Tea tree oil is a powerful healing oil for many skin conditions. Its antiseptic abilities to treat wounds, kill numerous strains of viruses, fungi and bacteria is widely used by some medical doctors to replace ordinary prescriptions, especially if there’s a problem with allergies or resistance to a medication.
Use of essential oils (including tea tree oil) instead of prescription antibiotics is becoming more widely applied in an effort to prevent resistance to antibiotics forming. There is also far less chance of adverse reactions to essential oil remedies than there is with some medical treatments.
The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a native of Australia and its oil is now used in many natural skin care products, and household and cleaning products. It can kill mold on contact, repel insects and be used as a natural household cleanser.
Tea Tree Oil for Bacterial Infections and Fungal Infections
If you have skin issues such as bacterial infections, cold sores or fungal infections (such as Candida or athlete’s foot), use tea tree oil to heal and repair the skin condition and to prevent recurring problems.
Tea tree oil’s innate ability to kill fungus and infections makes it a natural go-to oil, to use for toenail fungus or skin conditions such as ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Use a clean swab or cotton ball to place the tea tree oil directly on the affected area. It’s also great for removing warts. Treat each day and the wart will eventually disappear.
Dry Skin or Acne Skin Care
Concoct a gentle acne treatment for your skin by mixing about five drops of the pure tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of raw honey and massage onto your face. Leave on for a minute, then rinse. Your skin won’t appear red and itchy as some acne treatments leave it and will get the job done.
It’s also perfect for dry skin, as the natural oil helps to rebalance your own skin’s moisture.
Teeth and Gums
You can also use tea tree oil as a toothpaste to improve your oral health. It will eliminate bad bacteria, heal inflamed gums and reduce the bleeding of gums, plus it may help prevent tooth decay. Simply mix the tea tree oil with a bit of coconut oil and baking soda. It’s refreshing and effective.
Prevent Skin Cancer
One of the most significant findings for using tea tree oil as a skin benefit is the fact that it (along with frankincense oil) can prevent skin cancer. A good mixture for skin cancer healing and prevention is to mix frankincense oil, tea tree oil and raspberry seed oil and dab on the affected area three times per day.
Be sure to look for tea tree essential oils that are 100% pure oil, therapeutic grade and organic. It will be free of chemicals and previously tested so it will meet the criteria required for natural health and healing, and it will be free from toxins and harmful chemicals.
Store tea tree oil away from light, heat and air and keep in a glass container to prevent deterioration in its quality.