Tea Tree oil is a natural antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infection oil. It comes from the Narrow leaved tea tree that is native to Australia. It can be used in a variety of applications to heal and cure many ailments. Many pharmacies carry Tea Tree oil; ask your pharmacist. Below are the ten most popular uses of Tea Tree Oil.
1. Athlete’s Foot: The oil can be applied directly to the feet or put in a small spray bottle with water. A few drops diluted with water can be spray on clean dry feet daily.
2. Cold Sores: Reduce the healing time of cold sores by applying Tea Tree Oil.
3. Toe Nail Fungus: Apply Tea Tree Oil directly to the infected toes. This can also be done by adding a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to a small spray bottle filled with water. Be persistent! Toe Nail Fungus is stubborn and will require daily treatment to remove.
4. Insect Bites: Apply a drop on the bite to make the itch go away.
5. Warts: Apply a drop or two directly to the wart daily until the wart disappears.
6. Disinfectant: Add 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a clean pint spray bottle, and then fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake and spray counters, toilets, etc.
7. Laundry: Add a teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil to a smelly load of laundry and odors are gone!
8. Acne: Dab a drop of Tea Tree Oil on a pimple to dry it up quickly. Many brands of face wash include Tea Tree Oil as a main ingredient, too.
9. Ticks: Apply a drop or two directly on the tick site. Use tweezers to remove the tick.
10. Bad Breath, Inflamed Gums, and Plaque: Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of water. Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily. Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it! You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing.
More Great Places to Get Information:
An A-Z List of Tea Tree Oil Uses. (2012). Retrieved from Squidoo, LLC : http://www.squidoo.com/uses-for-tea-tree-oil
Home Remedies Web. (2006-2012). Retrieved from Home Remedies Web: http://www.homeremediesweb.com/tea_tree_oil_health_benefits.php
Tea Tree Oil and Its Uses. (1998-2012). Retrieved from The Herbs Place: http://www.theherbsplace.com/Tea_Tree_Oil_Uses_sp_153.html
“Bug Off: Making Homemade Insect Repellent is Really, Really Easy http://scottandjoanbailey.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/bug-off-making-homemade-insect-repellent-is-really-really-easy/
“20 Great Uses for Tea Tree Oil – http://hazellcottrell.com/2012/05/31/20-great-uses-for-tea-tree-oil/
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