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3 Essential Oils that Heal

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1. Tea Tree

Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Why I keep it around:

Tea Tree is revered for its antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and powerful antifungal properties.  I use it for pretty much all skin issues and since it is one of the essential oils that you can apply neat to the skin (without diluting in a carrier oil like jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed etc.) it is easy to use.

I personally like the smell of Tea Tree, but some people find it a bit intense. If you are one of these people, try creating a Tea Tree/Lavender mix to mellow out the Tea Tree scent. I use this mix for spot treating acne and bug bites, and for enhancing the smell and antibacterial properties of homemade natural cleaning products.

Other uses: Tea Tree is used to treat athlete’s foot, burns, Candida, cold sores, corns, dandruff, eczema, insect bites/stings (or other itches), lice, nail fungus, psoriasis, respiratory infections, ringworm, chicken pox, sore throat, strep throat, thrush, warts, cuts, as an insect repellent and more.

Contraindication: Tea Tree can be toxic when used internally, and it is best to avoid when pregnant or lactating. This essential oil can be used neat on the skin, but some people are sensitive to it.  To test if you have a sensitivity, try diluting tea tree in a carrier oil (i.e. sweet almond, jojoba, sesame, grape seed) oil before applying a small amount to your skin (avoiding the face and other sensitive areas to begin with.)

 

 

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9:35AM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

I find this to be a very helpful article on natural essential oils. Been using essential oils for many years now, and they truly are wonderful. Lavender is my very favorite, and I'm sure alot of people feel that way, too. To save money, buying online from a dependable vendor is a way I've done it for a long time, do be careful and don't buy fragrance oils but Essential Oils, there is a huge difference and it is essential oils that give the most healthy benefits. The three essential oils featured in this article do work very well for many issues in a natural way.

5:17AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

No every fat is bad

8:35AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

Thanks

3:45AM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

Thank you

2:54AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

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2:14PM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

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2:04AM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

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4:16PM PDT on May 12, 2014

Good to know .... but a post that's too long.

7:42AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Can you take lavendar oil internally??

1:55AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thank you

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