Tea Tree Oil has been used for centuries in Australia as an antiseptic to treat various types of infection. The aborigines have used crushed the leaves of this species of Melaleuca family of trees to treat infected wounds. It was often used in the Second World War to treat infections. The oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant using steam or water distillation.
The basic formula in treating toe nail fungi is using an equal mixture of tea tree oil, thyme oil and eucalyptus oil. This formula is then applied in the infested nails twice in a day. Combining the oil with these other oils makes it more effective and eliminates the growth of fungus. You can buy the oils from your local health food store.
First, you need to choose for the right tree oil product to be used for the treatment. It is always recommended to use the ones placed in tinted bottles to cure the infected area. The clear ones have the inability to stay longer in the skin for long hours. The tinted bottles keep the medicated oil inside free from the UV rays of the sun so it is protected.
Anytime you’re outside where it’s moist and warm, the mosquitoes seem to find people like me. I think I’m bait to keep everyone else safe. Ever since I’ve been taking a good multi-vitamin (we get these from the same place as we get our tea tree oil) I’ve had fewer bites, both from mosquitoes and from fleas that come off the dogs outside.
tea tree oil is used topically for yeast infections of the skin, hair, or nails, and can be used in diluted form for colonics. I have read about using a tampon with tea tree olie (diluted) and inserting it to help with vaginal yeast issues. I had the same problem and was having the yeast attacking my scalp and skin and tongue instead of vaginally.
This oil also works to help with bruises, burns, gangrene, bronchial congestion and body odor. It is a good antihistamine, antioxidant and antiseptic. Other things it is used for are healing wounds, sore throats, melanoma, sinus infections, ring worms and impetigo.
If you are using tea tree oil for the first time there are some things you should know. Do not get it in your eyes. It is extremely unpleasant and you will definitely take care not to let it happen again if you do. Simply apply it to the face and lather for about one minute and then rinse off. It is a very watery product so make a cup with your hands when you dispense it. The actual product I use is Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean face wash w/Tea Tree oil. This stuff is an all natural product and is very gentle on the skin. This stuff cost me about $20 at the local organic grocery and has definitely been a worthwhile investment for me.
If you’ve tried all the usual acne products like benzoyl and acids and soaps and you aren’t satisfied with your current results I would strongly recommend giving tea tree oil a try.