Tea Tree Oil, an essential oil, which is a natural product extracted from the leaves of Australia’s Tea Tree, is full of potent natural antibiotics and ingredients to control pathogens of all kinds, from big bugs to small. Be forewarned, however, that this is a potent remedy and can sometimes cause damage to skin and other tissues if used undiluted and without care.
This essential oil has tremendous antimicrobial properties and is all the more popular these days as it seems to be effective at killing off the MRSA virus, at least on surfaces. Against dandruff, head lice, mites, and scabies it has also been proven effective.
NB: Tea Tree Oil is for topical use only and is not to be swallowed. A small percentage of people also seem to be allergic to topical application of the oil.
Tea Tree oil is said to be good for acne and general skin care, including treatment of fungal infections such as ringworm and athlete’s foot. People also use tea tree oil for herpes outbreaks.
Continue reading to learn how Earth Clinic readers have used Tea Tree Oil to heal various skin ailments.