May 17, 2008

Tea Tree Oil I

I have heard so much about this oil and thought I would finally try it. My excuse to finally get it was I found a great little homemade recipe online for diaper rash (or prevention of) using Aloe, tea tree oil, etc. (I will post this recipe later). So since I will be switching to cloth diapers soon and wanted to also switch to a more natural diaper wipe (using the recipe I found in a spray bottle to a dry wash cloth makes a good "diaper wipe") I went ahead and ordered from my favorite little website and my items just came in a couple of days ago.

**Even though I purchased mine online (I bought other items too) you can find this in lots of stores now including your local health food store. Sometimes Health food stores are a little higher in price so it might behoove you to call around to your local grocery stores or even retailers like Walmart, Kmart, etc. to see if they carry it before you go searching for it. This will help you plan your trip and you can pick up other items as well that you need and you aren't wasting gas.

So the other day my son was helping me close the door to our coat closet and I had just no more than said watch your fingers when he slammed the door. Well little did I know that MY "pointy" finger on my left hand was still in the door jam. Oops and Ow! Off he ran down the hall and off I walked fast to the kitchen to cry, literally. It hurt so bad that I thought it was broke. I looked down and saw a little blood begin to bubble up on my knuckle where and my finger was extremely "numb". I tried moving it and praise God it did not hurt. (I know my finger was numb but I had a enough sensation to know it was not broke.) After the pain began to subside I got my new tea tree oil down and applied to the cloth of a bandaid and placed it on my finger. I kept it there until the night. When I took the bandaid off and looked at my finger it still had a little tenderness to it but there was no bruising and the small cut looked just fine. I attribute this to the tea tree oil.

To help "sell" you on it also here is some great info.

Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infection oil. It is effective against nail fungus, ringworm, athlete's foot, dandruff, acne and many types of infestations including lice, mites and scabies.

It is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain killing) and cicatrizant (wound-healing) qualities. It helps the skin to heal by encouraging the formation of scar tissue.

Here are the first 10 remedies for Tea Tree Oil

People with sensitive skin should introduce the oil with caution. See Safety! Tea tree oil is not to be taken internally.

1. Abrasions & Minor Cuts: Clean area well! Apply tea tree oil full strength to area.

2. Acne: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil directly onto infected area twice a day or 60 drops of tea tree oil to facial wash, apply twice daily.

3. After Shave Or Waxing: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil onto razor blade before shaving. Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 1 Tbs of aloe vera gel. Smooth over area.

4. Arthritis: For swelling, add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 2 ounces of jojoba or grapeseed oil; massage into affected are 2-3 times a day. Tea tree oil is very good for arthritis as it is able to penetrate and desensitize irritated nerve endings.

5. Asthma: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to a warm damp face cloth and breath through it for 1 minute. For best results repeat daily.

6. Athletes Foot: Clean feet thoroughly, especially between toes. Add tea tree oil directly to feet every two weeks. Or add (?) drops of tea tree oil to ½ ounce of olive oil. Massage on feet and between toes.

7. Bad Breath: (Sore gums & plaque). Add (?) drops of tea tree oil on brush and brush with baking soda. Do Not Swallow!

8. Bath Salts: Add (?) drops of tea tree oill to 1/2 cup bath salt and then apply to water.

9. Bladder Infection: It is important to keep the Urethra clean. Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 4 ounces of purified or distilled water and wash area thoroughly. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil to bath.

10. Blisters: Wash area with soap and water. Apply (?) drops of tea tree oil 2 times daily.

Until next time,

Blessings to All!