Thursday, November 4, 2010

Healing With Tea Tree

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Happy Thursday all!

Today we are going to learn about Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil is one of nature's most potent antiseptics. It eases acne, insect bites and sting, and helps to keep the atmospheres germ-free.

Tea Tree's cleansing properties make it a useful oil for the bathroom....So grab your coffee or tea and read on about this great oil...


Healing With Tea Tree

Tea Tree, a wild, bushy tree native to Australia, yields one of the most active essential oils. It is valued for its stimulating and germicidal actions, making it pleasant to use in the home.

It blends well with other antiseptic oils, especially Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Rosemary and Thyme

Used in shampoos and soaps for its cooling and antiseptic properties, it eases acne, thrush and cystitis. Tea Tree stimulates the immune system by activating the white blood corpuscles ( unattached cell: a small independent body, especially a cell in blood or lymph) to defend the body against infections.

It can reduce the length of a disease and is especially beneficial in treating both fungal and respiratory infections.

Active Ingredients Of  Tea Tree

Tea Tree contains more active ingredients than almost any other essential oil. It is high in Terpenoids and Alcohol, which are responsible for its uplifting and stimulating effects

Monoterpenes~Principle components of Tea Tree, Monoterpenes have stimulating and painkilling Properties. Tea Tree is especially in Terpine-4-ol, which can account for 30% of the oil. This natural but powerful antiseptic is effective against bacteria, viruses and fungal infections - making it essential for you aromatherapy first aid kit.

Sesquisterpenes~Sesquisterpenes are highly aromatic. They are present only in small quantities but give Tea Tree its distinctive pungent scent and also its mood-balancing properties.

Alcohols~Up to 50% of Tea Tree is made up of Alcohols. These act as general tonics , energizers and balancers.

Using Your Tea Tree Oil

Fight Infections, Prevent Germs

Tea Tree is not only antiseptic but also acts to strengthen your immune systems, stimulating and toning your natural defenses against infection.

Colds~Chase away a cold or flu with a facial steam. Combine:
  • 10 drops Tea Tree
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus
Inhale deeply (this will also help acne)

Prevent Spreading A Cold~Put a few drops of Tea Tree oil in your vaporizer to prevent your sickness to family and visitors.

Travel First Aid

Stings & Bites~Apply undiluted to the bite or sting for swift antiseptic pain relief.

Soothe A Sunburns, Cuts & Bruises~Combine the following and make a cold compress:
  • 10 drops Tea Tree
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • Cold water

Healthy Nails & Feet

  • Add TeaTree oil to a warm foot bath to teat athletes" foot or to relieve pain form calluses and corns.

  • Zap warts in a few weeks by applying undiluted three times a day

  • Treat nail infections by massaging the affected nail with undiluted Tea Tree oil three times a day

 Have a Wonderful Day!

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