Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for rashes March 04 2014

Days Island 100% pure tea tree oilRashes can be caused by a variety of things, including an allergic reaction to soaps, scents, detergents and clothing, exercise, and changes in diet, among others. Tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, as well as a powerful germicidal effect, that make it very effective in the treatment of the common rash.

Tea tree oil 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. This helps to soothe irritated skin and speeds up the healing process.

How to use tea tree oil to treat a rash:

Gently clean the affected area. Apply 1-3 drops directly onto the rash 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 rashes, 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 affected areas on hands, feet, or for larger rashes on the body. Soak for 20 minutes and repeat as needed.

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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