Essential Oils (in my opinion) are some the most powerful healing tools we have available on Earth. The wide range of ailments that can be cleared up by using essential oils is an endless list. Each essential oils has specific healing power for different problems but many individual oils can solve a number of different problems on their own.
There are a handful of essential oils that I ALWAYS have on hand. Having young children definitely brings around a lot of different germs to deal with so as things come up I find more and more favorite essential oils. One of the oils I keep on hand is Tea Tree Oil or also know as Melaleuca oil.
Tea Tree Oil is an extraordinary antiseptic. It is one of my first choices in fighting against bacterial infections. Tea tree oil supports beneficial bacteria and helps eliminate harmful bacteria which makes it a safer option then conventional antibiotics for minor infections. Don’t get me wrong – there is a place for traditional antibiotics for serious conditions – but the overuse of antibiotics has lead to more serious antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
Ear infections and ear aches are common childhood ailments. My first child never got an ear infection as an infant but finally did have one when she just turned 4 years old. We used Ear Oil (read about how to make it here) for her infection and the pain was gone by the end of the day. Although I did continue the regimen for a few days to make sure it was gone. Tea Tree Oil is a great add-on to the ear oil remedy. Add 1-3 drops of tea tree oil to the garlic ear oil to give it some extra healing power.
Tea tree oil is an effective anti-fungal remedy. Dandruff can occur from a number of different reasons but one common cause is a yeast-like fungus. People who suffer from this type of dandruff have had success with adding a few drops of tea tree oil to their regular shampoo. The anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil help to clear up this infection. However, when an infection is present it is also smart to consider the underlying cause of it. One possible cause here could be a lack of Omega 3′s in your diet.
Tea tree oil has qualities that make it a powerful agent against bacteria and fungus. It’s antiseptic qualities make it a perfect option for a preventative measure and a healing tool. Tea tree oil ointments (such as the one in my online shop) are a natural alternative to antibiotic creams for cuts and scrapes to prevent any infections. It is also a good option for treating open wounds that have already been infected. It can be diluted in a carrier oil, added to a salve, or used straight for serious infections.
Do you use Tea Tree Oil? What do you use it for? Please share in the comments.
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