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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Everyday Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Everyday Uses for Tea Tree Oil

* Cold sores, Canker sores and Acne– At the first onset, apply oil directly to the affected spot. Use can also add a few drops to your facial wash.
* Dental Hygiene and Mouthwash-Add a couple of drops to a glass of water for a refreshing mouthwash. It can also be used to temporarily relive toothache pain. Make sure not to swallow, a little won’t hurt, but use caution. Can also add one drop directly to toothbrush.
* Cuts, Scrapes, Abrasions and Insect Bites- Rub a few drops of Tea Tree Oil directly on the wound. Tea Tree Oil’s anti-microbial properties will aid in killing the germs.
* Athlete’s foot – You can apply oil directly to the feet {if you are sensitive, add to a carrier oil such as olive oil}, or add into a foot bath and allow your feet to soak. Continue treatment until affected area is gone.
* Dandruff – Add a few drops to your shampoo. This same approach works for killing head lice, as well. For a “bad case” of head lice, apply directly to hair roots.
* Dust mites-Add tea tree oil to a damp cloth and rub over your mattress to ward off dust mites and to keep the mattress fresh.
* Congestion-Add to a vaporizer to loosen chest congestion.
* All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner- In a spray bottle combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water You can use this same solution to help kill mold and germs {perfect for using on kitchen counters and high chairs}.
* Laundry-A few drops added to a load of laundry to disinfect and leave your clothes smelling cleaner.
* Flea/Tick/Insect Repellant– It’s good for treating ear mites in dogs.
* Diaper Rash – Apply 2-3 drops of oil mixed in your palm with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Apply to affected area as you normally would.
* Sinus & Bronchial Congestion - The vapors may be inhaled by adding five drops of the oil to a bowl of steaming hot water or to a vaporizor.
* Sunburn-Combine one part Tea Tree Oil with ten parts of coconut oil and spread freely over the affected areas. Relieves the pain, and prevents peeling.

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