Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why Tea Tree Oil Is Awesome

Tea Tree Oil is one of those things that I simply cannot do without.  This is one of the most versatile oils because it has anti fungal properties.  Not only is it used for the skin, but it has many uses as a household cleaner.  You can find it at most grocery, drug, and health food stores.  Although it's a bit pricey, a little goes quite a long way.
Tea Tree Oil is derived from the Melalueca Alternifolia found in Queensland, and New South Wales, Australia.  As with all other essential oils, it is terribly potent and volatile.  Keep stored in a dark bottle with a dropper in a  cool, dry area.  Keep away from children and pets. Never take orally, and never apply to skin undiluted as it may cause irritation.

Tea Tree Oil is a healthier way to treat fungal infections of the skin because you are getting the benefits of the oil,  without the toxic chemicals found in most commercial products,  and prescription medications.
Mix with Witch Hazel and Lavender essential oil to combat acne, athletes foot, yeast infections, nail infections, cuts and burns.  For eczema mix with a carrier oil like grape seed and olive oil.

Tea Tree Oil is also useful around the house. Mixing water, lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda with Tea Tree Oil is a great natural way to get your home clean without the toxicity of household cleaners.  Use it mixed with water to spray down surfaces in the kitchen, high chairs, and babies toys.  A few drops in the bath or vaporizer is good for coughs an congestion.  How do you use Tea Tree Oil?

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