Nail Fungus, Athletes Foot, Wounds, Acne, Plaque/Gingivitis, Thrush, Vaginal
Infections (yeast and bacterial), Insect Bites
Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil native to Australia. Due to its many properties, Tea
Tree Oil is an effective topical remedy for a broad range of conditions. Its antiseptic,
antimicrobial, and antibacterial effects make it a useful addition to any home medicine cabinet and a first-aid kit. It can be used on cuts, scrapes, and wounds to prevent infection.
Tea Tree Oil is also a common treatment for acne. It can be diluted in liquid soap and used as a facial wash, or it can be added to a lotion or salve and applied directly to blemishes. A study comparing tea tree oil to benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment reported both treatments had a significant effect in clearing up the patients' acne by reducing the number of inflamed and non-inflamed lesions (both open and closed).
Tea Tree Oil may take longer to work initially than benzoyl peroxide, but carries far fewer side effects such as itching, stinging, burning, and dryness. Acne is a localized infection, perfect for Tea Tree. Used for athletes foot, nail fungus and yeast infections (both yeast and bacterial),
Tea Tree Oil proves to be just as effective as the topical antifungal Clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is often prescribed by doctors to treat the above conditions, but is often irritating and can cause itching, burning, redness, and swelling. Tea Tree Oil is one of the most effective natural products for athletes foot, nail fungus, and yeast infections. Combine with Oregano Oil for an even broader antimicrobial effect.
For plaque, gingivitis, or bad breath, Tea Tree Oil can be used as a mouthwash (dilute with water before using) to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation in the mouth and gums. For thrush (Candida in the mouth), Tea Tree Oil can be diluted with water and used as a gargle. Many kinds of toothpaste have Tea Tree oil in amounts that are not effective. Add a bit more. The Oils' anti-inflammatory properties make it a good treatment for insect bites and stings. The swelling (formation of a red bump) that occurs with insect bites and stings is an allergic reaction caused mainly by histamine. Studies report Tea Tree
Oil, when applied to bites and stings, significantly decreases the volume of the weal or raised mark on the skin and reduces the swelling from histamine. Tea Tree Oil can help clear up dandruff (which is oftentimes caused by a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia) and head lice. Dilute Tea Tree Oil in shampoo or oil and massage into scalp.