5 Reasons You Want Tea Tree Oil in Your Medicine Cabinet

27 May 2017

Are you ready to harness the amazing powers of essential oils? Don’t let the appearance of the delicate little bottles fool you – essential oils are the oldest known form of medicine. Essential oils react with your body’s chemistry to promote healing, without the negative or toxic side effects of modern medicine.

With Summer coming in quickly, we can’t imagine not having Tea Tree oil in our medicine cabinets. Not only can it be used on any number of skin conditions, it’s loaded with antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Use this potent essential oil to treat bug bites, cuts, scrapes, ringworm, thrush, nail fungus, athlete’s foot and cold sores. We recommend the book Modern Essentials (mini version available here) as a powerful resource guide for using essential oils.

Check out our top 5 reasons why you want (NEED) Tea Tree oil in your medicine cabinet:

1) Combat Bacteria and Heal Wounds

Take a back seat, Neosporin. Apply tea tree oil to yours scrapes and minor wounds to kill bacteria and promote healing.

2) Say Goodbye to Foot Fungus

Tea tree oil is an excellent home remedy for athlete’s foot, helping to alleviate and heal the itching, blisters and inflammation of the infected areas. The powerful antifungal properties of the oil can be used as part of your daily care routine. Rub on your feet or place a few drops in your shoes to keep fungus away.

2) Remedy Ticks, Lice and Bug Bites

Ticks, lice and mosquitoes alike, reject tea tree oil. Dilute oil in a spray bottle with water to use on your clothes and shoes to prevent bug bites. If you find a tick that is already attached, tea tree oil can be applied directly to the skin to gently remove the tick without a fight. Tea tree oil is found in many natural shampoos and treatment plans for lice, too. Whatever the bug, apply the oil directly to the bite for immediate relief.

3) Treat Sunburns

Tea tree oil is soothing and pain relieving, and reduces blisters and peeling. Apply directly to your sunburn (or dilute with water if you have sensitive skin) to speed up the healing process.

4) Treat Acne

Gently apply a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton swab and dab on pimples to reduce redness and prevent future bacteria. A few drops can also be added to your daily facial moisturizer as part of a preventative routine.

5) Support Oral Health

From sore throats to cold sores, gum bleeding to tooth decay, add a drop of tea tree oil to your toothpaste before brushing your teeth to promote overall oral health.

Visit our Hadley Clinic to purchase your Tea Tree Oil today!