In today’s society, there is great concern with the overuse of antibiotics, as with increased
use comes the potential for antibiotic-resistant super infections that have the potential to cause even more damage. Tea tree oil provides a great alternative remedy to multiple rounds of powerful and disruptive drugs in the treatment of minor infections.
Tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has amazing antifungal properties that can help treat common infection, particularly those of the skin. Tea tree oil also has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, as well as a powerful germicidal effect. It also influences the reparative process by encouraging tissue regeneration (also known as scar tissue). This is due to its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that also ward off possible infections to the delicate affected area. Tea tree oil is supported by the skin’s own oils and helps to create a chemical barrier that make the area inhospitable to potential infectious bacteria.
How to use tea tree oil to fight infection:
Gently clean the affected area. Apply 1-3 drops directly onto cut or scrape and allow to penetrate for a few moments. Cover with a cotton ball and bandage if needed. Reapply up to five times a day.
For larger wounds, add 15-20 drops to 1 cup of warm water. Soak a soft washcloth in the mixture and gently place to cover the area. Hold it there until it cools completely and repeat as necessary.
Add 20-30 drops to a warm bath or tub to soak abrasions on hands, feet, or for larger cuts and scrapes on the body. Soak for 20 minutes and repeat as needed.
For use in the treatment of ear infections, add 5-10 drops of warm tea tree oil to 1 Tbsp. of carrier oil, such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Mix thoroughly and use a dropper to place a small amount into the ear while tilting the head and covering the ear with a cotton ball to minimize leakage. Allow for this mixture to penetrate for up to 10 minutes, and then gently wipe away any excess. Repeat this up to 3 times a day and especially at bedtime.
For fungal infections tea tree oil may be applied topically to affected areas in its pure form, using Q-tips or cotton swabs to apply a small amount to the site of infection. Fungal conditions best respond to a diligent application process over a substantial period of time.
For a double-dose of infection-fighting, the same applications can be followed using our essential oil blend BOOM
: a "defensive" blend of rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil, clove bud oil, Ceylon cinnamon bark oil, and sweet orange oil.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. 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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