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Tea tree oil - antiseptic healer

The essential oil of tea tree can assist in a variety of conditions including acne, cuts & abrasions, athletes foot, bites, blocked nose, colds, cough, head lice, thrush and muscular aches.

Tea tree oil

IMPORTANT Do not take internally!

Acne & Pimples

Wash face with a good cleanser and apply undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil directly to the inflamed spot with a cotton bud, 3 times a day.

Abrasions

Apply straight tea tree oil to the wound.

Arthritis

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado etc. Gently warm the mixed oils and massage into the painful area.

Asthma

Treat by making an inhalation of a few drops of undiluted Pure Tea Tree Oil in hot water

Athletes Foot and Tinea

Apply undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil directly to affected area. Add 3-4 drops to a bowl of warm water and soak feet in this.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Add 3 or 4 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to a tumbler of warm water. Use as a gargle, spitting out the water.

Bites, Stings and Blisters

Apply undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil, directly to affected area.

Blocked Nose / Sinus

Add 10 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to a bowl of hot water or vaporiser. Gently inhale the vapours through the nose.

Boils and Carbuncles

Apply undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil directly to affected area. After the centre has gone, wash with warm water, which has had a few drops of Tea Tree Oil added.

Burns (minor)

Flush with cold water or an ice pack immediately, until heat is gone from the burn. Use undiluted Tea Tree Oil. Apply carefully to area.

Cold Sores, Corns & Calluses

Apply undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil directly to affected area.

Coughs, Colds and Bronchial Congestion

Add 1ml of pure Tea Tree Oil to a steam bath or 3 drops to a bowl of hot water or vaporiser and gently inhale vapours OR

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado etc. Massage into the painful area.

Also place a drop of pure Tea Tree Oil on the palm of your hand and cup over your nose. This also helps to clear the nasal passages.

Cuts & Abrasions (minor)

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado etc and apply to area.

Dermatitis / Psoriasis

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado etc and apply to affected area.

Earache

Add 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil to a teaspoon of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado. Slightly warm mixed oils and trickle a small amount into ear.

Eczema

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil to 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado. Carefully wash and pat dry affected area and apply oil.

Emphysema

Add 1ml of pure Tea Tree Oil to a steam bath or 3 drops to a bowl of hot water or vaporiser and gently inhale vapours.

Gums (sore or bleeding)

Carefully paint the area of infection with undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil or add 3 drops to water and use as a mouthwash twice daily. Especially useful after tooth extraction to stop infection in the gums.

Head Lice

In the acute / active stage, use ¼ capful and mix with a small handful of shampoo. Rub into the hair and head and leave in for a couple of minutes, at least. Repeat shampooing. Do this every day for 3 days.

Dandruff, Oily & Itchy Scalp

Add 2 or 3 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to your usual quantity of shampoo or conditioner. Then massage into scalp and all strands, leave on a minute or so before rinsing off, dry hair in the usual way.

Muscular Aches & Pains, Sprains

Add 1ml of pure Tea Tree Oil to a hot bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. This is very soothing OR

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil to 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado. Gently massage painful area.

Nail Infections (Perionychia)

Use undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil. Paint oil liberally under and around nail with a cotton bud.

Nappy Cleanser

Add 20 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to each 4 litres of water. Stir, soak nappies overnight.

Rashes

Mix 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 10ml of quality cold pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado etc and apply to affected area.

Respiratory Infection

Young children - upper respiratory catarrh, runny nose, sore throat and ear infection - a 4% oil solution massaged into the spine, frontal sinuses, chest and soles of feet - apply 2 or 3 times a day.

Adults - Respiratory Difficulty

A FEW drops of pure Tea Tree Oil, undiluted, on the back of the hand or wrist, rubbed in and then touched often to the nose.

Toothache / Mouth Ulcers (Adults)

Use undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil and gently apply directly to tooth or ulcer using a cotton bud.

Children & Babies - ulcers, teething & toothache

Use 20% Tea Tree Oil for sensitive skin. Apply using a cotton bud, first dipped into 20% Tea Tree Oil then glycerine to be more palatable.

Vaginal Infections (Candida, yeast infections, thrush)

Mix 10 drops pure Tea Tree Oil with 1 cup pure water and douche twice daily.

Warts

Use undiluted pure Tea Tree Oil, apply oil directly with a cotton bud.

Note: These recommendations are general guidelines only, and in all cases, dosages and recommendations may vary. In all cases of illness, you should seek the advice of a registered health practitioner.

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The Naturopathic Team
Ideal Health

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