I love Tea Tree Oil. Ever since I discovered it a few years ago, I have been using it for everything. I got on the Tea Tree Oil train before it became a huge thing in skin care, and my Thursday Plantation 100% Tea Tree Oil is still my own little secret all-purpose remedy. Most tea tree oil products contain small amounts of the oil, and many brands sell watered-down tea tree oil for ridiculous prices, so I stick to buying the concentrated, 100% pure stuff, and simply dilute it myself!
All you need is a few drops on a cotton swab
My main use of tea tree oil is for skin care. It is a natural antiseptic and sort of disinfects, dries, and heals all at the same time. I use it as a spot treatment on pimples, by applying it on my face with a cotton swab, either at full concentration, or mixed with a little water so it doesn't dry my skin out as much. I also often mix a drop or two into my moisturizer if my face is breaking out. I find it dries up any spots (unlike most drugstore pimple treatments) quickly, and it's completely natural. I've also used tea tree oil on cold sores and lacerations, as well as putting a few drops in hot water and steaming my sinuses out during a cold. Tea tree oil can also be used for smelly feet, bad breath, foot fungus, and a myriad of other things!
I've tried several brands of tea tree oil, but Thursday Plantation is one of the better kinds I've tried. They have a good value for the quantity. If the small bottles (15 ml, 25 ml, or 50 ml) put you off, just remember it's 100% pure, so you don't often need to use more than a few drops at a time.
The smell is strong, and not one I'd describe as pleasing, but it dissipates once the oil dries, and for everything it does, the smell is not even a bother.