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The Incredible Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil


We (mostly) all like tea and trees, and we know the benefits of certain oils. Put them all together, and you have tea tree oil – which has many health benefits you may not be aware of.

Reader’s Digest says people have been using this oil for years, and that it “deserves a permanent spot in your medicine cabinet.” Let’s take a look at 12 reasons why…

1. Acne Ally

Reader’s Digest explains tea tree oil can be an effective at-home remedy for acne breakouts. In fact, “A 5-percent solution of tea tree oil works just as well as the top drugstore acne remedy, benzoyl peroxide,” it says, citing Australian research.

The source suggests diluting a few drops of this wonder oil with 20 to 40-drops of witch hazel up to 2-times per day with a cotton swab. But it warns not to overdo it – the solution can end up drying out your skin, triggering your body to produce natural oils that acne thrives in, it adds.

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