Blow The House Clean With Tea Tree Oil

With the growing demand of today’s house ladies to do the household chores the greener way…and using things that will keep their valuables intact…especially the colour and look of them…So this article I dedicate to give you some secret recipes to clean the house…

Gone are the days…when when ladies were okay cleaning their decorative with just any solution…that would’ve clean them…These days…the thought is of a future…a little ahead..that the decorative remain intact for generations…so ladies have resorted to liquids like Tea tree oil to clean their delicate and expensive house items…Tea tree because it does not include harsh chemicals or petroleum-based ingredients….

In addition…some proponents of green cleaning advocate staying away from antibacterial chemicals…Actually this Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal essential oil…Although tea tree oil has a pungent odor…it is an effective substitute for harsher…mainstream chemicals…A small amount can be used for an entire year when mixed into an effective cleaning solution…You don’t have to worry about children and pets being harmed by a tea tree oil solution…you like those others…the chemical cleaners…Learn how to use tea tree oil to clean in this article…

Okay quick…here are some recipes for you guys…

·  Mix 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of  oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil…You can use any old spray bottle that has been cleaned thoroughly…and then mark the outside of the spray bottle with “Tea Tree Oil Cleaner” or with a similar name…

  • · Spray the cleaning solution on any surface where you would use traditional cleaning solution…You can even use the solution to clean the toilet bowl or tiles floors
  • · Mix the tea tree oil solution with kosher salt and use this with a sponge to scrub soap scum off of shower doors and bathtubs…The salt acts as an abrasive and cleaning aid…Rinse thoroughly and be sure to wear gloves… 
  • · Spray the tea tree oil solution on dirty car seats and high chairs and wipe them down…This helps to sanitize your child’s sitting and eating areas without using harsh chemicals that might do more harm than good…Be sure to let the tea tree oil solution dry completely before placing your child in the seats… 
  • · Use the solution to wipe down surfaces in high-mold or high-humidity areas…Tea tree oil is a natural fungus fighter, and can be useful in combating mold and mildew…If you encounter large amounts of mold or black mold however call a mold-removal specialist… 

So…updated?

Now check out our reference links…

  1. 5 smart house keeping ways by www.care2.com
  2. Tea Tree oil by Tea Tree Organization
  3. Clean Mold with Tea Tree oil by ehow.com

I Call It Tea tree…She Calls It Melaleuca Oil

I find the concept calling people with funny names…which are close to their real names…very cute…But that has nothing to do the topic…Anyway…my focus for this article is ‘names’….This amazing tree called Tea tree…must have heard a lot of it now…thanks to its multiple benefits…anyway…what I was saying is…do you by any chance know how this tree got this name ‘Tea tree’? 

Yeah yeah…I am sure you don’t…and must be wondering the reason of my existence…hmm…I’ll tell you…Actually…Originally…the leaves were used as a tea substitute…you got it? I mean the leaves of this tree were used in place of tea…to prepare tea…so that is how this tree came to be known as ‘Tea tree’…  

Now moving ahead…Any idea of its other names?

Alright! Alright! I will only tell you…please don’t start questioning my being again… 

Hmm…it does not have many names…but yes it does have alternative names…they are- 

  1. Punk Tree
  2. Australian Tea Tree
  3. Melaleuca Alternifolia (in Latin)
  4. Paperbark Tree
  5. Ti Tree

Cute names no?

Hmm…I find them cute…Let’s get down to its nitty-gritty now…

This Tea tree has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years….It can be…no…it IS used for purposes that are…

  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic
  • Cosmetics
  • Antiviral 

Okay…now some knowledgeable and informative points for you…Tea tree oil has certain chemicals called terpenoids that have antiseptic and antifungal properties…So now you understand its because of these chemicals that the whole tree is considered so….It is an essential oil that is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves from an Australian plant or call it Melaleuca alternifolia…. 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

The leaves of this Tea tree were initially and originally used for healing skin ailments ( mainly I mean)… scrapes…insect bites…skin spots…cuts…infections…and burns by crushing the leaves and applying them to the area infected or ailing….Tea tree oil has also been used for conditions such as acne…athlete’s foot…dandruff…nail fungus… vaginitis…thrush…and even periodontal disease….boils…lice…eczema…psoriasis…yeast infections…and also as a general antiseptic…It is also used often in creams…ointments…soaps…lotions…and shampoos ( Phew! One tiny leaf! And so many benefits! Imagine! )

Tea Tree Oil for Bad Breath

You know Tea Tree oil can actually be used to help stop bad breath…Many toothpastes and oral products use tea tree oil in their formulas….Sometimes it is even used in mouthwash and other solutions for stopping bad breath…. 

Tea Tree Oil for Gum Disease

Not only can tea tree oil help with halitosis…but it can even have antibiotic qualities and help heal gum infections…It can treat severe chronic gingivitis and bleeding gums as they deeply penetrate to the skin…This is one of the main reasons a dentist would tell a patient to use toothpaste that contains tea tree oil for treating bad breath… 

And……Tea Tree Oil can be used against the following microbes…

  • Gram Negative bacteria
  • Gram Positive bacteria
  • Fungi

Okay…quick…check out our references now…

  1. Tea Tree oil for bad breath by R.Drysdale
  2. Leaves used as tea substitute by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea tree oil by livestrong.com

 

Bring Down Yeast Infection To Least – Tea Tree Oil

Some of the problems which most of us consider embarrassing and annoying and disgusting (and all such words)…yeast infection is just one of them…Okay…Let’s discuss..

Do you know what exactly Yeast infection is?

Hmm…Basically…Yeast infection refers to the unexpected growth of the fungus called Candida….This is one of the fungi which can stay on your skin….Warmth and moisture are conducive for the growth of this yeast….Hence…when searching for information regarding what is yeast infection…one would come across that yeast infection is caused by a lot of factors… As long as the factors can change the moistures and pH levels inside the body…they can be a direct or indirect cause of the infection….So one got to be very carefull…

Tea Tree Oil…The Killer Oil To Help…

Tea tree oil is probably the most perfect remedy for this infection….The oil is available almost everywhere…in natural food stores…and even….on-line…

Though Direct application should be avoided mostly…try and always be dilute it…Women can put a few drops of oil into a lukewarm sitz bath…Tea Tree oil is a strong antiseptic and may cause irritation for some women…But if notice any kind of discomfort…rinse the area with lots of plain water and discontinue use….

For vaginal infections…application can either be using Tea Tree oil or you can use a suitable applicator covered with a vaginal lubricant such as K-Y jelly add a few drops of Tea Tree oil…Some people find that the oil can cause some stinging on contact with sensitive areas so use only a few drops diluted with additional K-Y if necessary….You may want to check with your doctor or health practitioner before using Tea Tree oil as one of your yeast infection home remedies..But still…there’s nothing competing with the effectiveness of this magical killer of yeast….

Because of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities…it proves to be the best solution for these internal (not literally)…problems…so resorting to this…might only and only benefit you…for the record

But…one thing to be remembered always…its for physical use only…only outward use…it might be detrimental for you…if used internally…

Okay…check out our links now…

  1. Yeast infection by STDs
  2. Home Remedies by Yeast Infections
  3. Yeast Infections by Candida Diet Foods

Lose The Self In Tea Tree Oil’s Aromatherapy

Times in life…when a single day sucks out every ounce of energy and life from our body…and we feel drained…literally…of all our physical resources…

Times when…we find the piercing silence of certain eerily quiet and empty streets and subways than those roads bearing an overjoyed and boisterous crowd…

Those were times when ‘I’ personally wanted to get back home…and hit the sack as soon as possible…but mid-way if something even better happens…and one is given an aromatherapy…wouldn’t that make the short relaxation period even more worth it?

That’s how I resorted to Tea tree oil…

That’s why I am suggesting it to you today…

Okay…before I start…Do you understand the term aromatherapy?

Basically…aromatherapy…is the ancient science of healing…relaxing and energizing by the use of plants and their parts…

Every part of the tree plays a significant role in aromatherapy…be it the roots…barks…flowers…fruits…seeds and even nuts…It is…in fact is one of the most popular branches of alternative medicines…

The word aromatherapy is derived from two words aroma which means ‘smell’ and therapy which stands for ‘healing’…So together they get together to form…smell…that heals…

Why Tea Tree For Aromatherapy?

Not one…not two…Lots of reasons behind…

Its Aroma is: Very High

Effects of Tea tree: Antiseptic…Stimulant

Its Scent is: Sharp…medicinal

Blends best with:

  • Clove bud
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Lemon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sag
  • Rosewood

What Tea Tree Does To Us?

Tea Tree oil is a very powerful immune stimulant and helps fight infections of all kinds and helps clean the skin…It kills…ruins the beings of-

  1. Bacteria
  2.  fungi
  3.  Viruses

Not only that…It can…Okay…It DOES help treat…

  • Influenza
  • Cold sores
  • Catarrh
  • Glandular fever
  • Gingivitis

Also massaging with Tea Tree oil before any operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock…

Tea Tree oil could help clear bronchial congestion…asthma…cough…sinusitis…whooping cough and tuberculosis…abscesses…acne…burns…dandruff…herpes…oily skin…also valuable for athlete’s foot…cold sores…blemishes…diaper rash…warts…sunburn and infected wounds…

Australian soldiers and sailors used the essential oil as an all-purpose healing agent during World War II…And even today…tea tree is used in aromatherapy…rather more extensively…

And now…essential oil companies have begun touting tea tree’s healing properties… Medical journal articles support reports of its ability to heal mouth infections…and is a chief ingredient of almost every product now…that has something to do with healing…

Things thaat make up this amazing oil are

  • Pinene
  • Terpineol
  • Cineol
  • Cymene

The Scent of tea tree is mostly…Astringent…acrid…camphorwood like…and medicinal….the scent is similar to eucalyptus…

Its Therapeutic properties include…Anti-inflammatory…antiviral…antibacterial…antifungal…destroys parasitic infections…encourages the healing of wounds…stimulates immune system

It is called a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”…It heals wounds…protects skin from radiation burns from cancer therapy…and encourages scar tissue to regenerate irritating….and does the for our skin…

Check out these reference links..

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Herbal Healing
  2. Aromatherapy: Tea tree by TLC
  3. Essential oils and aromatherapy by Veronica Shine
  4. Tea tree oil by Healing natural Oils

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Some Facts

Tea tree essential oil is very good at keeping many skin problems at bay…Especially the ones having chronic and persistent skin problems can effectively make this oil deal with skin…

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Unlike the name suggest, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant of common tea. Neither it is synonymous to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, whose botanical name is Melaleuca Alternifolia. Main constituents of Tea Tree Essential Oil are –

  • Alpha Pinene
  • Beta Pinene
  • Sabinene
  • Myrcene
  • Alpha Phellandrene
  • Alpha Terpinene
  • Limonene
  • Cineole
  • Gamma Terpinene
  • Para Cymene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Terpinenol
  • Alpha Terpineol

This tree is a native to Australia and its oil was known among the original inhabitants of Australia as an All-Cure medicine since time immemorial.

The All-Cure name given to this oil is not a bit exaggerated. The Tea Tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all sorts of tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has the cure for that disease. It is invariably found in almost all the households of Australia, particularly those having small children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder-drug. It also boosts up immunity.

No! That was not all! It has numerous aces up its sleeves which can be covered under following general medicinal properties it possesses.

  It is said that wherever Mother Nature gave the diseases, she gave the cures there itself. The activity of microbes, bacteria, virus and fungi are at their peaks in the Tropics and hence most of the medicinal plants are found there too. Tea Tree is one such plant. It can cure some of the ugliest bacterial infections of the Tropics. Wounds, which are most prone to bacterial infections in this region, can be effectively cured and protected using this oil. Although this oil is seldom taken orally, but if so, in mild concentrations, can cure internal bacterial infections too, such as those in colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system. It can also be used in treatment of Tuberculosis.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Tea Tree by RS
  2. Tea Tree by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Oil by Care

Tea Tree as an Antiseptic

I remember…as a kid whenever I used to get hurt…my Grandma..who was a crusader of natural herbs…and their benefits…used to apply this yellow strong smelling liquid on my scratches..burns..and cuts…it used to hurt a little but soon the wound used to turn into a scab and come off…and eventually heal…

Today I realize what that yellowish liquid was…it was…Tea Tree oil….

This amazing liquid…Tea tree oil….Long known for its qualities as a natural germicide which enhance the skin hygiene and also combines to effectively…. It…in fact…acts as a natural astringent… And also tones the skin…providing soothing relief to minor skin irritations…or wounds and injuries..It’s natural antiseptic properties aid in relieving minor infections…burns…cuts…bruises…pains…

It controls skin hygiene….Its natural cleansing ability removes unwanted grime and odours form the surface of the skin….Hence…leaving it scraped…of impurities…dirt and germs…thereby caring for the skin…

It is a pure oil pressed…obtained from the leaves of a tree native to Australia.…Also…traditionally… it has been used as a topical agent for the skin….The good quality oil is intricately obtained by crushing the leaves…and by extremely hygienic means…

And as a matter of fact…tea tree ( even called melaleuca) oil have become increasingly popular in recent decades….Not surprisingly…this essential oil has already been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an slew of products…actually a lot of them….

The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the qualities of it being

  • antiseptic
  •  anti-inflammatory

It has reached our understanding of many that this oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are benefitting people worldwide…and of almost every age-group…Age no bars for this amazing liquid…as well as clinical efficacy…Specific mechanisms of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action are reviewed…

But this is an absolute fact the way this liquid heals the wounds and keeps the infections and germs at bay…no other oil can do…certain chemical found in this oil does the whole magic….and has brought this oil to the top in terms of being an antiseptic liquid…

Hmm…So now check out these reference links of ours…

  1. Antiseptic Tea Tree oil by cmr.asm
  2. Tea Tree oil by Cancer organization
  3. Antiseptic Tea Tree by Cathy Wong

 

Tea Tree Oil Info Barrel

Tea tree oil is the most sought after and recognized oil in the cosmetics industry…reasons are clear and wide…the various properties of this oil which cannot be found in possibly any other oil…And in fact no other oil can compete with its qualities…

Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. It is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to nutmeg, and it is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out.

Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as –

  • Acne
  • Abscess
  • Oily skin
  • Blisters
  • Sun burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Herpes
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes
  • Dandruff

Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The anti-viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as chicken pox, shingles and measles, flu, cold sores and verrucae. It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs. It can also be used as a mouth wash, since it is highly effective in healing oral candidiasis (a fungal infection of mouth and throat).

Tea Tree Oil, when used as a mouth wash, acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It also kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures.

Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water.

Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.

Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing teeth.

Sore Throat and Congestion

Tea Tree Oil can be combined with a simple steam inhalation technique to naturally cure congestion, sore throat, chest infections, and clearing up mucus:

Okay, go through our reference links now…

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Care2
  2. Tea Tree Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Benefits by Ray Sahelian

I Am A Wonder Worth Worshipping – Tea Tree Oil

Like I have written in certain other blogs of mine…Every great discovery has a certain uncanny history to it…and so does this wondrous oil…Without any further ado…let me take you the yesteryears…the years of recognition of this amazing Tea tree oil…

Even much much before Captain Cook set foot on the shores of Australia…the natives used the this oil of the Melaleuca trees for a wide range of topical and oral applications….They crushed the leaves to obtain their oil to use as rubbing mediums and mixed them with clay to form poultices and even bathed in the water containing Tea tree oil….White settlers observed and imbibed the way of using the leaves for their own healing applications…It was most unfortunate for people in the west that there was no documented evidence…and the use of Melaleuca oil was to remain confined to Australia…as a bush remedy…for the next 150 years..( phew! Now that’s a long time).

Hmm…then way back in 1922…an Australian chemist…Arthur Penfold…distilled the oil from the Melaleuca alternifolia and following…published a paper stating that it had wide-ranging antibacterial and antifungal properties..And it was disclosed for the record that this was a new type of germicide…gentle to skin cells but harmful to the germs…This oil then got renowned for its ability to treat all kinds of infections and infestations…It was the treatment of choice… from

  1. Ringworm
  2.  Leg ulcers
  3. Cuts and wounds
  4.  Head lice
  5.  Infections
  6. Pyorrhoea
  7. Gingivitis
  8. Catarrh
  9.  Thrush
  10.  Tonsillitis

Be it….Professors…doctors…dentists and veterinary surgeons…they all….utilized its many properties for the health and welfare of their patients…

Then it was the dawn of the World War II and…this oil was in such short supply that all the available stocks were used to help stop infections from the unavoidable war wounds…both in soldiers and munitions workers that were helping with the war effort….Soon it was brought down to be cheaper…and more readily available….alternative should be manufactured to help stop the spread of germs….and the once thriving industry went into a steep decline….For the next twenty years the oil was all but forgotten…literally…I know it’s pretty unbelievable to hear that…but its a fact..

But fortunately enough…Melaleuca alternifolia oil has over 100 components working in a synergized fashion…most of which could not even be identified back in the early years…so an exact nature-identical copy was impossible to synthesize from man-made chemicals….Now you understand…As far as the 60s era was concerned…the oil made a remarkable comeback… the first scientific evidence in decades confirmed that it had a favourable effect in the treatment of boils…gynaecological infections and later for varied foot problems and nail bed infections….And now…..the once sidelined oil was ( actually ‘is’) gaining truck loads of  popularity…and farms were being set up to harvest the oil on a commercial basis…

And ladies and gentleman! Hang on… it doesn’t stop there…not just can this amazing oil be used in first aid applications and toiletries…it is a powerful solvent too (which is why it helps to clear trapped bacteria in boils) and can be utilized all around the home….So if you have any old tea tree oil in the cupboard it can be safely used for household cleaning applications…understand? It is particularly good for getting the glue off plates…jars and bottles often left behind by price stickers and labels…..It can be an effective cleaner…removing paint and pen marks easily from surfaces…( wow! Didn’t have even a single clue that it is so prolific! ) when mixed with a small amount of ordinary household cleaner or laundry product and rubbed over the area…It is a good stain remover for clothes and everyday washable items….But it must not be used full-strength on plastics and cheaper man-made fabrics…because they can become damaged by the strong solvent action…It can clean silver…It helps to deodorize rooms and cupboards….Mixed with a few drops of a culinary oil it can be sprinkled onto a duster and used to polish wooden furniture…both inside the house and in the garden…

And today the stand of tea tree oil is above all…without a doubt…

Check out these references…

  1. 20 Great uses of tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  2. Tea tree history by Tea tree wonders
  3. Tea tree benefits by Tea Tree Organization

Tea Tree Treats Psoriasis…Yes It Does!

Sometimes when I used to sit alone…got sober and used to think of the goods and ills of this world…One question often stroked my thoughts..Cant there be just one…Just One…solution to all problems…a lot of our time would be saved finding alternate solutions…and similarly couldn’t there be Just One…Simply One medicine for all ills?? I mean…One medicine that would simultaneously treat all our ills…and then stroked an answer…Tea tree oil…No…I don’t mean any angel cascaded from heaven to tell me the answer…but my deep thought in the direction and my grandma’s  recipes…all of which had Tea tree oil as an ingredient without fail…

Psoriasis…I am taking for granted that you already know the condition…

Uh…Okay fine…I’ll still explain…

Psoriasis is a skin condition which is caused by a combination of the outer skin producing too many new cells very rapidly….and shedding them and usually happens when the immune system starts taking the skin cells for certain alien pathogens…

Usually the skin produces these cells at a rather slow pace…but with Psoriasis the cells are produced in surplus…The area of the skin affected does not have the time to process correctly the amount of productivity…that’s how it proliferates…

That is why Flaking or Scales may appear along with rashes because of the cells building up together…Though the scientific terms used to describe this condition are way too professional for you to understand and me to explain…

When it comes down to the psoriatic plaque…they are characterized by patches of red inflamed skin with a rapid and excessive skin production…which creates the scaly white flaking… Some people have it in their scalp others in elbows or knees and whereas some in regions as delicate as the genitals!

Often the ones suffering go through a very tough period mentally…they get depressed…because the nature of this disease is such!

Long Live The Saviour – Tea Tree Oil

Hmm…Tea Tree Oil is actually an essential oil…obtained from crushing the leaves of Tea Tree… Often called Melaleuca Oil…The scientific name of this Australian plant…

It is an oil….not like the others…because it is-

  • antifungal
  •  antibacterial

And is hence used in innumerable products like-

  • Shampoos
  •  Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Antiseptics
  • Deodorants

You know this…Tea Tree Oil is great in treatment of psoriasis for a lot of people with this disease…and meticulously cleans the skin…and makes it free from those disgusting flakes…

Its properties do the wonders for the affected skin…Usually it is recommended that it should be diluted with another plain liquid or even water before application ‘cause otherwise it may be a tad too hard for the skin…

As a matter of fact…this oil is pretty ancient and has been used for centuries within Australia for minor problems like healing cuts… burns and infections and today this same natural herb has been found to be a natural way to treat psoriasis…Amazing to note the development…it’s benefits are just increasing by the day….Tea tree oil based shampoos have been created to treat scalp psoriasis….It acts as an antiseptic and antifungal agent…This is a natural herb…a natural healer…It’s the best one can resort to…especially after being disappointed from other chemical-based products…

Okay…now…these are our references…have a look…

  1. Remedy for Psoriasis by www.psoriasis-aid.com
  2. Tea tree oil and Psoriasis by ehow
  3. Home remedy for Psoriasis by  Psoriasis RX

Have An ‘Athletes Foot’? Run for Tea Tree Oil

The name of this disease might sound rather funny…but trust me it is not for the poor ones suffering from it…thought it isn’t a very serious in nature but is pesky for sure like all other skin ailments….Many cures had been devised to cure this illness but none turned out to offer utterly satisfying results…One measure that i personally resorted to…when my father went through a similar condition was…early morning I used to warm water and pour it in a tub…added a few drops of an antiseptic liquid…Tea tree oil…and some soap…and used to ask him to place his feet in the water for 20 minutes…I repeated the process for around 2 weeks..and it did wonders for his feet…Because he used to don closed shoes with socks…all day long in office…so because of the wetness and dampness he developed the disease…

To throw some light on the disease’s being….Basically….Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin….The fungus thrives in warm…damp environments…can be the locker rooms… health clubs…public showers…and indoor swimming pools….

You know You Have Developed This Problem When You Experience…

  • Scales…cracks…cuts…peeling skin or blisters between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Itching… burning or stinging between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Skin dryness on the sides or bottoms of the feet

This infection can even spread to under the toenails…causing thick…crumbly…discolored or separated toenails…it is called Onchomycosis and as a matter of fact…it can be very difficult to treat…

Run For Tea Tree!

Tea tree oil (also known Melaleuca alternifolia)…offers you the best refuge from athlete’s foot Tea tree oil has a long history of traditional use in Australia as a remedy for skin infections…

It has been evident all this while that tea tree oil is an antiseptic and has the ability to kill many bacteria and fungi…It offers the best help in diseases like athletes foot..

A research that took place on Tea tree’s effectiveness on the occurrence of athletes foot…and it was found that its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities do wonder for the infected skin of people…and scrapes out the impurities…the fungus….and the bacteria…often killing them in the process…

The tea tree oil has shown improvement in

  • Itching
  • Scaling
  • Inflammation
  • Burning

And for the effectiveness of this oil.. People applied the oil twice daily to affected areas for four weeks…and experienced results they had never seen before on their affected areas with any other oil or solution and that’s how the Australians became the ardent users and crusaders of the tea tree oil…

In a kind of survey done…it was found that….There was a marked clinical improvement in 68 percent of people using the 50 percent tea tree oil solution and 72 percent in people using the 25 percent tea tree oil solution…compared to 39 percent in the placebo group…The fungi was eradicated in 64 percent in the 50 percent tea tree oil group…compared to 31 percent in the placebo group…And that’s how this amazing oil showed its worth when pushed in a competition with others…

So…now have a look at our references…

  1. Natural remedies by Cathy Wong
  2. Cure Athlete’s Foot by Ray Sahelian
  3. Tea tree by The Healthy Haven