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17 Natural Remedies Using Tea Tree Essential Oil

 

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has been around for quite some time. However, it’s healing benefits are just starting to spread to our part of the world. It is extracted from the narrow-leaved paperbark (Melaleuca alternifolia). Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it. It is a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring anywhere else in the world.

You have probably seen tea tree oil marketed in hair and skin care products. That is because it has powerful antiseptic, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is versatile and very inexpensive so you’ll get plenty of use out of 1 bottle.

 

Is This Essential Oil Safe?

Yes. Tea tree oil is completely safe and natural. Just make sure you purchase 100% therapeutic grade oil since you will be using it in your home and on your skin. You will only pay 1-2 dollars more for an essential oil from a reputable and responsible company. However, it is still extremely inexpensive and a small bottle will last you for a very long time.

We keep a 4oz bottle of Pure Body Naturals Tea Tree Oil in my household at all times. The best price I’ve seen is on Amazon:

 

Tea Tree Oil should never been ingested or come in contact with the face. Chipptips.com recommends that you always check with your physician before treating any serious medical conditions yourself.

 

 

Tea Tree oil can be used for:

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  1. Skin tag removal
  2. To cure toenail fungus
  3. To eliminate athlete’s foot (permanently)!
  4. To get rid of ringworm
  5. As an antiseptic on scrapes and small cuts
  6. As an all-purpose household cleaner. (Mix 1 tsp of tea tree oil with 8 ounces of water)
  7. To sooth and heal sunburn
  8. To get rid of ants
  9. Acne Treatment
  10. To heal skin infections naturally
  11. Relieves congestion, asthma and other breathing problems (just add a few drops to your humidifier)
  12. Itch relief from rashes
  13. To get rid of lice naturally
  14. As a flea and tick repellent
  15. To get rid of warts
  16. Insect bite relief
  17. Ringworm treatment
  18. Mold removal (mix 1 tsp of tea tree oil with 4 ounces of apple cider vinegar)

How to Remove Skin Tags Naturally

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Having a skin tag can be a really uncomfortable situation. It can also be embarrassing if the tag is on visible area such as you face or neck. I never recommend cutting a skin tag off yourself. There is a serious risk for infection and/or severe bleeding. If you prefer to get them chopped off, I urge you to see a doctor. If you want to take care of them yourself, tea tree oil is the best natural solution.

  1. Clean the area around the skin tag. A light cleaning is all you need. You don’t want to irritate the skin.
  2. Dry the area thoroughly
  3. Apply a few drops of Majestic Pure Tea Tree Oil to a cotton swab
  4. Use the cotton swab to apply the oil directly to the skin tag. It is not necessary to apply oil to the skin around the tag. You only need to treat the skin tag itself.
  5. Repeat 3-5 times throughout the day

Alternate application method:

You can also make a tea tree oil band aid so you don’t have to worry about remembering to apply the oil several times a day. Just add a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball and tape it to your skin with medical tape. This will allow the skin tag to slowly absorb the oil throughout the day.

Remember, it is IMPORTANT to use 100% pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil from a reputable manufacturer. Here is the tea tree oil that my family trusts. (links to best price)

How to Cure Toenail Fungus with Tea Tree Oil

What is nail fungus?
Toenail fungus can be a persistent and embarrassing problem. These infections develop when fungi burrow under your toenails. Nail fungus usually begins as a mild yellowish spot appearing under the tip of the toenail. Over time it will spread and lead to discolored, thick, crusty and distorted nails.

What are the causes?
Fungal infections are difficult to avoid. You can pick one up by simple walking around a public gym, shower or swimming pool without shoes. Your feet provide the ideal dark, warm and moist environment for fungus to thrive.

What is the conventional treatment?
The most popular fungal treatments are over the counter creams and oral anti-fungal medications. The effectiveness of the creams are highly questionable. Oral medications have a proven track record but they don’t come without serious health risks such as skin rashes and live damage. They also take just as long as topical treatments to completely cure the problem. The bottom line is that this is a cosmetic problem so there is no reason to take a risk with a harsh oral medication.

Enter Dr. Andrew Weil and Tea Tree Oil!

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona

Dr. Weil was the reason I tried tea tree oil to cure my toenail fungus after unsuccessful attempts with conventional treatments. There is no question in my mind that this is the most effective way to get rid of toenail fungus.

Instructions:

Apply the oil to the affected nails 2-3 times a day for 6-8 weeks. The nail will need to completely grow out for the fungus to be eradicated. This will be the case with ALL toenail fungal treatments. However, you can and will see dramatic improvements along the way when using tea tree oil.

Remember, it is IMPORTANT to use 100% pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil from a reputable manufacturer. Here is the tea tree oil that my family trusts. (links to best price)

Additional precautions to prevent recurrences:

  • Keep your feet as dry and sanitary as possible
  • Wear waterproof sandals in public showers, swimming pools or other wet public areas
  • Change your socks daily (or even throughout the day)
  • Avoid pedicures at facilities with questionable hygiene.
  • Clip toenails straight across and keep the overall length shorter than the tips of your toes
  • Avoid wearing materials that promote moisture retention. Try synthetic fabric socks rather than cotton or wool

Additional Notes:

According to Dr. Weil, you should be especially diligent with toenail fungus if you have existing foot problems due to diabetes or another immune-deficient condition. Please consult your doctor if this is the case.

How to Cure Athlete’s Foot for Good!

Itchy, smelly feet following you around? Use this fantastic home remedy to quickly soothe the itch and fight the fungus that causes athlete’s foot!

What is athlete’s foot?

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Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedi is a common fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot. It is most often present when feet are frequently exposed to warm, moist and irritating conditions.  This condition typically develops between our toes and occasionally on other parts of our feet causing burning, stinging and/or itching.

Did you know that athlete’s foot is actually a form of ringworm?

What are the causes?
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus called tinea pedis which is commonly found on floors and in clothing. Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and usually spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors. It is the most common fungal infection but it will only infect the skin if the conditions are just right. It requires a warm and moist environment to thrive.

What are the conventional treatments?
The most popular fungal treatments are over the counter creams and oral anti-fungal medications. Creams can be effective but they are not the quickest or cheapest solution. Oral medications have a proven track record but they don’t come without serious health risks such as skin rashes and liver damage.

What is the best (and quickest) way to cure athlete’s foot for good?

After following Dr. Andrew Weil’s instructions for using tea tree oil to cure toenail fungus, I decided to double down and use it to treat my athlete’s foot. If you missed the section about toenail fungus, Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona

Dr. Weil recommends using tea tree oil to cure athlete’s foot. It works quicker than conventional treatments while being safer, natural and less expensive. Last summer I had an especially tough case of athlete’s foot that was not responding to the commercial products for MONTHS. I switched from using over-the-counter products to tea tree oil and the fungus was gone in DAYS! 

Supplies

  • Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Essential Oil)
  • Pure Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cotton Balls

Remember, it is IMPORTANT to use 100% pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil from a reputable manufacturer. Here is the tea tree oil that my family trusts. (links to best price)

Directions

  • Thoroughly wash your feet with antibacterial soap and dry in between the toes.
  • Place 5 drops of olive oil on a cotton ball.
  • Top the olive oil with 5 drops of tea tree oil.
  • Be conservative with your application the first time you use tea tree oil. Test on a small area of skin to make sure the concentrated oil does not irritate your skin. If irritation does occur, dilute with olive oil.
  • If no irritation occurs, feel free to apply the oil liberally to the affected and surrounding areas.
  • Cover feet with clean cotton socks.
  • Apply 2-3 time daily, changing to clean socks each time.

My Results:

  • The athlete’s foot that had been haunting me all summer was noticeably better the very next day and nearly gone in 3 days! I continued the treatment for 3 full days after the noticeable fungal infection was gone to make sure all the fungus had been eradicated.

Additional treatments and precautions:

  • Keep your feet as dry and sanitary as possible – wear sandals when possible.
  • Expose your feet to fresh air and sunlight as often as possible.
  • After a bath or shower, dry your feet thoroughly. You can even use a hair dryer.
  • Wear clean white socks made of natural fiber…
  • Or synthetics designed to draw moisture away from the foot. 
  • Wear waterproof sandals in public showers, swimming pools or other wet public areas
  • Change your socks daily (or even throughout the day)

How to Get Rid of Ringworm with Tea Tree Oil

What is ringworm?

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Ringworm is a skin infection known as “tinea”. It is caused by fungi call dermatophytes. Despite the misleading name, there are no worms associated with ringworm. The symptoms include a red ring of small blisters or scaly skin that grows outward as the infection widens. Children are the most prone to this skin condition but adults are susceptible as well.

What are the causes?

Ringworm is caused by fungi (tinea pedis) that are present EVERYWHERE in our daily environment. Areas such as swimming pools and locker rooms are areas where it tends to thrive due to the warm and moist conditions. You can contract ringworm from floors, skin contact and shared clothing or equipment.

What is the conventional treatment?
Ringworm is most commonly treated with OTC creams or oral medication. The effectiveness of the creams is marginal and oral medications can carry serious health risks such as rashes and liver damage.

Enter Dr. Andrew Weil and Tea Tree Oil!

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. There is no question in Dr. Weil’s  mind that tea tree oil is the safest, quickest and most effective way to get rid of ringworm.

Instructions:

  1. Wash the ringworm with soap and rinse thoroughly
  2. Blow dry the affected area to make sure it is completely moisture free
  3. Apply the oil 2-3 times a day until symptoms subside. 
  4. You only need to apply tea tree oil directly to the ringworm. Do not worry about covering the skin around the infection.
  5. You can dilute the oil with water (without losing any effectiveness) if you have sensitive skin.

Remember, it is IMPORTANT to use 100% pure therapeutic grade tea tree oil from a reputable manufacturer. Here is the tea tree oil that my family trusts. (links to best price)

Additional precautions to prevent ringworm of the skin:

  • Keep your skin clean and moisture free.
  • Change your socks and underwear at least once per day.
  • Avoid sharing towels, clothes, sports gear or bedding.
  • Avoid tight underwear, pants, and panty hose. The affected areas should be allowed to breathe as often as possible
  • Always give your skin time to COMPLETELY dry before putting clothes on after showering. 
  • Make sure you always wear footwear in locker rooms, showers, and public bathing areas.
  • Put socks on your feet prior to putting underwear on so that fungi do not spread from your feet to your groin.

 

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