while there are many more reasons for using tea tree oil, here are our top 5:

1. great hand sanitizer
an ideal natural alternative to chemical-based sanitizers, tea tree oil based sanitizers can be just as effective when it comes to killing several strains of illness-causing bacteria and even more effective with others. e coli, for instance, was found in some studies to be more effectively broken up and wiped out by tea tree based agents than when attacked with commercially produced chemical products.

2. boost wound healing
as well as preventing infections, tea tree oil is also effective in encouraging a wound to heal more quickly. there has been some research conducted which showed how tea tree oil can be instrumental in reducing inflammation and in triggering the boosted activity of white blood cells.

3. chemical free mouthwash
tea tree oil possesses properties which help it fight against the germs which cause tooth decay and leave a person with horrible smelling breath. studies have shown that tea tree oil can actually be even more effective when it comes to removing plaque-causing bacteria from the mouth than a leading oral mouthwash, which contains powerful chemicals.

4. sooth skin inflammation
try this recipe to relieve inflamed skin, combine ten drops of tea tree oil with one tablespoon of melted coconut oil and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. mix well, store in a sealed container. apply to the affected area every day until symptoms resolve. applying a tea tree oil mixture helps combat skin inflammation related to insect bites as well.

5. use for muscular pain
tea tree essential oil provides relief from muscular pain, aches, sprains, and muscular pain due to the pain-relieving properties of the oil. add a few drops of tea tree oil to your evening bath, along with a cup of epsom salts. the fragrance of the tea tree oil soothes your nervous system while the magnesium in the epsom salts absorbs through your skin, entering the muscular system where it halts inflammation and pain.