Tea Tree Oil, when distilled for therapeutic use, comes from the botanical species melaleuca
alternifolia and is native to Australia. For centuries, native Aboriginal people used tea tree
oil for the topical treatment of skin conditions, and they were certainly on to something.
Millions of people suffer from fungal skin conditions that can range in severity from mildly
irritating to severely debilitating.
Toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, dandruff, ringworm, yeast infections, and tinea versicolor
(itchy white spots commonly affecting the arms) are among the most widespread fungal
skin infections, and tea tree oil has amazing antifungal properties that can help treat these
conditions. Studies have shown tea tree oil treatments to rival popular prescription topical
solutions such as clotrimazole and ketoconazole.
How to use tea tree oil on fungus:
Tea tree oil can be very effective in the elimination of fungal skin conditions and best
responds to a diligent application process over a substantial period of time.
Tea tree oil may be applied topically to fungal spots in its pure form, using Q-tips or cotton
swabs to apply a small amount to affected areas.
Tea tree oil can also be diluted in water (4-5 drops per 8 ounces) to be used as a spray or
Add 10-20 drops to a bath or foot soak to treat harder to reach areas such as the back,
hands and feet.
In addition to treatment, tea tree oil can also be used in the prevention of fungal outbreaks.
Once you have successfully treated a fungal infection, use any one of the above methods
periodically to prevent a recurring outbreak and maintain overall skin health.
As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with
your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very
empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own
discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
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