In Australia, tea tree oil is often celebrated as the natural cure-all for a variety of ailments. In Canada, we may not be quite there yet, but the popularity of tea tree oil, especially as a natural antiseptic, is growing rapidly, and for good reason. More and more families are recognizing the advantages of clearing out the family medicine cabinet and relying on tea tree oil for a vast array of first aid uses.

First of all, why are we talking tea tree oil as part of the first aid kit? An essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil has been widely used throughout Australia for centuries because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and, of course, antiseptic properties. Thanks to these properties, tea tree oil is the perfect all-natural medicine.

What can tea tree oil be used for? Here is a short (yes, this is short) list of the uses of this versatile essential oil:

  • Abrasions and minor cuts and scrapes
  • Acne
  • Bacterial infections
  • Bruises
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Congestion and respiratory tract infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry cuticles
  • Earaches
  • Eczema
  • Fungal infections (especially Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Hives
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Insect bites
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Shingles
  • Sunburns
  • Warts

As you can see, the list of healing uses for tea tree oil is impressive. We were not exaggerating when we said it is celebrated as nature’s cure-all!

If you’re looking for ways to use tea tree oil for some of its healing powers, check out how others use it at

If you’re looking to ditch your chemical-based antiseptics, why not grab some tea tree oil? It covers so many different things that you’ll be shocked how often you come to rely on it! You may even find yourself branching out to other household uses, such as all-natural cleaning! It really is good for so many things.

At Thursday Plantation, our tea tree essential oil is of the highest-quality, meaning you get the most benefits of this multipurpose natural resource.

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