Tea tree oil has been used for almost 100 years in Australia to fight bacteria, for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-microbial properties.
would use poultices of the leaves or bathe in the waters of lagoons
where the leaves had settled and diffused their oils, in order to treat
cuts and scratches.
Tea tree oil has found its way into products intended for controlling bacteria, as well as mold, mildew, yeasts, and other germs and the associated odors. Tea Tree Wonders highly recommends the SafeTAir product for help in your home, boat, child or elder care facility, locker room, or anywhere else odors and germs are a concern.
You can get a free copy of a 14 page report detailing the uses and benefits of SafeTair by clicking through to http://www.teatreewonders.com/safetair-white-paper.html
In laboratory testing, tea tree oil has been proven to kill the germs that cause staph infections, impetigo, ringworm, candida, legionnaires disease, as well as a large number of mold and mildew spores, yeasts, bacteria, and fungi.
To use tea tree oil for your minor cuts and scratches, simply wash the area with soap and water, pat it dry with a cloth, and then put some tea tree oil on the cut.
My children don't mind this at all. They like that the tea tree oil usually won't sting when it's applied, and it often takes the pain away immediately.
For real small cuts, sometimes we'll put a drop or two on the bandage before applying it to the scratch. Besides the tea tree oil, some people will use a little antibiotic ointment.
There has been some study in recent years on MSRA and the use of tea tree oil to fight it.
The infection on the skin surface may be susceptible to Tea Tree oil
applied topically. You can read the results and study methods used to
fight the bacteria
associated with MSRA, which is a staph infection.
Supplement your first aid kit with tea tree oil and antibiotic ointment. Tea tree is one of the most versatile essential oils you'll ever need,wouldn't you agree? Try it once and you'll see why we feel it will be a part of your medicine cabinet from now on.