Uses for tea tree oil you might not have known about

Who knew tea tree oil had so many uses? Source: Getty

We all know how fabulous tea tree oil is and how it smells, but did you know it has a plethora of uses?

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From health care to cleaning and even treatment of skin conditions, tea tree oil really is a miracle product, and handy to have around!

Here’s 23 of the most awesome uses for tea tree oil that we found. Do you have any others to add?

  1. Helps heal and soothe sunburns
  2. Heals skin infections
  3. Toothbrush cleaner – add a couple of drops and work through with clean fingers then rinse
  4. Relieves itchiness from rashes
  5. All-purpose cleaner – fill a spray bottle with 4 drops of tea tree oil and the rest of the bottle with water
  6. Keep the fleas away – add a couple of drops to their bedding
  7. Cures toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot
  8. Helps remove skin tags
  9. Naturally cures bad breath – swish a bit around in your mouth and wash out
  10. Natural pest control – put a few drops around doorways
  11. Laundry freshener – add a few drops to your wash
  12. Treat warts on hands or feets
  13. Soothes insect bites
  14. Treat ringworm
  15. Treat psoriasis and other skin conditions
  16. Relieve earaches – mix 1 drop 2 teaspoons of olive oil, drop mixture into the ear and then remove by tilting head
  17. Cleans mould – mix apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil and scrub
  18. Natural deodorant – put a few dabs under your arms
  19. Soften cuticles – massage in 1-2 drops
  20. Makeup remover
  21. Wood treatment
  22. Moth fighter – Use tea tree oil-soaked cotton balls to fight moths and other insects in stored clothing.
  23. Bathroom cleaner

Do you have a strange use for tea tree oil that we’ve missed?