How Tea Tree Oil Could Revolutionise Your Home Healthcare

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How Tea Tree Oil Could Revolutionise Your Home Healthcare

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You are about to be blown away by the almost complete A-Z of facts you are about to read regarding Tea Tree Oil – that humble little brown bottle of pungent liquid that is stashed at the back of your medicine cabinet.

It could be time to dig it out, dust it off and put it to use – because Tea Tree Oil could in fact be the king of essential oils for healthcare. The following formula can be followed inmost instances…..skin issues + tea tree oil = healing. Be aware of any irritation and if you are concerned be sure to see your doctor.

Origins of Tea Tree

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Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been prized by the native folk of Australia as a treatment for wounds and burns for centuries. Aboriginal people used to use the leaves of the tea tree to treat sores, crushing the leaves and using them topically on the skin.

In the 1920s studies were conducted, which showed the oil to have antiseptic properties 13 times stronger than carbolic acid, which was used widely at that time as an antibacterial.

Tea Tree Oil Production

Tea tree oil is produced by distillation of the leaves. It contains approximately 100 organic compounds some of which appear rarely in nature. The healing seems to be areult of these elements working together. Tea tree oil should be used topically and never swallowed.

Please also note that to use essential oils effectively it can be necessary to dilute them in another carrier oil to allow them to be spread onto the affected area. Common carrier oils include coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil.

The A-Z of Tea Tree Uses for Healing

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Abrasions

Start by cleaning the area well, apply a few drops of the oil directly to the minor cut. If a bandage is required, put a few drops of the oil onto a cotton ball, lay it face down on the wound, securing with the bandage. The Tea Tree Oil is a great antiseptic, and reduces the possibility of infection. It does not cause damage or pain when applied to infected skin, unlike other antiseptics available, in fact it’s anaesthetic properties make it soothing to sore areas.

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