The leaves of the melaleuca tree have been used for centuries by the aborigines to heal cuts, wounds and skin infections. Melaleuca oil (Melaleuca alternifolia, or more commonly known as tea tree) has been used for centuries by cultures around the world to soothe. The oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of certain myrtle shrubs and trees, and said to be 12x the purifying strength of phenol. It's a really great oil for immune support and cleaning.
Melaleuca is known for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin, promotes healthy immune function and protects against environmental and seasonal threats. Yep great to mix with Lavender and Lemon for allergies.
Some common uses for Melaleuca are: acne, antiseptic, athlete’s foot, boils, bronchitis, burns, Candida, cold sores, colds, decongestant, diarrhea, flu, gum disease, immune stimulant, decrease inflammation, infections (bacterial, fungal & viral), insecticide, mites, parasites, rash, shock, skin health & cuts, sunburn, tonsillitis, ticks, tissue regenerator, warts and wounds
· For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
· Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving to prevent razor burn.
· Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and strengthen nails.
· Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental concerns.
· Can be used to manage oily skin when applied directly or sprayed on with water.
· This is a powerhouse mix: Mix equal parts Melaleuca & Lavender. Can apply without diluting or add to an empty spray bottle, add water, shake before spraying on. This mix is great for pink eye, ear infections, Owie spray for kid’s scrapes and burns. Never apply an oil directly into an eye or ear. To apply for ear infection get some on your finger and rub around where ear meets head. For pink eye rub on the bone around the eye.