What's tea tree oil for?

Herbal remedy. Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective.

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Whats the benefit of tea tree oil?

Antibacterial. Further information can be found here http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tea_tree_oil. Read more...
Melaleuca. Tea tree oil (melaleuca) has been used for fungal, bacterial and viral infections. Other uses include lice, congestion, acne, boils, warts, yeast infections, dandruff & inflammatory skin conditions. Read more...

What are the uses of tea tree oil?

What tree ? Many are referring to the eucalyptus or possibly the mellaluka tree. There are many others such as the cinchola tree which the bark is known for treating malaria. Please don't see the words tea tree and think of a medicinal that is a cure all. They are rare in their uses and that is why pharmacies have studied researched and found the ingredients in them which are benificial. Read more...

Does tea tree oil need to be diluted?

For what purpose? Some oils are used for scent, some for skin, and some taken internally. What do you want to use tea tree oil for? If sold in the us it should have safety recommendations on the bottle. Read more...

I'm thinking of applying tea tree oil on my cut. Can i?

Soap & water. Why do people insist on applying things to cuts and scrapes? All you should do is clean it thoroughly with soap and water, and cover it with a clean bandaid. Change the bandaid daily; cuts heal faster when they are covered. Read more...

Should I use tea tree oil to clean after two day train ride with no shower?

Why? While tea tree oil may have some mild antibacterial activity, it has no effect on dirt. Soap and water is a quicker and much more straightforward solution to your problem. Read more...

Are tea tree oil and tea tree essential oil the same thing? What do they do?

Tea tree oil. They are the same but not the same as tea oil which is the oil from tea. Rather this comes from a speical plant whose botanical name is melaleuca alternifolia. It is reported by proponents to be anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific. Read more...

Can tea tree oil help my veruca?

Get hard core. Tea tree oil is an interesting mix but you want something strong to handle a wart. The over the counter remedies and prescription stuff damage tissue and turn up local immunity. Use something specific for watts. You have many choices. Read more...