Sherry A. Phillips

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Have You Heard About Tea Tree Oil?

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Have you heard about tea tree oil?

For a long time I would hear people talk about using tea tree oil for various things. The way they would talk about it, it almost seemed like a miracle oil that was good for everything from acne to ear infections.

WebMD describes Tea Tree Oil like this:

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.

Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.

Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation.

Sounds pretty good right?

For those of you who are into holistic ways of keeping your family healthy and supporting their well being in a natural way, Tea Tree Oil is one of those oils you definitely want to keep on hand.

If you would like more information on essential oils and how they can help support your family’s health. Please visit my Essential Oil site here.

Have a great day!

* Please note that the information contained on this website is my personal opinion, and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice and treatment. If you have medical concerns, please consult with a physician or other qualified health professional. The information about the health topics is for informational purposes only.

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am a mom who looks for natural ways to support her family’s health through nutrition, exercise and alternative, holistic methods. Any statements made on my blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of anyone else.

Statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease.

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