My Top 10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

There are so many fun and interesting ways that we use Tea Tree Essential oil in our home, that I thought I would share my top 10 list with you!  Tea Tree Oil is one of the best selling essential oils of all time, and is pretty famous for being gentle on your skin.  I find it quite practical and useful, like many other essential oils as well.  Here’s how we use it:

10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

  1. Give Deodorant an Extra Punch ~ If you make your own homemade deodorant, adding a little Tea Tree oil gives it some extra aweseomeness for your skin!teatreetop10
  2. Support Aging Skin ~ Just give a little dab to yourself where you feel you need some support to assist in beautiful aging skin.
  3. Add to Your Shampoo!  ~ Do you make your own shampoo?  Or go for an all natural sulfate free version?  I love to accelerate mine by adding tea tree oil to it to support a healthy scalp!
  4. Diffuse with Lemon ~ Oh I saw this tip on a blog somewhere to add about 10 drops to any diffuser with Lemon and you have a wonderful purifying scent that is great all year round support!
  5. Add to a Neti Pot ~ A good friend of mine told me to give it a go in my Neti Pot when I was having some congestion issues.  5 drops of Tea Tree with 8 tablespoons neti pot salt that I mixed in a small jar.  Then it was ready for me when needed to add to my Neti Pot as much salts as called for.
  6. Cleanse the Skin ~ I like to dab a little bit of Tea Tree oil on a blemish, the cleansing properties get rid of that unsightly sucker in no time.
  7. Support Healthy Skin ~ Tea Tree goes quite well with coconut oil, especially when tending to sensitive bottoms.
  8. Support the Immune System ~ Diffuse Tea Tree to cleanse and purify the air and support your immune system.
  9. Power Up Your Body Wash ~ Have you ever had a not-so-clean feeling on your skin, even right after a shower?  Add a few drops of Tea Tree to your body wash and WHA-LAH!  It cleanses like nothing else I’ve seen.
  10. Add it to Your Lotion ~ You’ve caught on by now that Tea Tree is GREAT for the skin!  Just one more place to get some extra bang for your buck.

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Get past Summer Sniffles

In the past few days my younger 2 children, ages 5 and 2, have been working on fighting some summer bug that’s gotten ahold of them.  The first sign was a fever hit our 2 year old hard and fast and spiked up to 104.  Beoil cabineting an essential oil momma for nearly 2 years now, I went right to my oily cabinet and set out to put something together to assist my son’s immune system in fighting this bug!

The big realization to me that day was… “This used to be so new, scarey, and intimidating!” (using essential oils) “Now it has become second nature to me!”  I just looked through what I had on hand and used the knowledge that I have compiled over the last couple years to blend together something I knew would assist his little body in overcoming whatever was trying to take him down.  My kiddos love the oils.  I think they truly know that they help them!  Using these oils, getting some rest, and being sure they are drinking water is really helping them through!  Plus, it’s building their immune systems to have the ability to be stronger.

Mommy's "all better" oil                          "all better" oil

I just put some drops of each oil in the re-used lavender bottle that I covered with colorful tape, then add carrier to dilute it for my kiddos.  There’s a picture of my  youngest showing you his “all better” oil.  🙂

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

thieves soap

Awhile back I purchased this awesome bottle of Thieves foaming hand soap from Young Living.  I fell in love with this powerhouse soap and wanted to continue using it.

Being that I LOVE all my essential oils and products SO much, sometimes I like to do a few things to pinch some pennies to redirect fund for more oils and products from Young Living.  Hence, making my own Thieves Foaming Handsoap.  I’m sure there are MANY recipes floating around out there, but here’s mine!

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Recipe:

  • 6-8 drops Thieves Essential Oil
  • 4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 3 tsp. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
  • fill the rest with distilled water

ENJOY!

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DIY Shower Stones

I guess I’ve been on a DIY kick lately, but I really just want to show all of you how easy it is to incorporate Essential Oils into your life and reap all the benefits from their therapeutic qualities!

Today I want to share with you these EASY and CHEAP shower stones.  ANYONE can make these, even people who don’t like to DIY!

Simple Shower Stones

These cute little things have quite a few uses in our home!

  • We use them with 1-2 drops of purification and throw them in the washer to help with mildewed towels or clothes, totally takes the stink right out.
  • I put 2-3 drops of jade lemon on it and place it in the bottom of the shower for an awakening aroma.
  • I have one in a decorative sachet with 2 drops of lavender in my lingerie drawer too!
  • 10 drops Citrus Fresh on one placed in your car makes a great air freshener.
  • For stuffy sinuses place a few drops of Eucalyptus and Lavender on it, and place on the floor of a hot shower, inhale deeply and enjoy some relief!

Now, I bet you’re wondering how to make these!

  1. Mix 1 box of baking soda and a ½ cup of water in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Scoop out small amounts and place in a silicon baking mold filling about 2/3rds of the way full.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. (or until moisture has baked out)
  4. Allow them to cool completely before unmolding.
  5. Store in an airtight container until ready to use!

Simple, easy, and CHEAP!

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DIY Carpet Refresher!

Stated simply…I have a dog and 3 small children, so this stuff is amazing in our happy little home!

It is a simple recipe for those who are just starting out or who want to do something quick and fulfill that DIY bug we all get from time to time.  🙂

Fill a mason jar ½ way with baking soda.  Add 8 drops of essential oil of your choice add lid and shake.  Open back up, fill the jar most of the rest of the way with baking soda and then 8 more drops of essential oil.  Shake again to distribute the oils.  Sprinkle all over carpet lightly, then vacuum.  It smells heavenly!

I change up what oils I use with whatever mood I’m in the day I make it…OR sometimes stinky, wet dog makes me change up which oils I add to freshen things up.

What would be your favorite oils to add to your happy home?

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DIY Thieves Bathtub Scrub!

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I’m a little embarrassed that my bathtub was this bad, BUT, it gave me a great excuse to use this recipe! Take 1cup of baking soda, 5 drops lemon oil, 5 drops thieves oil, and 1 capful of thieves cleaner. Mix together. You can add a little bit of water or a little more cleaner if you need to. You want it to make a paste. Grab a scrub brush and spread it on. Let it set on the surface for 2-3 minutes, then scrub away! I was amazed how well this worked…no bleach or other harsh chemicals were needed! Plus I love the smell of Thieves Cleaner!  Results like this make me love the Young Living Lifestyle even more.

bathtub scrub

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Hair Makeover!

Yesterday was cold and snowy, so we were looking for something to do while cooped up in the house!  My daughter loves doing “girly” things, so we decided to try a recipe for a hair mask using Young Living Oils.  She is growing her hair out, and the ends were getting a little brittle, so I was hoping it would help.  We had a lot of fun, and she loved doing Mommy’s hair!

Hair Mask

We worked in each oil, 5 drops at a time and let me tell you…we smelled A-MAZ-ING!  Then we worked in the coconut oil.  We were oily messes, so I twisted our hair up in buns.  (top pic)  After 90 minutes (you can do 20-90, whatever you have time for) we rinsed our hair with warm water, then washed it with Young Living’s Lavender-Mint shampoo and conditioner.

My daughter’s hair turned out incredibly soft and beautiful!  It was amazing!  We don’t use any products on her hair, so I think that’s why hers came out better than mine.  For me, my ends appear to be repaired, and my hair is very soft and smooth.  I blow dry and flat iron my hair about every other day, so my ends were awful before.  There also was far less frizz than normal.  I am very impressed!

What a wonderful way for us to spend time together and do something fun!

DIY Healthy Deodorant

I have been using clinical strength deodorant deodorant since I was a teenager.  I knew that there was talk of the harmful side effects of using an aluminum based deodorant out there, even that it could cause cancer with long term use, but I felt I had no alternative.  I tried natural deodorants and ones containing no aluminum, but they just couldn’t cut it.  Even before I began using essential oils I had been searching for an alternative because I felt that even  if it wasn’t a sure thing that the regular use of aluminum caused cancer, why not do all that I possible can to prevent it in myself?  Plus there are chemicals all around us, why not figure out a way to rid myself of being exposed to that one on a daily basis?  So when I found out that others had ditched their deodorants for some coconut oil mixed with Young Living Essential Oils I thought, why not give it a try?  What have I got to lose?

Deodorant recipe

So early this spring I decided to try making my own deodorant.  I whipped up the above recipe with my Young Living Essential oils to create a mixture that smelled amazing…now I had to see if it actually worked.  I had been told by others who had made the switch to give it a full week before deciding if it was working or not.  The first few days I got a little worried because it really wasn’t working at all and I was feeling a little stinky!  But I stayed strong to my one week commitment and around day 6 and 7 I noticed a change.  I kept using it and found that it began to work even better than the stuff that had all the chemicals in it.  I haven’t had to go back to that yucky clinical strength deodorant from the store, I just make my own.

My recipe has changed a little every time I make it.  The most recent blend I put together is 1/4 c. coconut oil, 1/4 c. sweet almond oil, 6 drops purification oil, 6 drops lavender oil, 6 drops lime oil, 1 tsp. cornstarch, and 1 tsp aluminum free baking soda.  You can whip it up in your mixer, but since I was doing a small batch this last time I just used a stainless steel bowl and whisk.  My 7 year old helped me make this batch, and she loved putting all the drops in and whipping it up for me.

My deodorant

In our home we have made switches like this one above by changing out one item at a time.  We also make our own hand soap with essential oils and do most of our cleaning with essential oils now too!  (that will be another blog post)  What have you done in your home to get rid of chemicals and toxins?  Do you make some things yourself?  I would love to hear what others are doing!

If you have never used essential oils before and would like to learn more, check out my Oils 101 section.  If you would like to get some essential oils of your own, please contact me and I’d be happy to help you.  Or you can click the How to Get Oils section to learn how to get your own oils!  🙂

UPDATE 10/17/14:

The recipe using the sweet almond oil was NOT a good fit for my body and I think the almond oil was the reason why.  I went back to my original recipe with some added baking soda this time, and I’m liking it.  Don’t give up if one mix doesn’t work for you. You have to find what works with your body chemistry.