Homeopaths have used lavender and tea tree oil for decades to naturally treat common ailments. Tea tree oil derives from the small leaves from a native plant in Australia and has been used as a topical treatment by aboriginal people for centuries. Lavender oil comes from lavender flowers grown throughout Europe and North America. Homeopaths have used lavender oils as a natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and relaxing agent. Both these oils should be used only topically.
Tea tree oil and lavender oil have antiseptic properties, meaning that they contain chemicals that deter the growth of bacteria. They may help to prevent skin infections when applied topically. Because of their antibacterial properties, tea tree oil and lavender oil are ingredients in many natural cosmetic products. A common use for tea tree oil and lavender oil is the treatment of acne. Use tea tree oil and lavender oil in an acne treatment toner by adding a few drops of both oils to 9 tablespoons of mineral water. Another use is as an acne-fighting serum. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil and 1 drop of lavender oil to pure aloe vera gel for a non-drying serum.
Anti-inflammatory and Antifungal
Tea tree oil helps to treat fungus. To treat toenail fungus, swab a combination of tea tree essential oil and lavender essential oil to help heal a toenail fungus and discolored nail.
Many aromatherapists use lavender oil because it helps the mind to relax. Add a few drops in the bathtub for instant relaxation. A drop or two of lavender applied to the back of the neck can help to relieve tension and may help to relieve a headache. For a relaxing massage oil, add 5 to 10 drops of lavender oil to 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil for a relaxing and sleepy massage oil. To help you get to sleep, place a drop of lavender on a cotton ball and tuck it into a pillowcase. For aching feet, treat yourself to a soothing foot bath to warm and relax the muscles and improve circulation. To sooth away aches and pains, add 10 drops of lavender to 2 gallons of hot water and soak away.
Lavender oil helps the skin to heal more quickly because of its healing properties. Use lavender oil in a facial steam. The steam opens your pores, while a few drops of lavender oil will help to clean the pores. Tea tree oil also acts as an anti-inflammatory and decongestant.
References and ResourcesMayoClinic.com: Tea Tree Oil
WebMD: Tea Tree Oil
theHolisticShop.com: 12 Uses for Lavender Oil