Featured Article # 2
Tea tree oil is usually pale yellow or colorless and has a very distinctive smell. It smells rather like disinfectant which is quite apt given it is very effective at treating bacteria, fungal and viral infections. It also acts as an immunostimulant i.e. it will help spur your immune system into fighting any disease or illness. It is particularly useful in those struggling to recover from dehabiliating illnesses such as glandular fever. It is one of the most important aromatherapy oils for those who are HIV positive as well as those who suffer from a compromised immune system due to cancer treatment or other illnesses such as ME. The combination of germ fighting but immune system stimulant results in a very powerful natural product.
As when you buy tea tree oil to use, it rarely causes an allergic reaction and it is non poisonous, it is a very effective oil for treating young children. It works in harmony with their bodies causing them to sweat a lot. You have probably heard it said that it is better to sweat a cold or flu away. This is what happens when you treat the initial symptoms with this oil.
If you suffer from cold sores, you will know how irritating these can be. They are very difficult to treat effectively and are not the most attractive to look at. They are also highly contagious. You can dab this oil on at the first signs of a stinging sensation that heralds the arrival of a cold sore. Some people will use it neat; others prefer to mix with a little alcohol such as vodka. Don’t drink it though.
Lavender has long been a remedy for those who suffer from acne. You may get better results if you alternate treatments between Lavender and tea tree. They work in different ways but are compatible oils so you get maximum benefit.
A little bit of this oil goes a very long way so it is extremely economical and a lot cheaper than using mass produced creams and ointments for various ailments. A little added to some baby cream can work very well as a nappy rash preventative. You can also add it to the water you use to store used nappies to help prevent infection if you have decided not to use disposables.
You can use it to treat verrucae and other foot problems as well as colds, chicken pox and shingles. It can also be very effective in the treatment of genital problems and is very safe to use either by applying to the skin direct or via a bath.
A less common use of this natural oil is in the preparation of patients for surgery. If used prior to a surgical procedure, it can increase recovery rates and reduce the risk of post operative infection. A regular massage using this oil will help a lot never mind helping to relax the patient at a time of stress or anxiety.
There are so many ways in which to buy tea tree oil and use it; the ones outlined above are only a few.