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Immune System

Tea Tree Oil

Also known as Melaleuca

tea tree

 

Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, home surfaces, and purifying the air.

Uses: 

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.

When I wash my hair I like to place my shampoo into my palm, and then add a few drops of Tea Tree, and then lather onto my hair and scalp.

aromatic diffuser

  • I also place a few drops into my diffuser.
  • A great cleansing diffuser blend is 4 drops Tea Tree, 2 drops Purify, and 2 drops of Lavender.

What diffuser blend did you create with Tea Tree (Melaleuca)?

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