Today, I’d like to share a little tip with you about an essential oil that I use on a regular basis called Melaleuca, also known as tea tree oil.
Melaleuca oil (Melaleuca alternifolia, or more commonly known as tea tree) has been used for centuries by cultures around the world to soothe and heal. The oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of certain myrtle shrubs and trees, and said to be 12x the purifying strength of phenol.
Melaleuca oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), along with other fungal infections. 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.
- Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Promotes healthy immune function
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
How I use Melaleuca oil:
Since melaleuca oil is great for the skin especially those suffering from acne, I use it on my face on a nightly basis. Over time, it has effectively diminished the appearance of acne scarring and blemishes. My 8-year old son also runs for it every time he gets a cuts or a bruise and it heals it very quickly.
Melaleuca can be purchased on Amazon.com or any retailer that sells essential oils.