Surface Cleaner: To make a homemade tea tree oil cleanser, mix 5–10 drops of tea tree with water, vinegar and 5–10 drops of lemon essential oil. Then use it on your counter tops, kitchen appliances, shower, toilet and sinks. Shake well before each use.
Laundry Use: Simply add 5–10 drops of tea tree to your laundry detergent. You can also spot clean cloth, rugs or athletic equipment with a mixture of tea tree oil, vinegar and water.
Breathe Easy: To relieve a cough that’s caused by the common cold or another respiratory condition, simply diffuse 5 drops at home, inhale tea tree oil directly from the bottle, or combine 1–2 drops of tea tree with a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your chest and back of your neck.
Facial Wash: Mix five drops of pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey. Simply rub the mixture on your face, leave it on for one minute, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Wound Care: Clean a cut first with water, then put on 1–3 drops of tea tree oil and cover it with a bandage to help fight off infections.
Foot Care: For foot odor, combine about half a teaspoon of coconut oil and 2–3 drops of tea tree oil and massage the mixture into your feet.To remove shoe odor, add 5–10 drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle filled half way with water and spray the inside of your shoes. This works for sports equipment too.
Insect Repellant: Simply add 2–5 drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle filled half way with water and spray it on your skin, or combine 2–5 drops of tea tree with a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it into your skin before going outside. If you do get a bug bite, add 2–3 drops of tea tree to a clean cotton ball and apply it to the affected area.