Medicine Cabinet Must-Have: Tea Tree Oil

by Katie Cardner

Since the 18th century, tea tree oil has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments. For 200 years, the substance was used as an antiseptic before antibiotics were invented. Nowadays, tea tree oil has many uses expanding beyond that! Take a look at how tea tree oil can be of use for you.

Use Tea Tree Oil For

  • Acne
  • Fungal Infections
  • Lice prevention
  • Scabies
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Ringworm
  • Cuts

  • Burns
  • Stings
  • Bites
  • Toothaches
  • Makeup remover
  • Cold sores
  • Can be added to bathwater to help with congestion


There are different forms of tea tree oil you can purchase. Although “pure tea tree oil” is the strongest form, it might not be the best option to grab off the shelf. Pure tea tree oil is known to be a bit harsher on the skin, due to its higher concentration.
Depending on your reasoning for using the tea tree oil, there are varying percentages of concentration to use. For example, if using TTO for acne or skin irritants, 15% is a good bet. For fungal infections, 70% is best. Make sure to pay attention to labels when purchasing.


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