Melaleuca Essential Oil

This is one of the most diverse oils I have!  Right now my 1 Year old is fighting a tough cold.  He’s got the runny nose, tired and GRUMPY!

Puffy eyes, sad face-Colds suck!
Puffy eyes, sad face-Colds suck!

I mixed a few drops of Melaleuca & Lavendar oils in my essential oil diffuser.  In about 20 minutes his nose wasn’t dripping any more and he had more energy.  As soon as we headed out the door to the park for a quick playtime, the symptoms came back.

Used it overnight to help the little guy sleep!

This essential oil is used in so many treatments, I will post up recipes later.  For today, I’m just throwing out the basics!

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.

Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis,toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections.

Some people add it to bath water to treat cough, bronchial congestion, and pulmonary inflammation.

How does it work?

The chemicals in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus, and reduce allergic skin reactions.