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Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
The benefits of using tea tree oil are immeasurable and there are
three basic ways to use this miraculous substance:
  1. Topically with the aid of a carrier oil or isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Inhalation (through use of a diffuser).
  3. Orally as with analgesic relief of a toothache (without

  • WARNING: Do not ingest tea tree oil!

Here how to use tea tree oil to get rid of bugs and much, much

#1 Tea Tree Oil Use: analgesic (pain relief).
It's not the first thing you think about when it comes to the
benefits of tea tree oil, but tea tree oil has an
analgesic effect
when applied to the skin and it can help relieve pain in many

  • dental care. Tea tree oil helps teeth remineralize and is
    valuable in dental care. It also helps with dental plaque and
    gingivitis! Just be sure to swish and not to swallow. Tea tree
    oil can lead to poisoning.

  • tick removal. After tick removal apply tea tree oil for both
    antiseptic and analgesic relief. Save the tick and seek
    medical attention regarding the potential of Lyme disease.

  • wasp stings. Tea tree oil can aid in the pain of wasp stings.
    Always seek medical help for allergic reactions, as they may
    be life threatening. If you have allergic reaction, reach for
    your EPI pen (prescription) or Benadryl.

#2 Tea Tree Oil use: antibacterial.
In clinical studies, tea tree oil effectively killed 99.9% of bacteria
on contact (Associated Foodstuff Laboratories of Australia, 1983).

  • handwash - Tea tree oil is effective as an antibacterial
    hand wash and you can use it to make a hand sanitizer with
    natural ingredients. Certainly it makes a great natural
    alternative to the questionable stuff made in China.

#3: Tea Tree use: antibiotic.
As a natural antibiotic, tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has
wound-healing properties.

According to an abstract published in 2000, in the Oxford
Academic Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, tea tree oil is an
effective agent against, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA)!
Tea tree oil fights MRSA.

#4: Tea tree use: antiseptic.
Tea tree oil is well known as a natural antiseptic for skin
conditions by the native people of Australia where the tea tree
plant is grown. The aboriginal people crushed tea tree leaves and
applied tea tree oil as a poultice to cuts, burns and infections.

Given that the plant isn't native to America, we preppers can just
use tea tree oil.

#5: Tea Tree Use: anti-fungal.
A natural anti-fungal, tea tree oil has compounds that help kill
the fungi and can help preppers deal with these fungal problems

  • Athlete's foot. help you soak away fungus and bacteria from
    the skin surface.

  • Wart removal. Applied directly to the wart 2-3 times daily.
    See your physician about warts as it may be an indication of
    immune system deficiency. Also, your physician can rule out
    cancerous growths.

#6: Tea tree use: antimicrobial to fight the superbug!
According to an abstract published in 2000, tea tree oil is an
effective agent against, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA), otherwise known as the
superbug! That's right,
tea tree oil fights MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant strain of
bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in

Staph-infected wounds healed faster when they were treated
with vapors of tea-tree oil than with conventional methods,"
according to an article published by

#7: Anti-itch uses of tea tree oil.

  • Eases rashes associated with chigger larvae bites.

#8: Tea tree use: anti-viral.
Tea tree oil is an antiviral!

#9: Tea tree use: Cosmetic.
Tea tree oil offers a variety of cosmetic benefits, including
clearing up acne, blackheads and blemishes, as well as
eliminating body odor, dandruff and even bad breath. Use sweet
almond oil as a carrier oil to dilute

  1. Acne. Banish blackheads and blemishes with tea tree oil.
    Just be careful to avoid the eyes as it is an extreme irritant.
  2. Bad breath (halitosis). Cut the stink breath with tea tree
    oil being careful not to swallow. As a mouthwash, Dr.
    Andrew Weil agrees.
  3. Chapped lips. Tea tree oil can soothe chapped lips.
  4. Deodorant. As a body wash, you'll find tea tree oil provides
    natural deodorizing properties. Tea tree oil is just as useful
    in the kitchen as it is in the bathtub or shower!
  5. Dry cuticles.
  6. Scar healing. Tea tree oil prevents scarring. Tea tree oil is
    soothing and can be therapeutic in that it can help prevent
    scratching which would otherwise lead to scarring and
  7. Skin tags.

#10: Tea tree use: diaphoretic..
A diaphoretic effect enhances sweating helping the body to
respond to an infection.

#11: Tea tree use: disinfectant.
As a household cleaner, tea tree oil is useful in removing mold.
In aromatherapy, tea tree essential oil is purifying uplifting and

#12: Tea Tree oil boosts immunity.
Among the top essentials oils for their immune boosting strength
are eucalyptus,
lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil,  
tea tree and
thyme, though there are several others.

Tea tree oil boosts immunity

  • Above right, is Immune-aid Synergy by Plant Therapy. It
    contains a unique blend of tea tree oil with frankincense,
    Rosemary, lemon essential oil, Eucalyptus, and also Sweet
    Orange essential.

  • Below right, is from Immunity Boost from Simply Earth. It
    contains clove essential oil, ginger essential oil, grapefruit
    essential oil, and of course tea tree essential oil. Simply oil
    is scientifically tested to provide immune support, immune
    stimulation and improved functioning of all body systems.

#13: First aid uses of tea tree oil.
Native to Australia, Tea Tree Oil is a powerful immune stimulant,
that can help fight bacteria, and viruses. The indigenous people
of Australia have used tea tree oil as a treatment of fever, and
wounds. Applied topically, it's a natural antiseptic that can help
fight nail fungi and acne.

  1. Arthritis.
  2. Athlete's foot.
  3. Analgesics.
  4. Boils.
  5. Bruises.
  6. Bug bites.
  7. Bunions.
  8. Burns.
  9. Cancer fighter. Loaded with anti-cancer benefits, tea tree
    oil is well worth investigating (and also Frankincense) if you
    or our loved one has cancer. Read our full report of natural
    cancer alternatives.
  10. Candida.
  11. Canker sores.
  12. Chigger rashes. Preppers who live in the MidWestern states
    will appreciate tea tree oil for relief of itching and rash
    caused by chiggers.
  13. Cuts
  14. Fever reducer. The indigenous people of Australia used tea
    tree oil to treat fever
  15. Muscle ache relief. For minor aches and pains, tea tree oil
    can soothe tired muscles.
  16. Skin ulcers.

#14: Pest Control uses of Tea tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a known insect repellent and enemy of parasites!
Here how to use tea tree oil to get rid of bugs and your parasitic
problems, such as headlice.:

  1. Tea tree oil can make ants skedaddle!
  2. Head lice. Head lice are a nuisance and we've written an
    entire article on how prepper's get rid of headlice. Tea tree
    oil is an exceptional way to deal with lice and there are
    eight ways to use tea tree oil to get rid of head lice.

In addition to the pest control uses of tea tree oil, you'll find tea
tree oil beneficial in dealing with bites and stings:
  1. Bees. For bee and wasp stings, always seek medical help if
    there is an allergic reaction.
  2. Chiggers.
  3. Jellyfish. Stranded seaside with jellyfish sting? Keep some
    tea tree oil in your car's first aid kit and use it to soothe the
    irritation after you've removed the tentacles. Apply topically
    as an antibiotic to help prevent infection after you carefully
    remove the tentacles by scraping them off with a credit card.
    Jellyfish venom is painful, again tea tree oil can have an
    analgesic effect. Note that allergic reaction is always
    possible, so seek medical help if you have nausea, breathing
    difficulties or swelling!
  4. Horse flies.
  5. Leeches. Tea tree oil naturally repels leeches. For help with
    removing this hard-to-remove, blood sucking parasite, apply
    tea tree essential oil to the surrounding skin; most will fall
    off after around 20-30 minutes, but you can also loosen their
    grip after that time mark. Keep applying the tea tree oil long
    after you've removed this pest and you'll find it not only
    prevents infection but also soothes your skin.
  6. Sandflies.
  7. Spider bites.
  8. Ticks.
  9. Wasps. For bee and wasp stings, always seek medical help
    if there is an allergic reaction.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil used as a disinfectant and
antiseptic for centuries. Culled from the leaves of a tree
(Melaleuca alternifolia), native to Australia, Tea Tree Oil is a
powerful immune stimulant, that can help fight bacteria, and

How to assure you're getting 100% pure tea tree oil
When looking for tea tree oil, be sure to look for the words
"Melaleuca alternifolia" printed on the label. That's the only way
to assure that you're getting 100% natural tea tree oil that's not
diluted in a carrier base. When you have a pure form of tea tree
oil you will have the most concentrated medicinal value and
therapeutic properties to achieve your health and cosmetic goals.
Organic is always your best bet when it comes to essential oils.

So be sure to get "Melaleuca alternifolia" (or you may be getting
one of the other 300 varieties of tea tree oil plants). Only
"Melaleuca alternifolia" will assure that you have the correct
organic chemistry for the most powerful substance for your needs.

Happy endings...
Tree tree oil is one of those multi-use tools that preppers crave.
You know that "one is none" mentality we preppers have to
ensure redundancy? Well tea tree oil fills the bill! Stock up while
it's still available!

Tea tree oil helps to fight acne, eczema, dandruff, fungal
infections of the nail, skin tags, athlete's foot, cuts, burns and
abrasions, insect bites and stings, lice, and ringworms, vaginal
infections, sore throat, cold sores and ear infections and yeast

Despite all the benefits of tea tree oil and its amazing
versatility, there is one important note of caution: keep tea tree
oil away from children! Tea tree oil while a natural powerhouse is
also a poison. Do not ingest! Be happy and be safe. Use tea tree
oil with utmost of caution.

Indeed tea tree oil is extremely beneficial for preppers:

  • Analgesic. Tea tree oil has pain killing properties.

  • Antibiotic: Tea tree oil is an ideal natural first aid for minor
    cuts and abrasions. Combine a few drops of tea tree oil with
    warm water and wash the affected area. Another option is to
    mix with honey, which also has antibiotic properties.

  • Anti-itch. For help in dealing with rashes, tea tree oil is
    immensely beneficial for dealing with bug bites and rashes.

  • Cosmetic. For cosmetic purposes tea tree oil is good for
    healing with acne.

  • Diaphoretic. Tea tree oil also promotes sweating.

  • Disinfectant. Tea tree oil makes a wonderful household

  • First aid uses of tea tree oil. Applied topically, it's a natural
    antiseptic that can help fight nail fungi in addition to acne.

  • Pest control. Tea tree oil can help the bugs skedaddle.

Now that you know a little more about tea tree oil benefits and
uses, have fun with it. Just keep out of reach of children!

Happy endings...
Tea tree oil uses for preppers: A powerful first aid remedy for
dealing with cuts, abrasions sun burns and sprains to rashes, tick
and chiggars --even tonsilitis, Tea tree oil is an important
prepping supply.
Tea Tree oil is an easy prep for your medicine cabinet. Get to
know the benefits and use it. The tea tree oil wellness ideas will
amaze you.

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Tea tree oil Benefits and uses
Tea tree oil uses
Benefits and uses of tea tree oil in prepping

Tea tree oil is powerfully important to preppers.
Preppers are discovering the power of tea tree oil, particularly in
the realm of natural first aid, for dealing with everything from
cuts, abrasions sun burns and sprains to rashes, tick and chigger
bites -- even
helping to heal the Shingles! But there's so much
more to reveal about tea tree oil, including cosmetic benefits,
pet care.

Around the homestead,
tea tree oil is immensely useful as a
natural and safe
disinfectant. As well, tea tree oil has properties
that can fight mold, and help relieve bacterial and even viral

Tea Tree Oil Benefits and Uses
Culled from the leaves of a tree Melaleuca alternifolia, Dr. Axe
calls tea tree oil "One of the most powerful essential oils of the