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Tea Tree Oil.....The Australian Bundjalung Aborigines used the tea tree as a form of traditional medicine. They made a paste by grinding the leaves of the tea tree and applied the paste on cuts, burns and bites. They chewed the young leaves to ease headaches. They inhaled the oils from crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds. An infusion was made by soaking the leaves and was used to treat sore throats and skin ailments. Boomerang Used by an Australian Aborigine
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The botanical name for the tea tree is Melaleuca alternifolia. The melaleuca is a genus of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. There are well over 200 recognized species, most of which are prevalent in Australia. The Melaleuca alternifolia is commonly called the Ti tree or tea tree. The species are shrubs and trees, depending on the species. They grow 3 and 1/2 feet to about 100 feet tall.

The oil is a clear to very pale golden color. This essential oil has a fresh camphoraceous odor. The oil has many valuable medicinal properties including antiseptic and antifungal action. There are studies that suggest that repeated use of tea tree oil at low concentrations can lead to antibiotic resistance. So don’t consistently use tea tree oil at low concentrations less than 4% to be certain that all bacteria are killed.



Acne - Add 5 to 10 drops of oil to your favorite toner. You may apply about 3 drops directly to the acne area twice a day.


Athlete's foot - Soak your feet in a bowl of warm water with about 5 drops of oil. Dry your feet. Using a warm blow dryer is a good way to dry the skin area. Be careful not to burn your skin. It’s not a good idea to put lotion between your toes especially if you have diabetes.


Arthritis and muscle aches- You may soak in a bath with 10 drops of oil added. Also, take 2 ounces of jojoba oil and add 40 drops of tea tree oil and massage the area with the oil two to three times a day.


Bedsores- To eliminate bedsores mix 5 drops of oil with 1 ounce of olive or sweet almond oil and massage the area.


Blisters - Gently cleanse the area with a mild soap and water. Apply a couple drops of oil to the area two times a day.


Bronchitis- Apply a warm, wet wash cloth to your chest with 5 drops of oil applied to it or soak in a hot bath with 12 drops of tea tree oil added.


Bruises- Apply an ice pack to the area for several minutes then apply a few drops of oil and gently massage into the skin.


Burns- (minor) Apply cold water(it’s not recommended to use ice water on burns anymore) to the burn then massage into the burn area a few drops of oil, alternate between the cold water and tea tree oil for up to an hour depending on the burn. Continue to apply oil to the burn two times a day for 3 to 4 days.


Calluses - First apply oil directly onto the callus with a Q-tip. Then massage into the callus a mixture of 10 drops of tea tree oil and 1 teaspoonful of grapeseed oil. You can also soak your foot for 5 minutes in a basin of warm water that 5 drops of oil and 1 and 1/2 teaspoonsful of olive oil have been added.


Canker sores - Using a Q-tip gently apply to your canker sore twice daily. Also add a couple drops to about 30 mls (2 tablespoonsful) of warm water, swish and spit.


Chapped lips- Use a tea tree oil lip balm.


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Cold sores , fever blisters (pop virus, herpes simplex HSV-1)-Using a Q-tip apply a few drops directly on your cold sore. Applying the oil as soon as you feel the cold sore coming on helps prevent the breakout.


Corns - The same remedy as calluses.



Coughs - Add 10 drops to warm water and breathe the vapors.


Dermatitis- Massage 5 drops into the area involved if the area is small. If it’s large mix 10 drops of oil with 60 mls (1/4 cup) of grapeseed oil and massage into the affected area twice a day.


Diaper rash – Add 10 drops of oil to 60 mls (1/4 cup) of a natural baby lotion that you would buy in a health food store. Don’t use a Vaseline (petrolatum) based product. Never put pure tea tree oil on a baby’s skin without diluting it first!


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Dry or oily hair, dandruff, and unblocking hair follicles- Add 10 to 20 drops to your favorite bottle of shampoo. Rubbing a little directly on your scalp will help to unblock hair follicles. For dandruff leave the shampoo on your head a minute before rinsing off. For dry or oily hair, or itchy scalp apply a few drops directly onto your hair or massage into the scalp. I like to apply some before I go to bed and wash my hair in the morning. It makes my scalp feel so good.


Earaches, swimmers ear, and ear infections- For earaches use olive oil or sweet almond oil as a carrier oil. Warm 1/4 cup of oil, add about 4 drops of oil and place a few drops into your ear canal. Place a small cotton plug into your ear to help keep the oil from running out. Never put pure tea tree oil into your ear. Always dilute with olive oil or sweet almond oil. For ear infections place 5 drops of tea tree oil into the1/4 cup of olive oil and place a few drops into your ear canal. If the infection continues increase the oil to 25 drops placed into 15mls (one tablespoonful) of olive oil.


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Emphysema – Add 10 drops to hot water and using a towel tent your head and breathe the steam for 10 minutes.


Gingivitis , sore gums, plaque, bad breath, toothbrush care (kills bacteria)

• 3-5 drops to a small glass of water, swish and spit twice daily
• 1-2 drops to toothpaste
• 3-5 drops along with pinch of sea salt (sea salt helps to re-mineralize teeth) into your glass of warm water and gargle and spit
• Add a few drops to baking soda and brush your teeth (baking soda hardens tooth enamel)….fluoride has bad side effects
• Apply 1-2 drops to your toothbrush twice a week to kill bacteria
• Apply to your floss before flossing. I like to use a Hummingbird flosser.


Gout- Use the same remedy as arthritis.


Head cold- Heat water and add 5-10 drops of oil, drape a towel over your head and breathe the vapors.


Head lice - (Pediculus humanus capitis). Current treatment of head lice involves the use of chemicals. Resistance to one of the over the counter preparations has been emerging. Use an ounce of your regular shampoo and add 10 to 20 drops of oil. Leave on your head 10 minutes and rinse. Use this treatment daily till your head is clear of lice and nits. The tea tree oil may be used to soak your combs and brushes. Mix one ounce of water, one ounce of glycerin, two ounces of vodka, and 1/2 ounce of tea tree oil for the soak solution.


Hemorrhoids - Apply a few drops directly on the hemorrhoid. You may also soak in a tub with 10 drops of oil added.


Herpes simplex HSV-2- Mix 5 drops of oil to 1 capsule of vitamin E oil that has been squeezed out of the gelatin capsule. If irritation occurs stop using it. You may also soak in a tub of warm water that 10 drops of oil have been added.


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Impetigo - Add 10 drops of oil to 4 tablespoonsful of calamine lotion and apply to the affected area two to three times a day.


Insect bites - Apply a couple drops of oil to the bite. For children use calamine lotion to which 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil have been added. Always dilute tea tree oil before applying to children’s skin.


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Jock itch - Rub a few drops into the area two times a day. If this is too strong mix 1 ounce of oil to 1/2 ounce of Vodka and apply that.


Laryngitis and thrush- Add 5 drops to a cup of warm water and gargle 2 to 3 times a day.


Leg ulcers- Massage a few drops into the affected area two to three times a day or soak the ulcer in a bowl of warm water to which 5 drops of tea tree oil have been added. If irritation occurs discontinue.


Nasal sores or ulcers- Using a Q-tip apply a couple drops directly to your nasal sore.


Plantar warts - Apply the oil to the wart two to three times a day. You may mix a one to one ratio of tea tree oil and myrrh and apply this, and cover with a bandage. It softens the wart so it can be removed with a sterile needle.


Prevent bladder infections- Soak in a tub of warm water that 10 drops of oil has been added. You may also prepare a solution to cleanse the area by adding 3 drops of oil to 4 ounces of distilled water.


Psoriasis- Add 10 drops of tea tree oil and one cup of sea salt to your bath water.


Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac- Wash the area with Fels-Naptha heavy duty laundry bar soap to remove any ivy oils. Then make a paste of baking soda and 5 to 10 drops of oil and apply to the affected area. Do this two to three times a day.


Razor burn or after waxing- Apply a few drops to your shaved area or apply a few drops to your razor to help avoid nicks.


Ringworm of the skin- Add 30 drops of oil to 1 ounce of jojoba oil and apply often.


Ringworm of the scalp- Apply a few drops directly to the area or add 40 drops to 2 ounces of shampoo and use regularly till it clears up.


Sore throat- Add 3 drops and a pinch of sea salt to 4 ounces of warm water and gargle 2 to 3 times a day.


Stye- Add 5 drops of oil to hot water and place your face over the bowl for 5 minutes. Do not apply oil directly to your eye!


Sunburn - Add a few drops of oil to sweet almond oil and apply to the sunburn area two times a day.



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Hemorrhoids
Impetigo
Insect Bites
Jock Itch
Plantar Wart
Ringworm
Sunburn




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