TEA TREE – Melaleuca alternifolia – essential oil comes from, yes you guessed it, the Tea Tree! :-). Our Tea Tree Oil is certified organic. It comes from the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The essential oil is used in low concentrations as a topical medicine.
Personally I’ve successfully used it on nail fungus and itchy insect bites. I’ve even used it to keep ticks off, and it’s great for keeping smelly places smelling fresh again. I use it as a sanitiser in places like bathrooms, toilets, dustbins and even drains. But that’s about where I stop with Tea Tree essential oil – for now anyway.
TEA TREE – Melaleuca alternifolia – oil is claimed as useful for:
treating minor cuts, burns, dandruff, acne, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, lice, herpes, insect bites, vaginal yeast infections, scabies and skin fungal or bacterial infections. Some claim that it can be used to fight or soothe strep throat and urinary, bloodstream and sinus infections. Even pneumonia – a few drops in the bath or a vaporiser.
Be careful though, use it in small quantities! It’s pretty strong and must be kept away from children and pets, and should never be consumed internally.
Tea Tree essential oil can be dangerous and I would suggest that it not be used orally or anywhere near the mouth. I have seen it being used in toothpaste, dental floss and mouthwash and many love it. It’s often used for hair lice – 5 days in a row and apparently they’re sorted. You will find it in hair products and skin products everywhere these days.
Honestly? I love Tea Tree oil and the mild aroma of it hanging around, but I am very careful with it because it can be dangerous so I stick to more external uses. Experts consider tea tree oil to be safe as a topical treatment, and you can apply it directly to the skin on a daily basis. When applied to the skin in its pure (100% oil) form, tea tree oil seldom causes irritation. I must admit, I’ve used it directly on my skin without any irritation or rash developing. It is very soothing for mozzie bites. The itchiness disappears almost instantly!
PLEASE NOTE THESE WARNINGS THAT ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL ESSENTIAL OIL USE.
The information on this blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as advice, diagnosis or implied treatment. Please consult a professional should you experience discomfort or dis-ease.
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