Also called Melaleuca, tea tree oil can be applied to the skin either undiluted (neat) or diluted. If you have sensitive skin or if using with kids, dilute in a carrier oil before use.
Tea tree is analgesic which means that it reduces pain. For a toothache, mix 1 drop of tea tree oil in 4 oz of warm water and swish around in the mouth 3-4 times per day but DO NOT SWALLOW. For ear infections, rub 1-2 drops all around the base of the ear every 2 to3 hours.
As a powerful antifungal, tea tree fights ringworm, Candida and other fungal skin infections. To address these, dilute 5-6 drops in a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub onto the infection 3-4 times a day. (For yeast infections, do not use in the genital area because it can burn really badly)
Other skin issues like acne can be cleared up faster by rubbing a drop of this oil onto problem areas 2 to3 times daily. Also apply tea tree essential oil undiluted to the feet for Athlete’s Foot or blend5-6 drops with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and massage feet before bed time and when you wake up.
For Canker Sores/Cold Sores, mix 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and dab onto the sore as many times as possible during the day. Make the same blend for eczema but massage onto the affected area.
Warts are tough to eliminate so apply tea tree neat as many times as possible all through the day until the warts vanishes.