Today’s featured essential oil should be
in everyone’s home pharmacy and first aid kit.
The remarkable antiseptic power of tea tree has been
one of the most researched, documented
and clinically proven of all the essential oils.
Essential Oil of Tea Tree
My personal relationship with Tea Tree
(Here’s a glossary to help you understand therapeutic property terminology.)
- Reduces nasal mucous production and swelling
- Removes excess mucus from the respiratory system
- Stimulates immune function
Applications: Tea Tree has the strongest impact on the skin and respiratory systems. It’s also great for mouth and gums.
(Here are some guidelines for making your own essential oil blends in a safe dilution.)
- Sinus: Use in a steam inhalation for sinus decongestion or to help avoid a sinus infection
- Throat: Gargle: 8 oz warm water, 2 Tblsp salt, 5 drops Tea Tree
- Skin: put a dab on an infection or a pimple.
1. Many years ago, my brother Paul lived in Oregon and called me when he’d been hit by a car while riding his bike. He hadn’t broken any bones but did suffer a multitude of scrapes, gouges, and cuts that were rapidly becoming infected. He called in a panic asking what oil he should use to help the infection. I urged him to limp to the nearest health food store and buy tea tree oil, apply a drop or two over each of his open wounds 2-3 times a day. He called back two days later. “little sister…what the heck IS this stuff? Everything is healing so fast!?” Yep.
Blends well with: Personally, I never use Tea Tree in a blend for its aroma since it smells strongly medicinal, but rather for it’s specific therapeutic action.
I am a healing warrior
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