Tea Tree Oil has been in my life for a few years now, and during that time I was able to learn,and discover Tea Tree Oil recipes, and also through many resources the benefits of pure tea tree oil.
I calculated the differences between what I was normally using. For example, the antiseptic medicine I was using, it had so many ingredients that did nothing. I didn't know what half of them were, and I couldn't pronounce most of them.
In the end they usually had no real effects on my symptoms, and I was paying more. So I proceeded to wade knee deep into finding more ways that tea tree oil could benefit myself, my family and others.
Here are a few tea tree oil recipes that I have used, and have gotten great results.
Steam Inhalations-Add 2 drops of tea tree oil into a bowl of steaming water. Cover head and inhale for 5-10 minutes. To help relieve the congestion in the nose and sinuses.
Massage with pure tea tree oil. Add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to 30ml of carrier oil cold-pressed oil). I use apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil because I find it blends better into the skin. Massage in to help relieve rheumatic pain. Apply this solution twice daily for 1-2 weeks, or until symptoms begin to go away. Adding Plai Oil makes this a super recipe to soothe away discomfort.
Bathing with tea tree oil is to be used as a disinfectant measure and/or for any other types of rashes,and many other skin conditions. Add approximately 3-5 drops to the bath water. Soak once a day for a week.
Immune System Treatment
Massage once weekly with a blend of 3-5 drops of pure tea tree oil to 30ml of base oil. Has been said by some to help strengthen the immune system.
Tea Tree Oil Salve
You'll need Olive Oil, Beeswax, and 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil. I put together this little Tea Tree Oil recipes page to help you ease itching, soreness, stings, bites, and more.
You can find the recipe for making your own tea tree oil salve. Some folks also call it tea tree oil ointment
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Dandruff and Head Lice
How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff and Head Lice
In some studies using a 5% solution of tea tree oil significantly reduced dandruff and test subjects with mild to moderate cases of dandruff. The results were based on a four week study typically. You can make your own 5% solution of tea tree oil to use on a daily basis, using a simple formula.
For each 32 ounces of shampoo use 1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) of tea tree oil
For each 100 mL of shampoo use 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of tea tree oil
A rough formula for getting the approximate amount of tea tree oil per milliliter of shampoo is to add the same number in drops to the shampoo. For instance, if you have 100 mL of shampoo, you would add about 100 drops of tea tree oil to create a roughly 5% solution. There are 98.58 metric drops of tea tree oil per teaspoon,(according to WolframAlpha) so you can see that this will give you a close approximation.
This is one of those tea tree oil recipes that are handy for when children have an outbreak of head lice also. It may help ward off the lice and possibly prevent re-infection.
Pure tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed and it should never be taken internally.
As a result, it may cause drowsiness, poor muscle coordination, vomiting, diarrhea, and very often stomach upset. In very rare cases, some people may develop allergic reactions, such as inflammation of the skin. The oil is not recommended for children unless diluted. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not use this oil. Try doing a patch test in a small area to determine if your skin is too sensitive for this type of solution.