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How To Use Essential Oils

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for gum disease August 15 2014

Gum disease is a very common problem and if left untreated, can lead to a host of additional health problems, including chronic bad breath, tooth decay, tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and has both antibacterial and antiviral properties that can greatly help to reduce infections within the mouth. It is frequently used in toothpaste and mouthwash, although in recent years, these...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for allergies July 23 2014

Allergies are extremely common and come with a variety of symptoms that range in severity depending on the season. They are the result of an over-sensitive immune system, and occur when the body attacks allergens (pollen, dander, mold, dust, mites, etc.) in a way that is similar to its method of fighting viruses or foreign bacteria. When the body is exposed to the allergen, it produces histamines, which cause cells...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for sore throat June 23 2014

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has antiviral, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties that can significantly help in lessening the severity of a sore throat, as well as the accompanying virus that is typically the cause. Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help the body to ward off possible infections to the delicate affected area of the throat glands.    How to treat a sore throat with tea tree oil:   At...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for candida (yeast infection) June 10 2014

Candida is a type of yeast infection that occurs within the body, most often within the digestive tract, but can also be found outside of the body as well. It is essentially a strain of yeast that can overgrow on or in the body and cause a host of problems, ranging from digestive upset, skin disorders, fatigue, thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and many more. Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for eczema and dermatitis May 14 2014

Eczema and dermatitis are terms used to describe an irritating persistent skin condition that can include various symptoms like dryness, itching, flaking, blistering and oozing of the skin. These symptoms are obviously uncomfortable and can be tremendously embarrassing, especially when they cover large parts of the body. Unfortunately, harsh chemicals such as corticosteroids are the most common form of treatment, and oftentimes yield minimal results.   Tea tree essential oil (melaleuca...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for hives May 06 2014

Hives are basically an allergic reaction that manifests in and on the skin. They are the result of cells releasing histamine, a chemical that makes blood vessels leak fluid into the deepest layers of skin. Hives can be caused by virtually anything, whether it’s something going on internally or externally, and can be both disruptive and downright painful.   Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has antiseptic properties, as well...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for chicken pox April 16 2014

When a chicken pox outbreak occurs, it is most important to nurse the immune system and make the rash as comfortable as possible while it heals. Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) can provide much-needed relief to the tingling, itching and pain associated with chicken pox, reducing the potential for scarring. Tea tree oil is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities and can provide effective relief to the inflammation...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for sunburn April 02 2014

As we welcome Spring and Summer with open arms, there will (more likely than not) be a sunburn or two as delicate winter skin makes the seasonal adjustment. Tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) has amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it extremely beneficial for use on sunburns. It helps to ease the discomfort and pain from mild to moderate sunburns, as well as reduce healing time. This is because...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for lice March 14 2014

A head lice infestation is extremely common among school-aged children and can be frustrating to treat. Commercial lice shampoos and treatments are laden with an assortment of toxic chemicals that not only kill lice, but have the potential to cause harm if you leave them on too long, use them too often, or use them on a child who is too young or has delicate and sensitive skin. Early symptoms...

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

Rashes 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...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for the flu February 21 2014

When the flu hits, it can hit hard. Every year during "flu season" people are in a frantic rush to get flu shots and a sort of panic hits. Symptoms of the flu include fever, headaches, fatigue, aches and pains, stomach distress, respiratory problems, and other symptoms that can take a person out of commission for days. Aside from plenty of rest and fluids, tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia) can provide a powerful...

Tea Tree Oil: Using tea tree oil for infections February 12 2014

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...
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