Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tea Tree Oil

http://smithfamilyresources.com/t/essentialoils

Beeyoutiful's Tea Tree Oil is 100% pure, steam-distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, and it provides generous amounts of terpinen--the active ingredient responsible for the oil’s amazing antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal abilities.

Replace your first aid spray and anti-bacterial ointments with tea tree oil for cuts, scrapes, infections, irritated hair follicles, blisters, boils—even acne. It’s safe for use on broken skin and can be used without diluting. A drop or two is all you need to disinfect and heal.

On minor burns and sunburn, add tea tree oil to Vitamin E oil or aloe vera gel for soothing relief. This combination makes a refreshing aftershave, too, and, unlike most store-bought lotions, it has no dangerous chemicals to soak into your skin.

Instead of toxic wart remover, apply tea tree oil regularly onto both plantar and seed warts. Since warts are caused by a virus, tea tree oil's anti-viral characteristics go to work, dissolving most warts within a few weeks.

If you shower in a dorm, campground, or other public facility, consider spritzing your feet and freshly shaved legs with a mixture of water and a few drops of tea tree oil to prevent warts. And be sure to treat your razor with tea tree oil before shaving.

Treat jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm with anti-fungal tea tree oil. Unsightly nail fungus responds well to tea tree oil, too. Apply undiluted, or for ease of spreading, add it to a small amount of olive oil or aloe gel. 

To reduce bronchial distress, mix a few drops of tea tree oil with olive oil and spread liberally on the chest and throat. You can also produce a steam inhalation treatment by mixing tea tree oil in a bowl of 6 to 8 cups of boiling water, covering your head and the bowl with a towel, and breathing deeply (eyes closed) for 10 minutes. Tea tree oil can also be diffused in a vaporizer or aroma lamp to open airways and disinfect the sickroom.

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of borax.  Mix in a spray bottle (12 oz.) with warm water for a safe, refreshing disinfectant.

Does your dishwasher have an unpleasant smell? Add a couple of drops of TTO to the soap dispenser along with the soap. And a few drops in your garbage disposer will freshen it up, too.

Safety Information: Can be used neat, however it's best to do a patch test first. Limit usage to the problem area, and avoid the surrounding skin. Do not massage directly on or below a varicose vein.

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