tea Tree oil was the first oil that I used. My first experience was a big one. I had gone to the dentist, and the drill slipped and cut the soft flesh under my tongue. He had to take stitches. Of course I didn’t feel anything because my mouth was numb. Nothing was hurting when I went home, but about 10 o’clock that evening I was really hurting. I hadn’t used the tea tree oil yet, but it occurred to me to try it. I put a bunch of drops in about 1/4 cup of water, and let some set on the cut and stitches. The pain went away immediately, and didn’t come back.. A few days later, when the dentist looked at it, he asked me what I did, that it looked like it had been healing for a month.

    I have used TTO a lot. If I could only have one oil, It would be tea tree.

  27. Well laid-out article. A couple months back I purchased two very big bottles of Tea Tree Oil to make hair mask to try and treat my androgenic alopecia. However, I am now stuck with them as the mask I use barely need a couple of drops per week and I was looking for other things I could do with the oil. This article really helped me find more options!

  28. I couldn’t agree more to what you said in this post. I think preparedness is an essential skill everyone must have because it will actually help you predict things and even prevent worse things to happen. I love this post keep this up!

  29. One Word “WOW”!! I had no idea that tea tree oil have so many medical benefits. Thank you so much for sharing this info. I learn a lot from it. It’s true that we need to have some basic survival skills just to be safe if any crisis happens. We can’t predict the future. At least at that time we know what to do to survive.

    This post reminds me of one of my favorite survival book. It’s really easy to understand and very useful in so many ways. It contains so many survival guides that most of us don’t even know of. My favorite part of the book is that it help the readers to learn making their own medicine using medicinal plants that most of us don’t even know that it can be use for that purposes. The book teaches how to identify and prepare the plant for medical uses. But that’s just a small part of it. There are so much more survival guide in that book.

    If you’re interested in that book, you can go HERE:

    Thank you again for sharing this wonderful post : )

  30. Please, anyone, used ttOil in tub, burned my urethra, help, how do I neutralize the oil. It is also still in tub, can’t take bath now. How do I get it out of tub? Cleaned it three times already. I need my tub for other things, please help

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