Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from a plant that is only found naturally in Australia. When diluted and applied topically, this oil can be used for many purposes from healing of the body to cleaning of household surfaces. This is because tea tree oil has natural antiseptic properties that can help heal infections that are bacterial, viral, and fungal in nature.
Tea Tree Oil for Massage
Dilute tea tree oil in a carrier oil, such as grapeseed, coconut, or almond oil. This can be used as part of a regular massage routine for the aromatherapy and healing benefits. Tea tree oil can help reduce acne, skin infections, inflammation, burns, sunburns, rashes, dry skin, and many other skin issues. A foot massage with tea tree oil diluted in a carrier oil will help clear up athlete’s foot and ringworm. Those who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other painful conditions can benefit with massage of tea tree oil combined with grapeseed oil. Use as part of your post-workout routine to reduce aching muscles. This essential oil has also been found to help regenerate skin cell renewal, so massage can help rejuvenate tired, aging skin.
Tea Tree Oil for Manicure or Pedicure
Tea tree oil can be diluted in a hand or foot soak as part of a manicure or pedicure. A few drops added to your usual soak, soapy water, or just plain water can help clear up nail fungus or prevent its formation. As noted above, a dilution of tea tree oil is useful for treating ringworm and athlete’s foot. Mix with a carrier oil and rub into calluses, corns, and bunions before and after traditional scrubs and treatments.